How a Cheap Blank Notebook Can Change Your Life

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How do you keep up with all the little things that crowd your brain?

Things like:

  • Books you want to read
  • To-Do lists for the week (or day, or month)
  • Appointments and other scheduled items
  • Quotes you want to remember
  • Goals for the week, month, or year
  • Home projects to tackle

For me, the life-changing way to keep up with All The Things has been my bullet journal. Since I began this new system several months ago, my stuff is getting done. My brain is not crowded. I’m keeping track of little things – not just my To-Dos, but great quotes I hear or read and ideas that I have.

I’m a big fan of the digital life – I’m nerdy and techy. My undergraduate degree was in electrical engineering. I was an early adopter of the iPhone and iPad. I’ve built and rebuilt my blog a few times (and built websites for clients). I use Google everything – Gmail, Calendar, etc. – and am a devotee of Evernote. You’d think someone like me would balk at an analog system when I’m so comfortable with technology, but I don’t. In my opinion, paper simply can’t be replaced in every instance.

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