How To Make the Best Bullet Journal (Hybrid): Jibun Techo A5 Slim Standard —Core EDC— 3/5 (Burrowing Owl. North + South America. Snapped @ Sylvan Heights Bird Park, Scotland Neck NC)

How To Make the Best Bullet Journal (Hybrid): Jibun Techo A5 Slim Standard —Core EDC— 3/5



♦️ Pub: Feb 15, 2018 | Updated: Oct 18, 2018 @ | Reading: 18 min. | Words: 4,875 ♦️
My EveryDay everyWhere Carry plays third limb, keeping essentials of my bullet journal system accessible at all times. An A5 Slim Jibun Techo Standard hosts this critical module. This article details the reasoning culminating in this incomparable analog BFF.

Table of Contents / Easy Nav.

Mapping this Series

✦︎ Part 1: Bullet Journal ReVamp: Why
✦︎ Part 2: Jibun Techo B6 Slim Biz Mini → Business & Related Finances
✦︎ ✓ Part 3: Jibun Techo A5 Slim Standard → EDwC / Core
✦︎ Part 4: Jibun Techo A5 Slim Biz → OnLine World
✦︎ Part 5: Accessories; Summary


2018 A5 Slim Jibun Techo, Standard: EDwC / Core Component

Jibun Techo models: Lining up our ducks in a row
Jibun Techo models: Lining up our ducks in a row

Now that we’ve lined our ducks in a row, it’s time to focus on my baby, THE star of my bullet journal show playing maestro to harmonize all components. Recall this section from Part 1’s how-to-revamp mindmap shared:

Jibun Techo A5 Slim STANDARD → EDwC
Jibun Techo A5 Slim STANDARD → EDwC

My Version of Bullet Journaling

You should know, at the onset, the contours of my bullet journal implementation.

✦︎ Function Over the Superficial

I use my bullet journal to plot and plan. When I create headers, I do so to provide a guide, not cuteness. If I were a drawing artist at heart, I’d incorporate artwork. I’m not, so I don’t. In short, I create spreads for Pam, not InstaGram. Do I share? When I believe the spread could prove helpful to others, yes. But when a filled in spread holds either work product or triggers the attorney-client privilege, the law forbids such sharing. Likewise, much as my writing assignments fo clients involves confidentiality. I act accordingly.

✦︎ Usually, No Key

Nor do I indulge the traditional “Key.” My signifiers materialize intuitively. Example: anything suggesting travel or money coming in is assigned a green color. Travel suggests roads. When lights encountered along the roads turn green, you go. I know this. No need to explain green in a code. Likewise, I’m aware of my knee-jerk interpretation of an exclamation mark (important), as well as an @ sign (at). I never heard of the acronym WF prior to devouring David Allen’s iconic book, Getting Things Done. But I’ve used it frequently in the subsequent years. Therefore, no need to spell it out in a chart.

✦︎ Migration? BuhBye!

HowdyBird introduces my BuJo basics
I bid a fine farewell to migration chores

I’m allergic to migration, duplication, and overlapping data. All incur excess toil of the “look busy” variety. I look like I’m takin’ care of biz, but I’m advancing nothing. Rather, I’m working for my system, as opposed to the system working for me. I’ll devote a weekend or two to hammering out a self-management system, because it’s mostly a finite endeavor. But moving todo’s from one day to another, on the continuum? Nope! For that reason, I banished the traditional todo list, replacing it with dual time blocking.

✦︎ The Traditional BuJo Index? Collections Only

An Index remains a friend, but you’ll find it only within the context of my Collections. It rarely appears at the start of core BuJo components. Why? Two alternative reasons:

  1. I tap the innate structural power of the Daily Log to fashion cross-references. And, I carry that technique over to files I create, yielding digital-analog harmony. By that I mean this: a 2 character notation, preceding an item’s checkbox, alerts me to the existence of relevant digital files; the file name refers me to the precise Daily Log entry promoting the research, which Ken me to the digital file in question.
  2. I prefer tabs. They take me to the desired location, without the pitstop of an Index.

✦︎ Collections, but Not in the Traditional GTD Context

I’ve mentioned “Collections,” “Waiting For,” and “Getting Things Done.” Allow a clarification.

