I've been enjoying a "One Book July" challenge and learning to use the elegant simplicity of a bullet journal. One of the regular complaints with a bullet journal is the difficulty of forward planning. I have no desire to create more noise in a simple bullet journal by making a calendar section or creating a page of "future events and tasks" I have to check every day. But where do I put that pesky task for next Thursday? I chose to use an old friend, the tickler.
I record the future task or event right into my daily list, and then place a "T" in the bullet. The date the task/event needs to re-appear is placed as the signifier in the left hand margin in front of the bullet.
|After checking out our library books, I needed a forward reminder to return them on the 17th of July. I placed a T in the task box, and the return date in the left hand margin.|
|When I check the monthly calendar on the 17th, I can see that I have a task recorded on July 3 that needs to be put on the daily to do list for the 17th.|
This little system creates a minimum of re-writing while maintaining the integrity of the bullet journal system. If I come up with any more little hacks, I'll share them with you in another letter.