A GUIDE TO A BULLET POINT JOURNAL
You set up your journal into sections by month, week, and year. From there, you track what needs to get done. You also track significant events and milestones. This analogue way of writing engages your brain and encourages more thorough thought processes. Here is a simple step-by-step guide on how to get journalling:
Step 1. Pick the right notebook.
Simply select a notebook that you can easily transport from place to place. A notebook with an elastic band works well, for example our BEA, or one with dotted and lined pages such as VITA OR NELA!
Step 2. Create an index.
Go to the next blank page in your notebook. Use a ruler to draw three straight lines across the spread, dividing it into three equal sections on each page. Your future log is a way of getting a complete overview of tasks you need to complete within the next six months. It will include a month-by-month breakdown of events, tasks, and goals.
Step 4. Write the name of the next six months in each section.
If you're starting your bullet journal for the new year, you will start with the month of January. Write page numbers on the corners of each page. As your future log in your first section, the page numbers should be one and two.
Step 7. Write signifiers in your index.
Signifiers are the types of bullet points you use in your journal. You can have a signifier for every category, such as creative processes, bills, professional goals or school appointments. As you track your goals on your daily calendar, use your signifiers.
Step 8. Add collections.
At the very back of the notebook, add a global list of things you would like to achieve for the year. Some of these items can be copies into your monthly log. It can be books you would like to read to a fitness goal you would like to achieve.
We recommend using our VITA, BEA or NELA for a Bullet Point Journal, they are thin, easy to carry and BEA has a great elasticated strap to transport it!
This month we chat to Ulrike Lea Moormann, a ceramic artist from Berlin, about how she integrates our notebooks into her creative life.
Ulrike, which Notem product is your favourite and why?
Thank you for taking the time, Ulrike! Explore more of her work on ulrikeleamoormann.com or follow her on Instagram @ulrikeleamoormann!