When the electronic landscape offered only single purpose devices (e.g. BlackBerry for eMail, flip phone for calls, desktop for surfing the Internet), I embraced David Allen’s one-context-only GTD technique. But that was back in 2002. Since then, device purposes converged, empowering a single in-hands smartphone to handle most electronic chores. Context no longer reigns supreme. Result: I kicked Allen’s context-centric approach to the curb, while maintaining some aspects of his system, albeit highly customized.

These days, I align my Collections by subject as opposed to yester-decade’s context.

Example: Handling, e.g.  Batch Calling Tasks

Handling batch calls via a BuJo, withOUT a GTD-inspired "context" list in your Collections
Handling batch calls via a Bujo, withOUT a GTD-inspired “context” list in your Collections

So how to I handle, say, batch calling? Briefly, every capture-worthy thought lands in my Daily Log. It acts like a picky court stenographer, noting only those things I deem important enough to warrant a notation. Once written in the day’s log, it never moves. Ever. Nor is that descriptive text duplicated.

During an evening review session, I notice 3 entries, requiring calls to be made to X, Y, and Z. I grab my 0.7mm red Frixion pen. I insert a ! c in the left margin, before the checkbox associated with each of the 3 call-this-person entries. Because I decided to make those calls tomorrow, October 12th, I  turn to the next day’s (the 12th) timeline. To the far right, I enter a code, e.g. 10.09c and 10.10c. This reminds me that the call-related entries can be found in the Daily Logs for the 9th and 10th of October. After I make those calls on 10.12, I do three things:

  1. I add follow-up notes to the Daily Logs with the call-’em entries. Left margin: 10.12, with a ✓ inserted within the pertinent checkboxes.
  2. I erase the ! c signifiers. In other words, I create a mini table of contents for the entries, telling me each is now a done deal because  I placed those calls on October 12th. Red pulls my attention. Because I made the calls, I no longer need the fat red reminders. Hence, the erasures, the Frixion pen’s main claim to fame. 
  3. I insert a ✓ on the timeline for the 12th, in front of the far right notation.

Advantages: I use what is (date headers of the Daily Logs) to indulge cross-referencing. And, with minimal effort, a create a mini history per tackled task. Ya never know when that history may prove useful. I create it as a matter of habit, “just in case.” As you may have noticed, the closest I come to the old-school context-centric approach = the rec c added to the entries in focus.

Clearly, I could create a Calls list. But just as clear to me: extra work, without a viable purpose, duplicating what lives elsewhere. But that is my choice. You may choose another angle. It’s all “proper,” simply because the job of a bullet journal, first and foremost, is to respect its owner’s strengths and foibles. Shorthand version: different strokes for different folks. It’s alllll good!

Budgies may be cute, but examples make the point.
Budgies shout “cute..” Examples clarify the points presented.

Now, let’s change one aspect. I made the 3 calls, but connected with only 2 of the 3. I left a voice mail for #3. How do I handle that 3rd outlier in the BuJo? 2 actions:

  1. Return to the source task in the Daily Log (10.10). Insert WF, before the checkbox, in the left margin.
  2. Flip to my Waiting For list. Enter 10.10 (initial source of ths task), entering: → 10.12/vm WF. Translation. I performed a task created on the 10th, on the 12th. I’m waiting for a response to my vm/VoiceMail.

Why go through the hassle of feeding the WF list? Experience gifts wisdom. I check that WF list during my weekly review. I check through my open items on the Daily Log every weekday. The odds of missing the forest for the trees stand around 50/50. The odds that both will escape my attention? Virtually nil. I respect Murphy’s Law, building such little tricks into my system to thwart the little demon.

Bottom line: The Daily Log and time blocking rule all else. 

Jibun Techo Standard: The Sections

✦︎ Yearly Index: Personal projects timelines

A post-it note sticks to the facing page, presenting a list of current personal projects. The sticky reflects each project in a different color. The color matches one or more descending vertical arrows in the Yearly Index, drawn through the pertinent time period.

