ADHD Counseling: Bullet Journal

Many clients with ADHD or procrastination challenges find bullet journals to be helpful. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the information out there on bullet journals. I recommend focusing on just 3 things:

1) Leave the first 10 pages blank for your index,

2) Number the rest of the pages, and

3) Always start a new category on a new page.

After using your bullet journal for a while, you’ll become clear on what your own categories are. The two main point of the bullet journal are: to carry a single notebook for all your notes, and to be able to find where you wrote things down. The 3 things above are enough for that.

“Devotees of the Bullet Journal, a cultish notebook-organization system tagged in more than eight million posts on Instagram, will tell you that there are two kinds of notebook people: those who keep multiple notebooks and those who keep just one. Most of us are multiple-notebook people, living our lives haphazardly, writing things down as we go: a notebook for the office, another for groceries and appointments, one for dreams and doodles, one for furtive rants. The multiple-notebook person maintains a wall calendar, a desk calendar, and two calendar apps. She has scribbled a list of movies to watch on a sticky note that she will never find again. She has an app full of cryptic asides (‘Rice bowls,’ ‘Bat room’). She has no idea where her bank details are. The multiple-notebook person lives in a kind of organizational purgatory. Her intentions are good, her approach delinquent.”