In my article titled The Bullet Journal Inspiration Layout, I talk about a system to brainstorm ideas on your paper and quickly jot them down. I also talk about the daily section of your journal and what you can do with it. This article talks about making a “Daily” section for yourself.
How are you going to do a daily schedule? By beginning the day with a strategy for the day and then creating a story that defines the day’s activities. You could create an entire column from this plan and then add in a daily agenda.
You can also use this as a time management idea for you Bullet Journal Inspiration Layout. If you have a lot of paper to cover every day, then you will need a way to determine when each day begins.
In my article, I show how you can start your day by setting up a writing activity. Each morning, spend the first hour or so of your morning writing. Your activities for the day can be anything that brings you into writing mode. One of my favorites is to put together a new story for the day’s activities.
Next, when your big day comes, walk out the door and write down how you are feeling. You may want to take a five minute break and relax. Some people like to see if they are smiling, laughing, or being happy. Others think that if they’re not smiling or laughing that they are bored.
As the day progresses, add different parts of your day. Each part should be described in a line or two. Also, add something extra about the activity that is different. For example, if you were doing an activity and you left early, write a line to add that you went to the bathroom. Or, if you ate, you could write “I ate a small snack.”
Shoot Line: As you’re going through your day, take a photo or write a little story about the day. If you were participating in an activity, make sure you write that down. If you weren’t, shoot a “Wasted” and something extra to make up for it.
List: Write down the things that need to be done each day. Start with the biggest one and work your way down. Do this for the first part of your day and then move on to the second part. Now, make sure you jot down every task that you need to complete.
When you are done with your daily schedule, use this as a template for your journal. It’s so easy to just jot things down by hand and forget all about them until the next day. Create a column on your paper and then fill in the things that need to be done each day.
That’s the only way that you’ll remember things. It won’t hurt to jot down a few things every day that might need to be considered the next day. Do this before you go to bed each night and you’ll be able to catch yourself before you forget something important.
In the Bullet Journal Inspiration Layout, I talk about a method to get ideas on your paper and quickly jot them down. This method is the “Daily” section of your journal.