A Hobonichi Weeks houses the dreams I’ve pushed to center stage for 2018. Action steps provide milestones. The Weeks section within the Hobo witnesses my cobbled deadlines for the milestones. Having both a projects container, and a container for a category of concerns, affords a luxury: both sit open during review sessions. Amazing how the combo can spark ideas.


✦︎ Month: HardLandscape Events

Years of calendar usage underscored the beauty of efficiency.

🔲 Begin each entry with an open checkbox

An elderly relative’s birthday, lunch with a top client, a webinar focused on a particular skill I want to master —a simple ✓or its absence tells me my related activity. Seeing a ✓ tells me I’ll likely find associated notes in that day’s Daily Log. The absence of a ✓ sends me to the day’s time blocks, likely to reveal the why.

Two things transpire here. First, the system gifts accountability. Second, accountability massages my self-discipline muscle. Like every muscle, the more I work it out, the stronger it gets.

🚫 No pretend dates live here.

The typical entry reflects a time arranged by someone else. Others confirm my agreement to meet/converse with someone at the designated time, whether in person, via Skype, or the like.

⏳ Deadlines, Special Days: Color Bars

Holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries merit inclusion. To preclude texxtual dupes, I use color bars.

Deadlines also form hardlandscape events. Mine usually fall under one of two professional umbrellas: law or writing.

Query: when you’re allergic to duplicates, how do you resolve Calendar items meriting an appearance on both the core and another calendar?
Answer: Ya get tricky, as detailed in the Annotated Notes section following the pic below. Hint: color proves a friend.


A5 Slim, Jibun Standard: Month: HardLandscape Calendar
A5 Slim, Jibun Standard: Month: HardLandscape Calendar

📝 Summary re Annotation Notes

  1. Blue bar: writing deadline (details: Biz Mini)
  2. ✓ box: handled as scheduled
  3. Orange date block: holiday (Philly Eagles parade day. Philly courts closed, making this a kinda holiday.)
  4. Red-filled checkbox: event cancelled
  5. Red “X” through checkbox: rescheduled
  6. Yellow bar: Birthday or similar (see Special Days list in Permanent Collections/ Idea book; Valentine’s Day treated like hubs’ b-day)
  7. Red bar: law-related event or deadline (Yeppie, it’s actually pink. If you evahhhh encounter a true red highlighter, contact me, puh-lease!)
  8. Scratch notes re accrued (mandatory) CLE credits (Continuing Legal Education). Interpretation for Colleagues: By the end of February, I’ll have satisfied Pa., NJ and CT CLE requirements through April 30, 2019. Yo, → 🎵 Michael Jackson time 🎵:

Writing deadlines are detailed within the Biz Mini / Business component. Legal deadlines appear within the Idea book comprising my Attorney’s BuJo. Special Days (birthdays, etc) appear in the Collections area associated with this particular EDwC BuJo component, spelling out the details.

Why not use Frixion erasable ink pens/highlighters for calendared deadlines? I live in North Carolina, where snow is rare but save-me-Lawd! heat is not. I dang near live in my convertible when weather permits. This book is usually with me, and hardlandscape dates are critical.

Translation: since Frixion ink loves playing peekaboo when exposed to heat, and I ain’t wild ’bout shoving my BuJo into the freezer → pass.  (Intense heat kills Frixion ink; coldness resuscitates it.) Other Jibuns? Fine, but in in this core calendar I stick with always-visible ink.

✦︎ Week View: (Dual) Time Blocking

A5 Slim Jibun Techo, Standard: Week View → dual time blocking
A5 Slim Jibun Techo, Standard: Week View → dual time blocking

I kicked todo lists to the curb last year because they instigate an ongoing timesink: migration. Not how I choose to invest my time. A more thorough explanation appears in my article focused on time blocking.

Cliff Notes: I spread 90 hours involving 5 primary life categories over the course of a week. Those hours transform into category time blocks, forming The Plan for each day. That plan serves as guide, not schoolmarm.

As the day unfolds, I use an ink pen to note time blocks along the right side of the column → → The Reality. I add brief notes in the middle.

During a subsequent review session, I add color to The Reality time blocks. This yields an easy visual comparison during the Weekly Review. Why? Because patterns (e.g. orange category mismatches, serial days) tell me I’m avoiding something, likely due to fear. If I didn’t employ this technique, I’d miss the pattern. Fear, by its very nature, hides itself. I gotta go the extra mile to stay ahead of that tricky vampire.

