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The Bullet Journal Method – Ryder Carroll
Heading into a New Year and in fact, a new Decade, it makes you reflect on what you’ve done and what you want to achieve.
Bullet Journaling may be the way forward as there is a THRIVING community online and after much investigation, I realised it’s not as hard as I thought.
To help with that, I bought The Bullet Journal Method, the book by the creator of Bullet Journaling – Ryder Carroll.
Does the book live up to the hype when there’s a whole free website dedicated to getting started?
What is it about?
Bullet Journaling or BuJo as it’s affectiontely known is a Journaling method created by Ryder Carroll to help him manage his ADHD.
As someone who also deals with Mental Health issues, I tried Bullet Journaling in 2017 and never got very far with it.
Like many of my hobbies, it fell to the way side never to be picked up again.
But, after watching Amanda Rach Lee the huge Bullet Journal artist on Youtube and trying to pick up the method, I knew I wanted to buy the book to understand more than the free resources on offer.
This book shares how to get started with The Bullet Journal method and how to set it up so that it works for your life.
It doesn’t have to be hard but if you feel more creative then of course you’re free to personalise it, but really the method is simple.
The Bullet Journal method treats the brain like a computer.
Information comes in, we need a method to organise and sort it, and then the output is action.
It’s really simple and it works as shared by many case studies in the book.
What Works in this Book
It’s written in plain English, it’s simple and breaks down the method with pictures and illustrations which even I could understand on my Kindle Oasis.
It’s easy to set up and start working on your own Bullet Journal straight away.
All the book advises you to do is grab a pen and notebook and get started!
No fancy equipment required!
What Doesn’t Work in this Book
Sometimes too long and the writing style is very dry at times.
But it does what it says on the tin and explains the method, I just feel they’ve padded this book out with lots of irrelevant information and this could have been much shorter.
Would I recommend it?
This book is really dry and I feel that you can pick up the basics of Bullet Journaling from the website which has free information or the many, many articles around.
This book is nice, but I don’t think it’s essential.