Week 12: Bullets (The Bullet Journal Method Book Club)

Hello Sunshine!

We’re excited to introduce Trine @logthatlife as a new co-host! She has been Bullet Journaling for a few years now and we’re excited to share something special she created for this week’s topic.


This week’s behind the scenes:

I took the photo and I thought it would be fun to have the Bullets in the background, similar to the inside covers of the book :). Lettering for the week’s topic written by Dee.



Pages 65 - 66

Welcome to week 12 of The Bullet Journal Method Book Club!

Kim: This week, we’re going over Bullets. In the last section, we covered Rapid Logging, which is the language that the Bullet Journal is built on. This week, we’re going over how Bullets are the syntax. The series of Bullets that the Bullet Journal uses helps give order to our entries. We’ll be going over each individual Bullet in depth in the following weeks of the book club, but for now, we’re going over the function and merits of the Bullets.

Once you’ve set up your Topic and page number, you capture your thoughts as short, objective sentences (aka Bullets). Each Bullet is paired with a specific symbol to categorize your entry. Ryder encourages us in this chapter to keep entries short, and that this is a practice that can be honed over time to identify what’s worth writing down.

The Bullet Journal Method is a great tool that brings your priorities to light. It helps to decrease time spent planning by the use of bullet points in order to categorize.

What are some practices that you use to keep your bullets or entries short without losing meaning?

Are your bullets too short or are your bullets too long? Let’s discuss some ways that can help with each aspect in order to prevent losing the meaning of each entry.

Are you implementing symbols to categorize tasks, events or notes? Have your symbols remained the same since you first started bullet journaling? Please share any symbols that you are currently using to categorize.

This week’s action list from Kim:

  • Practice shortening your entries to say more with less. This will help you get more out of your head and will focus your intention all while reducing overwhelm when you look at your list.

Say More With Less Worksheet

Trine created an incredible worksheet for this week’s topic to help you practice shortening your sentences! Available in both letter and A4 sizes, you can grab them below. Thanks again, Trine!

A quote from the book to help you out, “Crafting effective Bullets requires striking a balance between brevity and clarity. If an entry is too short, we may not be able to decipher it later. If it’s too long, then writing down your thoughts becomes a chore...Keeping your entries short without losing meaning takes practice, but over time it hones our ability to identify what’s worth writing down.” (65, 2, 1)

Your thoughts:

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