Working independently yields a need for heightened accountability. The dual time blocks satisfy that need better than anything else I’ve implemented. They also keep me focused, withOUT the hassles of todo lists.

Time blocks remain among my best friends. I respect them as a direct result.

✦︎ Gantt Chart: Routines

Short and sweet:
• Morning Routine primary steps
• Evening Routine primary steps
• Weekly Routine: Saturday spaces highlighted
• Monthly Routine: last 3 days highlighted

The A5 Slim Jibun Techo’s Miscellaneous Forms

I draw nothing. The provided forms address my needs.

✦︎ My Dream 2018

A 2018 Hobonichi Weeks plays Dream Magnet. General rule: I’m allergic to duplication. Therefore, this section remains unused.

✦︎ Weekly Plan (template): my ideal routines-focused schedule

This section zeroes in on my morning and evening routines, as well as my preferred dual time blocks distribution.

✦︎ Japan Map: ink swatches

Limited to writing tools used in this Jibun A5 Slim Standard and related companion notebooks.

✦︎ Favorite Phrases → Motivational Quotes

Example: No use going back to yesterday. I was a different person then. (Author unknown)

✦︎ Book List → as intended

The list reflects Audible, Kindle, and print books. I always include length/size/time, so I’ll know what I’m committing to before I choose. The Jibun factory labeling includes three blockheads: smiley, why-am-I-here face, and smiley face, coaxing my quickie ✓ rating note.

✦︎ Movies List → as intended

The Movies list sees lotsa NetFlix entries. And, a first in several months: one theater movie (Black Panther —methinks it’s gonna prove historic).

I also enter on-demand webinars. Having branched out into a new-to-me arena, I’ve got boatloads to learn. Leaving a comfort zone opens two doors: the road to glory (I did it! Woot!) and gory (playground of Poindexter, my inner critic). Fear loves to instill resistance. To counteract it, I devised this webinar listing. I want it in my face, rather than tucked away at, YouTube, or similar. I can’t beat fear if I don’t confront it. The list constitutes my confrontation zone.

✦︎ Recommendations List → Forest Therapy, i.e. My Church

A5 Slim Jibun Techo, Standard: Recommendations → Church / Forest Therapy
A5 Slim Jibun Techo, Standard: Recommendations → Church / Forest Therapy

(Moved from the former everything Biz Mini. This spread’s inherent critical-to-me nature warrants periodic duplication.) Providing two checkboxes per month, local and driiiiive, hun! nature spots populate the listing. I’ve not yet filled in January and February indulgences. Scheduled for the Presidents’ Day holiday weekend.

✦︎ Gifts Given / Received → Wisdom Folks

I don’t keep track of gifts I’ve given. Not how I was raised. Give. Shut up. Move on. The one thing my brain does recall: kindnesses extended to me. Therefore, I ignored these pre-printed labels on sight.

Instead, I keep track of elderly relatives, friends, and acquaintances —in terms of last contact. Ditto some older folks in the ‘hood. That’s all I’ll say here. My belief: if your heart’s in the right place, the left hand will rarely know what your right hand has done.

✦︎ Promise List → Fix Me Stuff; Standard Promises

Lesson learned: if you stare at a form and draw a blank as regards usage, walk away.

An idea came to me while vacuuming. (If you knew how much I loathe housework, you’d need stitches from the bust-a-gut laughter that line triggers.) Result: two types of promises fill this list.

Standard Variety of Promises

✦︎ I tell a friend I’ll call Tuesday around 4p. Added to this list.
✦︎ Hubs asks me to review a particular document. Added.
The Daily Log insertion occurs first, e.g. hubs → Promise. I then turn to this list to flesh out the details, each entry beginning with the day’s date as habit.


Promises should be honored, even when made only to yourself.
Promises should be honored, even when made only to yourself.

These are promises I make to me.

Some may blossom into full-fledged goals. These give birth to multiple subsidiary projects, required to move through discrete steps to get from a to z.

