Now that we’ve covered what Collections are, we’re diving into the four core Collections starting with the Daily Log. I’m guessing that Ryder is introducing these as he created them to begin with. That makes a lot of sense to me. Before I started Bullet Journaling, I had a similar notebook system where I had Collections of sorts and Daily pages along with symbols akin to Bullets.
This week’s behind the scenes:
The Daily Log
Pages 86 - 89
Welcome to week 18 of The Bullet Journal Method Book Club!
Dee’s synopsis: In this chapter, Ryder describes The Daily Log as the workhorse of your Bullet Journal, designed to capture your daily deluge in real time through the use of Rapid Logging throughout the course of your day.
To set up your Daily Log, turn to the next available page in your Bullet Journal, write today’s date and the page number. Then start listing your Tasks, Events, and Notes as they occur throughout the day, with the idea of consistently unburdening your mind. The Daily Log serves to capture your responsibilities and also document your experiences. Over time, your Daily Log will begin to feel like a record and reminder to live according to your intentions, one day at a time.
Ryder recommends that you don’t pre-date your Daily Log because you don’t know how much space you would need for any given day. Instead, if you don’t fill a page, add the next date wherever you left off and keep doing with your daily log.
Discussion points from Donna:
This part of the Bullet Journal is my favorite due to the ability of jotting down thoughts at any moment in order to reflect not only of that particular day but also for my future self. How do you use your Daily Log and what are your favorite key aspects of this unique system?
Action list from Dee:
Look through your Daily Log pages, what makes some days busy (i.e. long lists of your Daily Log) and others not so busy? On your busy days, do you still find that you’re living according to your intentions, or are they full for the sake of being “busy”?
Note down somewhere in your Bullet Journal what kind of feelings and emotions your Daily Log conjures up throughout your day. This could be something as simple as a few words or one sentence. We’ll come back to this when we reach the chapter on Reflection.
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