My Bullet Journal Experiment
I'm no longer keeping a Bullet Journal.
After a month and a half I have come to the conclusion that despite there being some aspects of the process that I really like it isn't actually very helpful for me. The journal became a list of not-super-important tasks that I didn't have to do urgently but that did need to be done eventually. They passed from day to day until I had the time and the will to deal with them. I also realised that on weekends I would pretty much forget about keeping things up to date or planning my days; things just got done. The important things I need to do were taken care of regardless of whether or not I had them in a task list.
What I did do, an awful lot, was write 'collections' - really just pages of notes on various things I'm thinking about. Something in the region of an average three pages of notes for each day of journalling. It's pretty obvious that the real benefit was that of a more structured notebook, and so that's the plan for September. I've got a notebook in the same style: dotted, hardback, A5, and I'm going to try and make a point of recording more of the things that go through my mind much as I have in my Bullet Journal experiment for the last six weeks.
I do still need somewhere to keep track of those things that maybe aren't super urgent but that I need to do at some point. I already have a handle on those things that are particularly time sensitive. I probably just need to start using the Reminders app a little more.