Other promises interrupt my senses like a cough —quick, unexpected, and kidnapping my senses for a moment. Rather than rush for a pen, I sit, allowing the promise to percolate. An illustration best conveys the point. Deeply personal, but such is the nature of these mni-promises packing a bang.

Example: The “Hit the Corner” Self-Promise

One elusive goal continues to smack me: daily runs. I acknowledge the deeply-seated reason. For 4½ years, my hats included 24/7 caregiver for the greatest lifelong cheerleader this planet witnessed: my mom. She reached a point where she could do nothing on her own —not even recall her only daughter’s name. There’s a slow-burning angst accompanying such realities, destined to etch a hole in the caregiver’s soul. To keep myself strong enough to continue caring for her, I walked or ran —for miles each day. Pounding the pavement, repeatedly, stomped the mental goblins, ushering in momentary glorious peace. The peace restored needed strength. And, keepin’ it real — patience!

Ultimately, I traded running for sleeping on the sofa next to her hospice bed. A week later, I watched as she drew her last breath. Thereafter, the mere sight of  my favorite running shoes triggered only nausea. 3 years later the nausea’s gone. But my spirit continues to reject running.


Ultimately, I traded running for sleeping on the sofa next to her hospice bed. A week later, I watched as she drew her last breath. Thereafter, the mere sight of  my favorite running shoes triggered only nausea. 3 years later the nausea’s gone. But my spirit continues to reject running.

Speed forward to current days. One evening, while looking wistfully out a window, I made a promise to myself. A few minutes later, I reached for a pen, inking the following note in this Promise area:

  • It’s now tomorrow morning. I’m altering my morning routine. I’ve finished my stillness session. I’m not going to leave the porch and re-enter the house as usual. I’m walking down to the corner. I’m making a left turn, and walking up the road to the highway. I’m making a U-turn. I’m walking back to that corner. I’m running back to the house.

Wisdom mandates paying homage to one's spirit. My EDwC BuJo accommodates my spirit, so I can heed its dictates.
Wisdom mandates paying homage to one’s spirit. My EDwC BuJo accommodates my spirit, so I can heed its dictates.

Unlike the multiple days/ weeks/ months swallowed by a goal, this phraseology kept me in the present. Nothing descending on my shoulders, lodging itself as cement. Beginning each rat-a-tat-tat sentence with “I” witnessed my persistent control over all aspects of the unfolding scenario. End result: I kept that promise.

If a friend brought this conundrum to me and asked for advice, I’d suggest “go with the flow. Your spirit will lead you. Just pay attention.” Being a friend to and for me requires the willingness to pass control to my spirit. I did so. The proof appeared in the phrasing. This brain prevents serial sentences starting with “I.” But my spirit was out to underscore a point, a reality I recognized only after the fact.

Grief carries its own clock. For reasons unknown, I’ve yet to experience an “Oprah ugly cry” in the wake of Mom’s death. I’m guessing some pain sources in an area too deep for tear ducts to reach. In any event, yeah, I’ll run regularly again. The date will be determined by my spirit.

Don’t get it twisted. My version of spirituality ignores all hints of organized religion. Park benches serve as pews. Nature’s handiwork provides the sermon. Watching a twice-widowed Black woman, armed with only a high school diploma —navigating America while maintaining class, grace, dignity, and unwavering faith— taught me life’s essence. That essence flows into dang near everything, including my self-management tool dubbed BuJo.

Exploiting Excess A5 Jibun Techo Standard Pages

This book gifts at least 5 sets of extra (December 2017) week pages. Turns out, the Week pages can handle MUCH more than the “Week” designation suggests.

✦︎ A year’s worth of HouseHold Chores, over 1 facing-page set

A5 Jibun Techo, Standard: Week → HouseWork checklist
A5 Jibun Techo, Standard: Week → HouseWork checklist

✦︎ Companion Notes section for HouseHold Matters

A5 Jibun Techo, Standard: Week → Notes re HouseWork matters
A5 Jibun Techo, Standard: Week → Notes re HouseWork matters

✦︎ Daily (!) Self-Care Diary, Feb–Dec 2018, over 1-facing page set

The only “plan” involves double-checking to ensure I spend time on me every now and then. I add entries only after the fact. (Yeah, one entry reads “luxurious bath” —treat, cuz I’m a shower gal.)

