As a kid, and I should be honest, most of my early adult years, my mom called me the Absent-Minded Professor. As you might guess, I was not known for my organizational skills. But, somehow, I have become a functioning adult in spite of myself. Through a variety of paper lists, calendars and digital methods, I have managed to keep most of my life's to-do's in order.
And yet. I always feel like I'm forgetting something or I'm behind. I have a nagging feeling that there is more I should be doing. I have a hard time relaxing most days because of my "should-be-doing's." I stumbled upon the Bullet Journal somewhere online and became intrigued. I looked at several websites about this kind of journal to see what I could learn on my own. I felt like what I was reading made sense, but I wanted to the real story, so I just bought the Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll.
So far I am loving this book. It kind of starts as your standard "self-help" approach, but then stuff gets real. I appreciate the practical approach to this journal and am in love with the idea of "indexing" my journals. This means my journal no longer needs to be chronological - I just add page numbers and reference them in the index. Brilliant!
Reading further, and I'm just past the halfway point, I am enjoying the advice about how journaling and organizing tasks can help me be more present, rather than worrying about the future or dwelling on the past.
I will post more about this as I get through the book but I have high hopes for this!