I do ALL of my planning digitally but I understand that not everyone is comfortable with that process. For my clients who are creative/artistic/visual, a Bullet Journal offers an elegant alternative to the traditional calendar or list.
Bullet Journaling is getting popular, which means that some people are accessing a useful way to "record the past, organize the present and plan for the future." However, others are feeling incentivized - or even pressured - to employ yet another planning "solution" that a) they don't need and/or b) doesn't work for their personalities or lifestyles.
Watch the video about the principles of the Bullet Journal system, and then consider these pros and cons to determine if it might be a good fit for you.
- Great for those who enjoy the old fashioned feel of pen and paper.
- Fun and effective for visual learners. (Learn about decorating your Bullet Journal).
- Not subject to technological malfunctions.
- An effective alternative to scattered lists.
- Requires time and focus to start and maintain.
- Deleting/editing can get messy, unlike "erasable" digital formats.
- There's no "backup" in case of loss or damage.
- As with any organizing system, users must remember to consistently update and refer to it.