I was recently asked why notebook page numbers are important. It then occurred to me that people don’t know this simple productivity hack. How many of you have spent time wondering if you are leaving enough space for meeting notes? Do you use separate notebooks for work or different subjects just so your notes are organized? Have you rethought your paper notes in lieu of electronic notes that you can search? Page numbers can help you be more organized in your business notebook and more productive at work. Here’s why.
Future planning with a bullet journal can be tough. Anyone with a hectic job is juggling today’s to-do’s and trying to remember what they were supposed to follow up on from last week. My last job was super crazy. I had a large number of requests, tasks, actions, and follow-ups that I was managing. At … Read more
I recently received a comment from a user who asked how to overcome the anxiety of getting started. Thank you for this great question!! This kind of anxiety is common within the Bullet Journal community. There is no right way to get started, you just have to try some different things and see what works for you.
I started a notebook or Bullet Journal as a way to keep track of my personal to-do’s. I had struggled with finding a planner that worked for me and stumbled upon Ryder Carroll’s Bullet Journal® website and intro video. If you are thinking about your work/personal organizational system and just want some ideas, head over to The Bullet Journal Website and watch the video. Once you are ready to give it a try, remember that it is completely okay to try things and have them not work.
Recognizing and understanding how long your daily, routine tasks take to complete is crucial to having a successful work organization system.
Think about the tasks that you do all the time. Checking your email. Calling a supplier. Calling a customer. Filling an order. Grading homework. Patient charts. Each of our jobs have different “routine” tasks. I made huge strides in work organization when I became very realistic about how long it takes for me to do these routine tasks.
Tired of hearing that OneNote and Outlook are the only two tools needed to be organized? You’ve tried going digital and it just isn’t for you? I’m with you. I am not one of those people. For as long as I can remember, I have always written notes. I keep handwritten notes for to-do’s, grocery lists, meeting minutes, you name it. This is why keeping a notebook works so well for me.
For my tasks, I follow “true” Bullet Journal methodology.