“Writing is an act of ego, and you might as well admit it. Use its energy to keep yourself going.”-William Zinsser
There are FOUR MAIN THEMES - The Index, Future Log, Monthly Log, and Daily Log - all used to organize your information for easy access, review, and analysis.
🔻Index: Located at the front of the Journal, it's used to find content. here you'll find all the topics contained in the journal, and related page numbers for easy access.
🔻 Future Log: Stores Events/Tasks/Notes occurring outside of the dated month. This allows you to track the goals you're working towards. For best results, review it at the end of each month, to ensure nothing has moved over/migrated into your Monthly Log.
🔻 Monthly Log: Two facing pages are needed here - a Calendar Page and a Task Page. Scheduled Tasks/Events are recorded here; as well as those that already occurred. These entries are short; as this page is only used as a reference.
🔻 Task Page: Priority tasks for the month or those undone from the month before are recorded here. The left margin remains empty, with signifiers ( * - priority; ! - inspiration) which are used to mark important entries.
🔻 Daily Log: Designed for daily use, at the top of the page you'll record the date ( as your topic). Throughout the day, important Tasks/Events/Notes are added using rapid logging. If space remains, this is used for the following day. Daily Logs are created as you go or the night before, as you can never know how much space you need on any given day.
“Examine every word… You’ll find a surprising number that don’t serve any purpose... the clutter is the enemy."-William Zinsser
Look out for part 3 of this series ...and start practicing now-It's fun and one of the best things you can do to build strategy!!! here's a video to help you learn the hand-lettering that makes your BUJO look so cuuttee!!!