If you are in your fourties you can understand not all people feels really comfortable using a digital calendars. So you will know in this post how was my experience starting the bullet journal planner.

Some time ago I was looking for a method to be more productive and I found the Bullet Journal. Is a very popular notebook and you can let fly your imagination writing or drawing or both.

I started my Bullet Journal on February 2019 so I am beginner in this field. But I am going to share in this article my very first experience with this method.

About notebooks

Some people use a regular notebook but with this method many people likes to use a doted one. If you choose a doted one you will need to learn how writing on it.

As I like to discover new things in order to learn something new, I chose a notebook with pages doted. This doted line have done a real challenge for me. It has been a little hard for me to keep my writing on the doted line, oh gosh I need a glasses!. All those little dots likes to dance with those pink elephants, like in the cartoons but in front of my eyes. Yes, you could need glasses too.

The key

We have to create a kind of key or symbols to write different kind of notes, like for events, really important things, appointments, tasks. You will find on internet what you want to use. I recommend do not being complicated and being simple using not a large amount of symbols.

That’s it

There is not limit to planner what you want. Then, planning will need to be part of your routine and  every weekend will be the best time to create a new plan.

My first experience

I have notice my Bullet Journal doesn’t look like I would like, but I always knew it would be that way. It is easy loosing our focus, do not forget that is a tool to help us being more productive. I am not rush if I do not write one day my to-do list.

After knowing this method I started to have an approach to other kind of expressions more artistic. I am discovering watercolor Technics and lettering because some people use to mix some different Technics to make their Bullet Journal fancy. For me knowing this new things has been a nice serendipity.

If Bullet Journal helps to be more productive or not, I do not yet, I think it is up to us