Perhaps you’ve heard of bullet journaling, or maybe you are a bullet journaling pro – either way, I want to give you a new system that will help you schedule your priorities and achieve goals using your bullet journal. Bullet journaling is a rapid logging system, allowing you to quickly get your ideas onto paper. Once you do, there’s a simple method to sort and organize them that you can adjust to your specific needs.
While this is the well-known practice of bullet journaling, I think we can make our planning work even better for us and our priorities. I talk a lot about the new priority system in episode 006 of the podcast, so listen on iTunes if you want more details on how you can really prioritize what matters most to you.
I go over this system in my blog post here, but I want to also introduce this system to the world of bullet journaling as well. You can use this in your journal just as others use it in their planners. Here are the 3 categories for your priorities that you can start using today so that you know where to focus your time:
Knowing how to categorize your priorities and which category you should focus on is key to planning out your goals and your daily tasks. You can use this system in your bullet journal as you create a daily plan. Be sure to write out your tasks for your day (or week if preferred) under the categories of Immediate, Important and Insignificant.
As a bonus, the gridded pages in our hardcover journals help make bullet journaling a breeze. Our journals are split into four sections, each with a different colored grid — this makes organizing the sections of your bullet journal even easier!
Coming up in the next week, I’ll have free downloads you can use for your bullet journaling: the Bullet Journal Cheat Sheet and the Bullet Journal Calendar. These downloads will also fit right into your IWP journal, because I made them just the right size!
Interested in exploring bullet journaling in greater depth? The official Bullet Journal website is a great place to start! Happy Planning!