The Bullet Journal Method

The Bullet Journal Method

Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future

Book - 2018
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There's a reason this system for time management, goal setting, and intentional living has been adopted by millions around the globe: it works. Not only will you get more done, but you'll get the right things done. All you need is a pen, paper, and five spare minutes a day.

In The Bullet Journal Method , Ryder Carroll, the system's founder, provides an essential guide to avoiding all-too-common beginner mistakes and building a core discipline from which you can personalize your practice. You'll not only learn to organize your tasks, but to focus your time and energy in pursuit of what's truly meaningful to you by following three simple steps:

* Track the past. Create a clear and comprehensive record of your thoughts.

* Order the present . Find daily calm and clarity by tackling your to-do list in a more mindful, systematic, and productive way.

* Design the future. Transform your vague curiosities into meaningful goals, and then break those goals into manageable action steps that lead to big change.

Whether you're a frustrated list maker, an overwhelmed multitasker, or a creative who needs some structure, The Bullet Journal Method will help you go from passenger to pilot of your own life.
Publisher: New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2018]
ISBN: 9780525533337
Branch Call Number: 640.43 CARROLL
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 21 cm


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Feb 11, 2021

I would only recommend this book to those who are already fairly organized and who want to become super organized.
In my opinion, you have to be fairly organized to be able to put the book's prescriptions into practice.

Oct 23, 2020

Can I download for an audiobook and how?

AnnabelleLee27 Dec 26, 2019

So much better than I had anticipated - clear, encouraging, and practical. The final section went beyond planning had many creative ideas for organizing, problem solving, and over-all inspirational living. Great book to refer to often through out the year.

Dec 11, 2019

Totally rad. I purchased a copy of the book the day I checked it back in to the library. There were people waiting to read it and I wanted a copy to reference. Bullet Journaling is an organization system but it's also a philosophy. Hopefully that's not too pretentious but that is how I see the book. One part is how to do it. It provides detailed specifics on how to bullet journal. It includes plenty of illustrations of bullet journal samples pages. The other part is the thought process, science and anecdotal stories behind it. To be fair, I found some of the instructions a little clunky and fairly complex. Part of me would like to have two different books broken up the way I describe it. Between the book, his web-page and the community there are more than enough resources to get started. Who should read this? Maybe junior or high school students. Probably everyone. Anyone who's a little unorganized and scattered can find something here. There are a lot of specifics. Even if you don't adopt the method or the author's particular way of doing it, there is a good chance you might find some inspiration in the book. It's a motivational read. It's fairly easy reading and not overly long or laborious. Five stars.

Oct 11, 2019


May 26, 2019

I've been doing the Bullet Journal for a few years, this book helped me crystallize the method. There's a bit of extra productivity blather in this book, but it's easy to skip those passages while gleaning out the simple building blocks of bullet journaling: a straightforward and successful way to organize yourself.

May 05, 2019

A very enlightening read on how to better organize ones life through a little writing and perseverance.

Apr 30, 2019

Ryder Carroll is a genius!

Jan 17, 2019

I'm going with the idea that you make the Bullet Journal work for you, not that I have to be a slave to the arty look of the thing. That repels me as I want my art and life to be elsewhere...out in the real world.

I'll be sticking with my trusty biro and not worrying about the look. But that's the great thing about this system, you can make it what you want it to be.

The journaling part is pretty simple, and could be covered in twenty pages or so. The big part of the method is really keeping up with it and following the procedure, especially really accomplishing the things you plan to do. If you can do that, you've got it made.

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