I’ve seen variations of category indexing before but have never needed it for my bullet journal. However, last night I decided with some new challenges in my life, to do a similar indexing myself. I have three categories of obligations that sometimes get their own pages in terms of planning or information storage. I have my job and my two volunteer positions. I decided with this volume of my bullet journal to do a category index on the back page of my bullet journal delineating those three things. Next to each category I taped a piece of wash tape.
And then, when I have a page from that category – like last night’s speech notes to earn the new position in our track club – I mark the edge of that page with the same washi tape in the same location as on the category index page. That is the key: THE SAME TAPE AND SAME LOCATION.
And then…when you look at the book closed you can easily see your category pages for quick flipping. Now, is this as easy to locate as tabbing a page? No. Will I still put the details of the page on my regular index? Yes. But I don’t like to tab pages unless I consult them daily and I don’t like flipping to my index constantly. So this seems like a good in-between type way to make some pages easier to reference.
Plus? It just looks cool.