I'm always looking for ways to keep track of all the moving parts of my life. I've tried all the apps and pre-printed planners. I've tried every variation of the to-do list you can imagine . I've tried separate systems for personal and work, and I've tried combining them.
In the end, I've spent a lot of money and time trying to manage my tasks—and I still haven't found anything I'm satisfied with.
That's why I was intrigued when I first heard about the Bullet Journal . Explained in the video below, this system doesn't require you to buy any special equipment or spend hours and hours dealing with a convoluted system. All you need is any old journal, a pen, and a few minutes to get started. Then, thanks to the simple use of different shaped bullets, you'll be on your way to tracking tasks, notes, and events all in one place.
It just might be the easiest productivity management system on the planet—a to-do list that would even work for me.
Erin Greenawald is a freelance writer, editor, and content strategist who is passionate about elevating the standard of writing on the web. Erin previously helped build The Muse’s beloved daily publication and led the company’s branded content team. If you’re an individual or company looking for help making your content better—or you just want to go out to tea—get in touch at eringreenawald.com.More from this Author