From a full on Bullet Journal to a simple Book of Lists

For those of you who do not know what a Bullet Journal is, I suggest asking Google. 😉 I do not intend to repeat what others have written about and explained a thousand times.
I used to love Bullet Journalling. One could say I was full on obsessed. Back in school it was my every day companion. My trusted system. I swore by it. Then I came to uni and things changed. My phone became my every day companion. My schedules started being digital and as I had my phone, wherever I went there was not need for me to copy everything into a physical copy. Quickly Google Calendar started doing the job that until then my Monthly and Yearly spreads had done. My weekly spreads became repetitive, I stopped using trackers. And at some point I stopped using the Bullet Journal all together, because setting it all up was more of a hassle than it was any use.

My companion for 17 months

A few weeks into the second semester I started writing a To-Do list on a sticky note as well as a daily motivational sentence. After doing that for two weeks I realized that I could have all those stickies in a safe place and I bought a cute little book for my daily to do lists. And who would have thought it… it turned into a safe place. Filled with more than just to-do lists. It also contains my gratitude log, my “feel-good-activities”-list, a list with all the things I need when going to university.

My average weekly overview
I tried to catch up with uni

I would write down visions and goals for the next semester in that book as well as the plan for exam prep. The thinks I need to get done at some point but do not yet put into a daily to do still are on sticky notes. But they get carried on from week to week. If I feel the need to track my habits, I print a template and stick it to the page with washi tape which is so much faster than lining the entire tracker out myself.

Just some thoughts

But my schedule as well as a few fast-lived lists like shopping lists I keep on my phone. In Google Calendar or Google Keep respectively. And there is no rule as to which lists go to Keep and which to my book, it really comes down to convenience and sometimes I even take a picture of my book and make it a Keep-Note.

Having a few good quotes with you is always handy and great for motivation

However as I am now approaching the end of my little book, which has served me well for about 17 Months, I decided to go back to an A5 notebook again and start a new Book of Lists there and see where it takes me. I intend it to be an inspiration as well as a place to keep track of all my to dos.

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