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The Bullet Journal-Workshop (Pt. 3): The Magic of Columns

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Part 3: Adding a single column to your daily log for more flexibility


According to Ryder Carroll’s Bullet Journal-system, the daily logs normally are page-spanning…

The Daily Log is designed for day-to-day use. At the top of the page, record the date as your topic. Throughout the course of the day, simply Rapid Log your Tasks, Events, and Notes as they occur. If you don’t fill a page, add the next date wherever you left off and you’re ready to continue.Ryder Carroll

…and look something like that (picture taken from the original Bullet Journal-Website):

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Now, the problem with page-spanning entries is that at times – like when you go though your notes or when you do migration – you get an additional idea or you would simply want to add something to an existing page. Which is next to impossible when you always use the full page-width and log continuously.

Now, of course when you get an additional idea or would like to add something to a specific daily log, you could always add this to another page (or a collection, for that matter) and then link that back in(to) the index.

Personally, however, I find this to be somewhat inconvenient. So my solution to that problem: simply add one single column to each daily log-spread, as can be seen on the picture above. For me, a 2.5 cm wide column is more than enough to add the one or other thought that might arise at a later point in time.

I hope this was helpful. Feel free to adapt for yourself or leave me a comment. Also, feel free to check out the other parts of The Bullet Journal-Workshop.

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