Week 25: Part III: The Practice (The Bullet Journal Method Book Club)

Hello Sunshine!

We’re officially moving into Part 3! We’ve gone over how to get started Bullet Journaling in Part 2, now we’re going to examine and reflect on the why behind Bullet Journaling with Part 3. In the diagram on page 126, I love that Ryder included a small depiction of a Gratitude Log. Gratitude Logging is something that has always made a massive difference in my life, especially during dark times.


This week’s behind the scenes:

This entire graphic was created by yours truly.


Part III: The Practice

Pages 121 - 126

Welcome to week 25 of The Bullet Journal Method Book Club!

Kim: We’re officially on Part 3 discussing The Practice! Now that we know how to Bullet Journal, we’re diving into the why.

Donna’s Summary: 

This weeks read is about taking advantage of the time that we have since we are not able to make time. Ryder mentions that there are distractions such as multiple unchecked lists or even cleaning your home can potentially take you away from a more important task.

In order to become truly productive these are examples of distractions that we must identify and break the cycle. We must learn to block a space between things that happen to us and how we react to them. In this space we are given the opportunity to examine our experience and learn what’s meaningful, what’s in our control and what’s worth our attention and why. This is where we begin to define who we are and what we aim to achieve.

Thoughts are just that, unless you put them into action. Ryder reminds us that our thoughts fade over time if not practiced.  These thoughts must be a part of our lives by playing an active role. Start test driving those thoughts and note the impact that it may have in our lives.  Don’t let good thoughts dissipate but practice on a regular basis.

Discussion points by Donna:

Being busy doesn’t necessarily mean we’re being productive (p123). Let’s discuss some ways that can seem productive but only aides in losing focus on the main priorities that lead to our bigger goals. Please share some ideas to avoid these distractions.

Action list by Donna:

Sit in silence and ask yourself why are you creating/developing an organized life for yourself.

What do you hope to achieve by Bullet Journaling?

What positive habits do you want for yourself and what negative habits do you hope to drop?

Your thoughts:

Share your thoughts about this week’s topic in the comments below. Feel free to respond to this week’s discussion points.

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