The Bullet Journal Productivity Method Empowers Your Paper Notebook

If pen and paper are your favourite tools, the Bullet Journal is a productivity technique that turns any paper notebook into a powerful productivity system. The video here shows you how it’s done in a nutshell.

We discussed some of your favourite paper notebooks earlier this week. If you’re in love with the one you use, this technique can help you turn it into a fully-fledged organiser for your to-dos, projects, lists and notes. The video above gives you a quick pass at how it functions, and it works surprisingly well. You don’t have to buy a specific type of journal to use it.

While the guide here is a quick overview, there’s more to the Bullet Journal system than you might think. There are easy ways to connect bullets, tasks, notes and events into a single organised system that offers guideposts on any page to get to where you need to be without flipping through dozens of pages looking for something specific. There’s even a method for moving your items from one “month” to another “month” inside your journal seamlessly.

We spend a lot of time looking at electronic to-do apps and tools for your phone or computer that will help you stay organised, but for those folks who just can’t resist the lure of analogue, give the Bullet Journal method a try. You can learn more about it at the link below.

Bullet Journal


  • I do thin on a daily basis with a standard diary, prioritize tasks (A, B & C) & roll them daily. This ‘bullet’ leaves scope for more, as I keep sketch/notebooks separate, but wish I didn’t have to. So I’ll give it a go. Thanks lh!

  • I can see an awesome app here – too much re-writing and manual work that can be avoided with some simple electronic structure (spreadsheet or app).

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