This two-year old journaling technique was developed by product designer Ryder Carroll. It's intended to be simple and minimalistic, but many people are also using it as a creative outlet. It basically combines your calendar, reminders, to-do list, and life goals tracker.
Here is a video introduction from Carroll:
Each bullet journal has four main sections:
- The index or key spread - the first two facing pages with a list of the sections in the journal with the page numbers.
- Future log spread - a list of important dates by month.
- Monthly and Daily log spread - the month's dates and days of the week, as well as a daily log.
- Collections - a collection is a list of things that you're passionate about, such as movies, television shows, music, life goals, or more.
The basic tools I'm using to kickstart this habit are:
- Eccolo Cool Jazz graph journal with pen loop
- Uni-Ball Signo Micro 307 in black ink
- Staedtler 10 Triplus fineliner marker set
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