Post-It Sized Systems in My Bullet Journal
Bullet journaling works very well on its own. Like anything else, the more you learn a thing, the more you learn what works well and potentially what is missing.
In the early stages of developing my bullet journaling system, I noticed how much happiness I got from X-ing out tasks on my list and meeting my appointments. But, there were also days that I wrote and marked things off my list that didn’t feel, well, like anything.
I wanted to make sure my bullet journal wasn’t a punishment list. An endless list of to-dos that I felt like I had to do. I wanted it to be a place of improvement and joyful optimization of my life.
With this in mind, I added four post-it notes to the back of my bullet journal a year or so ago.
Actionable Note Taking
I learned this note taking method from the ModernHealthMonk’s YouTube Channel a couple of years ago.
In a Rut Emergency Kit
This is also an inspiration from the ModernHealthMonk. The sticky note is labeled ‘Weekly’, but I no longer do this on a weekly basis.
When I feel like I’ve been in a rut for a while, I use this practice to get out of it.
I’ve worked in health and wellness since 2002, so it is safe to say it is part of me now. I do yoga every morning, and I work out three to four times a week.
This post-it is a quick workout (roughly 7 to 10 minutes) that I can do when I don’t have time to do anything else.
I was doing this practice daily when I first made this post-it. Now, it is occasionally worked in with my yoga and workout practice.
This is another post-it that is labeled daily that I only use occasionally these days.
When I have a bad day or a day that feels like it slipped away from me without any pleasure, joy, or achievement, I look to this note to find out what happened with my day.