Day 2: How do I decide a system/layout. As @rydercarroll put it, "I needed a system flexible enough to handle anything I threw at it." I decided on the Bullet Journal system because it was the only system I could find that would allow me the creative freedom and flexibility I need while having it be uniform and to my liking. It's uniform as in I don't have tons of different printables working in it + there's a great groundwork set up, and it's to my liking because I pretty much have to set it up myself. I decide on layouts according to what I think will suit me at the time. Sometimes I'll create weekly layouts to help me manage what's going on over the week. Sometimes I'll create specific layouts for certain topics such as food logging, etc. Dailies are my favorite way of managing my life. I create a new list everyday and it's a new brand new day full of possibilities. I can write in notes, jot down tasks on the fly and it just pretty much resonates well with the way that I think. 😊 It's almost been a year, and I've been pretty happy with it overall, especially since there's such a great big community around it sharing new ideas all of the time, many of which I've incorporated into my own system. How did you decide on your system/layout? (This food log is based on Ryder's idea for meal planning on the official Bullet Journal blog, Bullet Journalist) ☺ #planwithmeaugust #bulletjournal #planning #leuchtturm1917 #BulletJournalCollection
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  • tinyrayofsunshineDay 2: How do I decide a system/layout. As @rydercarroll put it, "I needed a system flexible enough to handle anything I threw at it." I decided on the Bullet Journal system because it was the only system I could find that would allow me the creative freedom and flexibility I need while having it be uniform and to my liking. It's uniform as in I don't have tons of different printables working in it + there's a great groundwork set up, and it's to my liking because I pretty much have to set it up myself. I decide on layouts according to what I think will suit me at the time. Sometimes I'll create weekly layouts to help me manage what's going on over the week. Sometimes I'll create specific layouts for certain topics such as food logging, etc. Dailies are my favorite way of managing my life. I create a new list everyday and it's a new brand new day full of possibilities. I can write in notes, jot down tasks on the fly and it just pretty much resonates well with the way that I think. 😊 It's almost been a year, and I've been pretty happy with it overall, especially since there's such a great big community around it sharing new ideas all of the time, many of which I've incorporated into my own system. How did you decide on your system/layout? (This food log is based on Ryder's idea for meal planning on the official Bullet Journal blog, Bullet Journalist) ☺ #planwithmeaugust #bulletjournal #planning #leuchtturm1917 #BulletJournalCollection

  • _muck_@tinyrayofsunshine Have you ever tried using an ARC Notebook? I've been thinking about it.
  • tinyrayofsunshine@_muck_ Yep. What are you thinking of using it for?
  • _muck_@tinyrayofsunshine I was actually thinking about putting my next bullet journal in one. They aren't expensive, but the $43 hole punch might be a deal-breaker
  • tinyrayofsunshine@_muck_ Yeah, I used them for years for notes and planning. I used both the letter and Jr sizes. As you mentioned, they're not very expensive...the Arc brand from Staples anyways, the Levenger Circa ones as a little more pricey. I bought a Levenger punch for $19 on Amazon (you can also get it from their website for the same price), it's the "travel" one that can only punch 3 pages at a time, but I like it, it's a good discbound punch. I hear it's a bit better than the Arc one from Staples because it cuts slightly bigger holes so it's easier to turn the pages. I've had no complaints, that's the one I recommend to everyone wanting to dip their toes into the discbound world :)
  • _muck_Thanks, @tinyrayofsunshine that's really helpful.
  • snailmadeI bought the full on Circa punch...it is pretty amazing. It punched through plastic placemats from Target for new notebook covers. But I have the old Rollabind discs, cuz they made them in extra small. I can't stand the big fat ones! @_muck_
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  • _muck_Thanks, @snailmade. That's helpful
  • tinyrayofsunshine@bibo_blue hehe, yeah I had snack last for a few weeks, tried this out, and then decided I prefer having snacks last as well 😉
  • bibo_blueHaha. See? It might be a psychological trick of some sort to not make snacks too important. So we better put them last on the list 😄
  • tinyrayofsunshine@bibo_blue it's also easier to log as the day goes on, it's at the bottom of the day rather than in the middle somewhere 😂
  • tinyrayofsunshine@sumana.mukh Here's the food log :)
  • sumana.mukhThanks @tinyrayofsunshine 😀
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