Every bullet journalist knows Ryder Carroll - the creator of the bullet journal system. This is his book.
It's a New-York Times bestseller and THE BIBLE that every person who bullet journals needs on their bookshelf.
Ryder created it to teach everything you need to know about bullet journaling, not just as an art journal (as you may have mistaken it to be looking at social media!) but as a mindfulness practice and productivity system.
There’s a reason this system for time management, goal setting, and intentional living has been adopted by millions around the globe: it works. Not only will you get more done, but you’ll get the right things done.
Ryder provides an essential guide to avoiding all too common beginner mistakes and building a core discipline from which you can personalize your practice. You’ll not only learn to organize your tasks but to focus your time and energy in pursuit of what's truly meaningful to you by following three simple steps:
- Track the past. Create a clear and comprehensive record of your thoughts.
- Order the present. Find daily calm and clarity by tackling your to-do list in a more mindful, systematic, and productive way.
- Design the future. Transform your vague curiosities into meaningful goals, and then break those goals into manageable action steps that lead to big change.
“It's a great treatise and manual for freeing and directing our consciousness.”
- David Allen, author of Getting Things Done
The Bullet Journal Method book (Hardcover) by Ryder Carroll
Why The Bullet Journal Method
Like many of us, Ryder Carroll tried everything to get organised – countless apps, systems, planners, you name it. Nothing really worked. Then he invented his own simple system that required only pen and paper, which he found both effective and calming. He shared his method with a few friends, and before long he had a worldwide viral movement.
What Is The BuJo Method?
The system combines elements of a wishlist, a to-do list, and a diary. It makes it easy to get thoughts out of your head (an unreliable witness) and onto paper, to see them clearly and decide what to do about them. It helps you identify what matters, and set goals accordingly. By breaking long-term goals into small actionable steps, users map out an approachable path towards continual improvement, allowing them to stay focused despite the crush of incoming demands.
Who Is It For?
But this is much more than a time management book. It's also a manifesto for what Ryder calls "intentional living": making sure that your beliefs and actions align. Even if you already use a Bullet Journal, this book gives you new exercises to become calmer and focused, new insights on how to prioritize well, and a new awareness of the power of analog tools in a digital world.
What's Covered In The Book?
This book is an in-depth look at the entire bullet journal system. It's more than an introduction. It's a deep dive, where Ryder takes you on a detailed journey of why and how the method works.
Concepts such as AM/PM reflection, prioritizing, planning, gratitude, and migration (and more!) are not just explained but also shown In Practice.