The more I use my bullet journal, the more I want to make out with it and make sacrifices to the Office Supply gods for introducing it to me and allowing it to CHANGE MY DAMN LIFE.
I’ve never, EVER, been able to really hope or dream of having the whole Inbox Zero thing in my life. I use my inbox as a “To Do” list for all three of my email accounts. There’s my work email, my blog email, and my every-day-non-work-non-blog email. All three of those accounts are like permanent “To Do” lists in my life. And before the bullet journal? They just added to the million other various lists I had in my life.
But now? I just convert my inbox emails to items in my bullet journal. And then? AND THEN? INBOX ZERO. It’s amazing.
I don’t necessarily keep it up daily, but several times a week when I have my bullet journal at my side and my laptop in my lap, I convert all emails in my inbox that I’m not archiving because they require action. I convert them to items in my To Do list in my bullet journal. BAM. Clean inbox. I sleep much better at night this way.
Several of you asked me how I handle work stuff, do I mix the two on one page or what? Well…it really depends on what I have going on. Right now I have a few different projects I’m working on. Each of those projects has it’s own page in my bullet journal. And what I do – is I use my DAILY To Do page as an index for my Work To Do.
I create the “Work” section at the top of the page, as you see above, and I list the pages the various projects are on that need addressing. At least once a week those work pages change so on the next daily To Do they’ll have a different index. I’m not sure if this would work for every job, but for mine? It’s perfect. Each project has always needed it’s own page in my life anyway – it was just a matter of how to include that page on my daily To Do lists. Now? Easy Breezy.
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