That Missing Piece In My Journaling

Reflection That Wasn’t Reflected Upon

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Among other planners and notebooks that I use on a regular basis, I use a Bullet Journal.

Ryder Carroll created the Bullet Journaling system. He uses a pen and a notebook.

If you do a search for Bullet Journaling, you will be inundated with beautiful artistic spreads, loads of color, intricate calligraphy, and so on.

That is one aspect of Bullet Journaling. I myself am more of a minimalist. Yes. I use stickers, washi tape, colorful pens, highlighters, and other markers to dress things up.

I have read Ryder’s book. I have read through his website (linked above). I have read along with a book club through his book.

All along, I have missed something, something small, but tangible.

I have started to read Journal Planning Magic: Dot Journaling For Calm, Creativity, And Conquering Your Goals written by Andrea Gonzalez (not an affiliate link).

I am not far into this book at all when I stumbled over the gem that I had been missing. This little gem that I have no recall of ever hearing about in any video that I have watched, or reading about in any book I have read, nor have I heard anyone else in any book club speak of.

It’s a simple little thing.

When you migrate your tasks from one day to the next, or to wherever you are migrating your tasks to, you stop for a moment and you reflect upon why you are migrating that task, what it means to you, and why it is important to you. Or if you choose not to migrate a task, why you are not migrating the task, why it is no longer important.

After you migrate your tasks, you write a simple little blurb or line or paragraph to capture your reflection on your migration process.

It bears repeating as I have never caught on to this tiny step and it has caused a huge improvement in my journalling process, my overall process, not only my Bullet Journal process.

After you migrate your tasks, you write down a little bit to capture your reflection pon your migration process.

It’s about taking those few seconds to think about things instead of mindlessly just taking things from one page and writing them down on another page. That pause, that tiny moment, focuses you that much more. It grounds you in your life, in your present, that much more. It gives you insight that you might have rushed by or ignored otherwise.

You might want to try it, for a few days, for a week. See what comes up for you.