Today I have a super fun topic that we’re pretty hooked on ourselves here at Excelerate America. It is called Bullet Journaling.

The bullet journal is described as “the analog system for the digital age” and it is sweeping the nation. Or at least inspiring many, many people to stay organized.

So what is bullet journaling, and why has it taken off so quickly?

Basically, it is a planner system that allows you to plan for the future, track the past, and keep your sanity in the present.

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Bullet journaling was introduced in 2013 by Brooklyn designer Ryder Carroll, as a way to stay organized without being restricted to a preformatted planner template.

Bullet journalers use it as a method to streamline and record everything from their daily schedules to their business analytics.

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Because bullet journaling is infinitely customizable, users have discovered ways to adapt and modify their bullet journaling practices in a way that suits their lives.

A few examples of how people use their bullet journals are:

  • Finding work-life balance
  • Making habits stick
  • Taking notes
  • A way to read more books
  • Making a budget (and sticking to it)
  • Making to-do lists
  • Organization by them
  • Journaling as "me time"
  • Tracking your zzz's
  • Remembering what makes you happy

Bullet journaling is much more than a glorified to-do list. It's cracking the code on helping people be happier and more productive where other methods have failed.

The unique combination of pure enjoyment, engaging multiple senses, and externalizing thoughts is what seems to make this method so effective .

For some people, the act of creating and updating their journal is relaxing in itself.

Studies show a strong positive correlation between writing and health outcomes, including lower blood pressure, improved memory, and better immune function.



Heidi Wilcox is a Director of Market Development for Excelerate America, the ultimate one-stop shop for entrepreneurs. Interested in learning how bullet journaling could help you stay on track? Let Heidi know, send her an email at heidi.wilcox@excelerateamerica.com

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