Lifestyle|Be More Productive & Organized: My Bullet Journal Quick Update

Lifestyle|Be More Productive & Organized: My Bullet Journal Quick Update

自從去年初接觸了 Bullet Journal 這個筆記法後,我就正式成為 Bullet Journal 的擁護者,再也沒換過寫手帳的方法。Bullet Journal 真的讓我的生活更有效率、更能掌握自己在做的每一項事情,也似乎更了解自己的生活型態,進而更認識自己。我曾經在這裡寫過一篇介紹 Bullet Journal 寫法的文章,還在 A Day Magazine 上更詳細地說明了 Bullet Journal 這個筆記法怎麼寫以及能帶來的功效。這一年多來,針對這個主題真的寫過不少文章(真的是頭號粉絲無誤 lol)。

我的 Bullet Journal 實驗從 NTU X Take a Note 的 2016 年手帳,到 Moleskine 黑色軟皮封面,再到現在在用的 Leuchtturm1917 墨綠硬殼封面,最後到接下來 8 月要開始用的 Design Letters 大寫 E 黑色筆記本,寫了一年多來,幾乎每天都認真記錄,也有了一點心得。過程中,筆記的格式也不斷隨著我的生活習慣和工作型態稍微做調整。2017 年中,就來快速分享一下我的 Bullet Journal 更新。

I’ve been a big fan of bullet journal since last year. It is probably the best journal method I’ve ever tried. Bullet journal does make my life more productive and organized. I’m in greater control of the tasks going on in my life. I’ve written a post regarding how to write a bullet journal, and also a post on A Day Magazine about specific functions and details of bullet journal. I indeed introduce this topic a lot within the year. (I’m really a big fan though lol.)

I first used the 2016 planner from NTU Press X Take a Note as my bullet journal, then a soft cover black Moleskine and a hard cover military green Leuchtturm1917, and finally, I’m moving into my new Design Letters E notebook. I’ve been quite into the journal writing process, and I did get something to share. I’ve recently simplified the layout due to lifestyle and job changes. Without further due, let’s take a quick look at my future bullet journal!

My Moleskine and Leuchtturm1917 for the past months

Moleskine 和 Leuchtturm1917 的設計都很適合拿來針對自己的生活客製化 Bullet Journal,不過我個人更偏好 Leuchtturm1917 的紙質以及頁碼的設計。原本下一本 Bullet Journal 還是要繼續用 Leuchtturm1917,但某次逛誠品,意外發現這本相當個人化的 Design Letters 大寫 E 筆記本,就決定換個品牌試試。

Both designs of Moleskine and Leuchtturm1917 are suitable for bullet journaling, but I prefer the paper quality and the page number designs of Leuchtturm1917. I even planned to have my next bullet journal a Leuchtturm1917. However, when I accidentally pumped into this quite personalized E letter notebook from Design Letters, I know it will be my future journal companion.

 

 

My new bullet journal for my following new life in NYC

 

Design Letters 的筆記本也有頁碼的標示,然而相較於我挑的 Moleskine 和 Leuchtturm1917 都是方格內頁,它全空白的頁面,要畫格子就有點費功夫了,尤其是對我這個有畫直線障礙的人而言,更是花了許多時間在版面的設計上。(Moleskine 和 Leuchtturm1917 由於本身就已印有方格,所以只要等距標記,不需要畫線,也能有整齊的月曆。)

This Design Letters journal also has page numbers printed on it, but it is all blank. Compared with the checked pages of Moleskine and Leuchtturm1917, the all blank pages take more time to set up.

 

寫錯了所以另外貼了一張紙上去

 

我以前會很認真地在每一頁塗鴉,現在則以實用取向的簡約版面為主,頂多用柔和顏色的螢光筆為頁面加點色彩,或是用紙膠帶妝點一下頁面下方或側邊(還可以當成翻頁標記)。

At the very beginning of my bullet journal journey, I used to doodle on every page. Now, I just minimize the layout. I only use highlighters to add some extra colors of the pages, or use washitapes to decorate the paper margins.

 

Monthly spread

 

其實我的 Bullet Journal 版面沒什麼特別的,月記事之後,是一頁空白,能讓我寫這個月的撰稿計畫、購物欲望清單,另一頁則是當月目標,像是:這個月想存多少錢、完成幾篇文章,或是做完哪些事情。我會在事情前面標「.」,完成了就在.上打個✖️。(Bullet Journal 的 Keys 說明可以看以前寫過的文章。)

In fact, there’s no specialty of my bullet journal layout. I have a yearly spread on the first page, then the monthly spread. After the monthly, I keep a page remain blank, to jot down some post ideas, wish list, or whatever thoughts that come into my mind. On the other page, I have a monthly goal setup. I’ll write down my saving goals, and tasks and posts I wish to accomplish in the month. If I achieve the goal, I’ll cross the dot in front of the tasks. (About bullet journal keys, you can find more specific introductions in my previous posts.)

