10 reasons why you should _NOT_ start Bullet Journaling (I)

As you might remember, I started reading ‘The Bullet Journal Method’ by Ryder Carroll early in May this year (see this last post for details).

The intention back then was to learn about this method to then decide if Bullet Journaling is the next step and boost on my journaling journey.

For Christmas I collected 10 reasons for you why you DEFINITELY should NOT start (or continue) with a Bullet Journal.

Here’s the first batch of three reasons:

  1. It is individual and it’s freeing.
  2. Overprepping is your superpower
  3. Starting small, moving on evolutionary – disgusting!

[Disclaimer: Beware (Bullet) Journaling can change your life! ;-)]

It is individual and it’s freeing.

What I love most about Bullet Journaling is that you create your personal journal. There isn‘t a right or wrong, only a „works for me“ or „this doesn‘t work for me“. Existential freedom.

Jens Hoffmann on Twitter

So if you cannot live without tight, unbendable rules and someone telling you what (not) to do, then: Hands off Bullet Journaling!

Tweet from May 9th 2019

Overprepping is your superpower

You love planning, buying equipment, prepping yourself thoroughly – and then have no time, feel exhausted, have the next idea in mind or… something else happens?

You hate starting where you are – right NOW – with what you have and learning from there?

Learning on the go and with ease feels “just not right” for you?

Then: hands off Bullet Journaling!

Starting small, moving evolutionary

You hate to start small & evolving incrementally from there.

Starting small and then: being ready to go! Just like: getting a blank book, grabbing a pen, writing some headlines on pages (like the Index, the FutureLog or a (custom) collection of ‘books to read’) and getting used to a handfull of symbols for the DailyLog.

Tweets from 4th June 2019

With a Bullet Journal, you can just start and then move/improve on from there. You take little things on the way, try them out and integrate the best of them (for you and your context) in your journaling routine.

One example from my personal BuJo practise is starting a weekly overview for planning & logging (incl. prioritization) in autumn 2019. It works fine, way better than only having the monthly overview, until today.

Tweet from 28th of Oct 2019

Now what?

You liked what you read? I’d love to hear, what was especially valuable to you!
You longed for something? Let me know so this blog can improve.
You are also writing a (Bullet) Journal? Please share YOUR views why others should definitely (not ;-)) start one!

And watch for the next blogpost of this series coming soon. 🙂
Merry x-mas! <<-|