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Using Bullet Journals for Work/Life Balance

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It's the latest craze in life organization. Totally adaptable to your needs, the Bullet Journal puts the past, present and future all in one place: to-do lists, appointment calendars, diet/exercise logs, budgets, diary musings and anything else you want to record. Surprisingly, it's not digital. You do it with a paper notebook and pen/pencil; although there are tons of journal page templates and ideas online.

 

The problem with having separate organizers for Work, Friends/Family and Personal Time is that they allow conflicting information to exist and cause you unnecessary duplication of effort. Keeping one BuJo prevents that and gives you greater efficiency in getting things done.

 

Even better, it gives you a bird's eye view of your entire life. You can easily see when one part is taking more than its fair share of your time and energy, and when another is being neglected. Here are a few BuJo hacks to keep your life on track.

 

Habit Tracker. Using colored dots on a calendar grid, you can chart exactly how much time you spend on each activity, and review it at a glance.

 

Weekly Spread. This two-page calendar format gives you room to create columns for each major area of your life: work, health, blogging, etc. Each day's activities are entered in the appropriate column, and imbalances are clearly revealed.

 

Migration. At the end of each month, you take a look at all the uncompleted tasks on the calendar, and write them into next month's calendar. This intentionally annoying process forces you to analyze whether certain types of tasks are consistently being left undone, and if so, why. Maybe something else is hogging your attention. Or maybe you don't need those tasks in your life at all.

 

Your Bullet Journal can become your best friend. It can be as simple or complex, straightforward or creative, as you want it to be. And it really can enable you to make your life better.

 

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