 

Monthly goal

緊接著是週記事。

我的週記事版面比較特別,每一頁都是五天,完全不管星期。我比較不喜歡一週七天全寫在同一頁,或是分隔兩頁(以前試過),連著下來好像比較有日子一天接著一天的感覺。(我知道我很奇怪XD)。把每天的行程記下後,就開始以點列出每天要完成的事情,頁面右方空白處,會標示我這個禮拜計畫完成的事情,同樣也是完成了就在.打上✖️。

在每個月的最後,我會有一頁專門紀錄當月花費的欄位,真的很仔細地記下每一天每一筆花費,讓自己知道當月在哪個區塊花的錢比較多,就得克制一下(沒辦法,實在太愛亂花錢,只能這樣嚴格控管自己 lol)。

日期結束後,還有超過半本的空白頁面,我常拿它來記一些靈感以及各類想法,甚至有感而發時會拿它來來寫寫心情記事。總之用途很廣很活。

Then it is my weekly spread.

It’s a bit different from normal weekly spread. I do not like to put all seven days a week in the same page, neither do I like to separate them into 2 pages. Therefore, I just keep 5 days a page. This way, I feel my days more coherent (a bit weirdo I know).

After the weekly spread, it’s my monthly expense tracker. I don’t do daily spread though. The space of the weekly spread is enough for me to do all the planning. Expense tracker is a must for me. I really need to keep track of my expenses in details in order not to overspend.

In the back of the 6 months layout, I still have more than half of the journal pages left. I usually use them to write whatever in my mind: things I would like to try, topics I would love to illustrate, and even my personal diary. Anyways, there’s no limitation in this part.

 

Weekly spread

 

我在 Moleskine 時期曾經有過 Habit Tracker,但這對我來說效果不彰,僅流於形式,於是當我換成 Leuchtturm1917 時就取消了這個格式。

I used to keep a Habit Tracker in my Moleskine. However, it did not work well for me, so I canceled this part when I moved to my Leuchtturm1917.


 

Bullet Journal 的版面完全沒有固定的模式,端看個人習慣和生活型態。沒有一定要怎麼寫,不適合自己的部分就沒必要多花時間繼續記錄。慢慢實驗,最後一定可以找到一個最適合自己的版型。Bullet Journal 並不在於寫得多多或妝點得多美,這就只是個幫助我們對自己的生活更有意識、更有把握、更有組織、更有效率地過每一天的工具。不要被形式綁住了,裡面的內容才是重點。

There’s no “right” setup or layout of bullet journal. The only thing that matters is that it fits your lifestyle and personal usage. After all, bullet journal is just a technique helping us to live a more conscious, organized and productive life. Don’t be circumscribed in forms!

你有什麼特別的筆記法嗎?快推薦給我;)

Do you have any favorite journaling method? Please comment below to share with me;)

 

4 Comments

  1. July 1, 2017 / 4:21 am

    真的覺得journaling 是一件很療癒的事,而且妳的字也太美了吧!我的字超亂,大家都看不懂哈哈
    我也喜歡寫當月目標,慢慢逐一完成的時候好有成就感。

    Tiffany x
    https://www.mstiffanyyang.com

    • July 5, 2017 / 5:07 pm

      真的很療癒!而且還有讓心情平靜的神奇效果!
      謝謝~但我覺得我寫書寫體還有待加強XD
      真的有這麼誇張嗎哈哈,而且大家不都說亂是創意的來源;)

      把目標寫下來真的會有實踐的動力!(可能一方面也強迫自己要去完成XD)

  2. July 22, 2017 / 11:45 pm

    想請問那捲格紋的MT品名叫什麼🙏🏼超美的!

    一直很想換成bullet journal但是覺得自己字太醜太容易飄掉就一直很被deterred QQ

    • July 26, 2017 / 1:14 pm

      呃⋯⋯那捲我已經買很久了,而且買回來馬上就把包裝拆了,完全沒注意品名,實在一點印象也沒有啊QQ

      其實排版和字的美醜不是重點啦,能提升效率、讓生活更有規劃有條理比較重要!
      可以再試試看:)

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