BuJo is a modular framework. Each module, or Collection, serves to organize related information. You can mix and match, customize, or even create Collections to best suit your needs. Let’s take a look at the four core Collections:
The Index, Future Log, Monthly Log, and the Daily Log.
My story with the Bujo…
I’ve discovered it just one month and a half ago and now I’m absolutely in love with it! In the beginning, I was very skeptical about the real usefulness of this method, especially because of creativity and manual skills that you need to realize it. I thought that the preparation and the drawings would take too much time for realization and it would be a waste of time, and my aim ( as everybody, of course) was to organize and save time not spend it too much. I read some articles on the web about this topic to understand the rules and how to fix the bullet journal but everything seems to me too much complicated, but I felt a deeply interesting and fascination about the argument and I started following just the most important rule of Bullet Journal’s creator Ryder Carroll: make your bujo as you want it to be.
So you can use the modules that you want and nothing is necessary. The intention is to be more organized than before and to do only the things that really matter to do, avoid the rest.
How many times you waste time doing useless things or worse just think to do but stand still?
Can you feel the sense of frustration of that moment?
This was my problem for a long time. A lot of stuff that I wanted to do but more difficulties to stay focused on them. Writing monthly, weekly and daily logs help me to stay focused and check off the list what it’s done, at the end of the day, it’s very satisfying!
After the first days, my desire to express myself gained courage and I start to write some “lettering experiments” and some drawings. But the main objective remains the same:
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
Simple Glossary about Bullet Journaling:
- Bujo is the abbreviation of BUllet JOurnal
- The Index lives at the front of your notebook and serves to locate content in your Bullet Journal.
- Future Log is used to store dated entries that will occur outside the current month.
- The Monthly Log is a spread of facing pages that consists of a Calendar and a Task page.
- The Calendar Page is designed to provide a birdseye view of the month.
- The Task Page is designed to help you take a monthly mental inventory
- The Daily Log is designed for day-to-day use. At the top of the page, record the date as your topic.
- Custom Collections !!! The Bullet Journal is designed to become whatever you need it to be. You’re encouraged to design your own Custom Collections.