Book: “The Bullet Journal Method” by Ryder Carroll
Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-Help/Organization
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Blogger’s Note: Thank you to the publisher for the gifted copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Author Ryder Carroll has taken his form of journaling that he started as a young child and turned it into an art form used for staying organized! This format coined as “The Bullet Journal Method” is adaptable and can be modified to fit the needs of the person journaling. The book provides the basic style guide and then the author elaborates and discusses sections of the Bullet Journal (Bujo for short) that can be modified, changed and added etc. This customization makes the book applicable to more people and will help more readers to discover the joy of journaling!
As a reader, I knew I was going to love this book when the author shared his discussion on the importance of physical books/notebooks in the digital age. The feel of the pen in hand and the soft leather of a well loved journal, these are things that will hold magic for Bujo enthusiasts. The book itself has notes written in hand writing font, sketches of examples and other infographics that readers will find useful when setting up their own journal. Some of the symbols were confusing at first, so being able to see them and how they were used was extremely helpful for me!
I also loved how the book was about more than just the journal method. Carroll also explores concepts that are important in life and shares recommendations and wisdom in relation to these pivotal topics. At times, the book felt much more than self-help rather than a To-Do book but it was not overly judgmental or harsh. Rather, the book states some potential issues and how they can be addressed while maintaining a neutral stance and allowing the reader to make up their own mind about how to proceed forward in each given situation. The process of “Migration” for the journal is really a period of reflection followed by action. I loved this concept and support it whole heartedly! Overall, I found this book to be helpful, information and quite inspiring.
Recommendation: Pick up a physical copy of this book if you are interested in using the Bullet Journal Method. Having a physical copy will allow you to quickly reference the pages with drawings and examples to help you create your own Bullet Journal!