I’ve posted here about Bullet Journaling and how I use it several times since 2013. Last night I met Ryder Carroll, the author of the system, at my local library. He’s written a book about it and is touring to promote it. Yes, he signed my Bullet Journal. Since he first shared his method for … Continue reading Ryder Carroll Signed My Bullet Journal
Go to minute 47 of this week’s “Culture Gabfest” by Slate to hear the most entertaining discussion of Bullet Journaling you will hear. Ever. Be warned, the hosts swear a bit about it, as hard as that is to imagine. Anyway, minute 47. https://megaphone.link/PPY9054525813 The Managing Editor of Slate’s podcasts, June Thomas, wrote a defense … Continue reading I Laughed Out Loud At This Podcast’s Takedown of Bullet Journaling
Cal Newport dropped Bullet Journaling after a month-long experiment because the system didn’t fit his expansive thinking on a daily basis. He summarizes: “The total amount of information I record, read, and regularly change to keep my energy focused productively is simply way too voluminous for me to tame with a single medium-size notebook and … Continue reading Cal Newport’s Dismissal of Bullet Journaling Has Me Wondering
My Bullet Journal says I’ve almost done all the things I set out to do in October. That feels good. My Bullet Journal is silent about whether those were the things I should have done though. That doesn’t feel good.
I was tickled to discover this weekend that my 14-year-old niece uses a Bullet Journal. We spent several minutes geeking out over our respective journal choices, logging systems, and even pens of choice. I’ve written about my Bullet Journal a bit here over the past four years. It is indispensable to my weekly work and … Continue reading A Reminder Of The Beauty of Bullet Journaling
My former Head of Staff and I used to sardonically observe that deaths in the congregation came in bunches. Whenever someone would pass, my boss and I would spend the next couple of days looking sideways at one another, waiting for news of another, silently eyeing our calendars with dread. It was eerie how often … Continue reading Sick
A Leuctthurm 1917 notebook, 249 blank pages, hardcover, dotted, colored anthracite. A waistband travel wallet with elastic strap and all its contents: drivers license, debit card, and 100 Euro in cash. These are the things I lost on my vacation. The notebook is gone for good. I took it thinking I might set up my … Continue reading The Things I Lost on My Vacation
The reason some things don’t get done is that I don’t want them to get done. They’re scrawled in my Bullet JournalBullet Journal, page after page. I’ve voice-dictated them as Google Now reminders. I’ve tapped them into Evernote. They’re still not done. There is no tool in the world, analog or digital, that can match … Continue reading This Productivity Hack Changed Everything!
A lot of pastor work is project work: plan a retreat, prepare weekly worship, orchestrate a capital campaign, craft a safe child policy, and so on (A lot of pastor work, mostly the care part of the vocation, is decidedly un-project like, too). Projects are made up of tasks. You can Get Things Done by … Continue reading Buckets
A staple of Getting Things Done is the Master Project List, that compilation of everything you’re working on that requires multiple steps to complete. Planning the junior high lock-in belongs on the Master Project List, because it requires multiple tasks: designing the flyer, recruiting volunteers, building the schedule, and so on. I’ve maintained a Master Project … Continue reading A Longer Master Project List Is Not A Better Master Project List