A5 Jibun Techo, Standard: Week → Self-Care Log/ Diary
A5 Jibun Techo, Standard: Week → Self-Care Log/ Diary

A5-ish Idea Booklets (made to fit the A5 Jibun Techo diaries)

40 blank 3mm grid sheets, for 80 pages. Available only as 2-packs, for about $10. Ultra thin and ultra friendly to everything shy of Magic Markers and some Sharpies. The thinness of the Tomoe River paper (TRP) translates into imprints on the reverse side for press-hard-on-the-paper writers. And, some ghosting may appear. Nonetheless, the list price presents the best bargain in TRP Land.

My Idea book holds two sections:
• Daily Log
• Waiting For list: last page, working backward

Doubling as my wallet, the A5 Standard accompanies me whenever I climb into my car.

I find this truly odd → The 3 card slots provided in the factory B6 Jibun Techo Mini cover barely cover half the credit card. But the A5 covers all but the top sliver of each card. For transport missions, the A5 proves tons more secure than the B6. No cards have fallen out of the A5. With the B6, the cards live to make love with gravity. Consider this your ⚠️you’ve been warned⚠️ heads-up alert.

✦︎ The Daily Log

Long my primary sanity saver, I delved into Daily Log details in an earlier post.

A5 Slim Jibun Techo: Idea booklet: Daily Log
A5 Slim Jibun Techo: Idea booklet: Daily Log

✦︎ The WF List: Waiting For

This one starts on the last page. Simple reasoning:

  • dirt-easy to access
  • no need to try to figure out how many pages to allot to the Daily Log vs the WF list

In the left margin: the creation date to the far left, leaving blank squares before the checkbox adjacent to the  margin line. To the right of the margin divider, I enter the item.

Follow up notes appear within the left margin, after the creation date.

Trimmed A5 Muji 6mm Lined Booklet: Daily-Notes as BookEnds

Some “jot notes” —e.g. one-word intention, gratitude, day’s win(s), fun thought— cry out for a just me, please, mom container.

I wanted this content on lined paper, period. Why? Every other book within my bullet journal system sports grid paper. I craved a strong visual signal shouting “different.” I know from experience: if you play your cards correctly, the brain will retrain into knee-jerk mode, my precise desire. When I open this Muji, my brain knows I’m either starting or ending my day.

Muji scratches that itch, in admirable fashion. Its luscious paper fights MIO paper (Kokuyo’s Campus, Jibun Biz and Life books) for the number 1 spot in this stationery nerd’s heart. Tomoe River paper? Third place, unless I’m focused on thinness for portability purposes. Rhodia, Clairefontaine, Apica? Fell off my short list of LawdHaMercy!! goofy-grin inducing paper products.

My bookcase includes oodles of Muji notebooks in B5 and A5 sizing, because I found only multi-pack offerings. Something like 5 for under $10. 30 sheets / 60 pages, 32 rows per page. Plenty for my purposes.

Evenly spaced drip marks stretch across the top and bottom rows only. The markings are perfect as alignment cues. If I want to draw a line, it won’t look like it spent waaay too much time parked on a stool before a well stocked bar. If I don’t need vertical lines, the markings fade from view. (Those markings also refuse to show up in pics. Grrrr!

DarbyKlan, cockatiel-type dude, playing model
DarbyKlan, cockatiel-type dude, playing model

Our master bedroom includes a small-ish desk on my side. When I enter the room each night, my first stop is that desk. I grab a fountain pen, an orange-tipped clear Pilot Prera with calligraphy nib, from the lamp’s mini pen cup. If needed, I top off the Prera’s ink —Noodler’s Apache Sunset. I jot a win occurring that day, add a fun thought, and conclude with a gratitude declaration. This almost-final leg of my nightly routine sends relaxation vibes throughout my being. A few minutes later, I’m in bed, cuddling DarbyK  (cockatiel) chirping his night-night. (The dude’s gotta a pointy head, thus explaining the “Klan” portion of his name. Hey, I treat clowns as clowns.)

Come morning, once peepers naturally pop, I ease down the steps to the kitchen. After retrieving and drinking the glass of lemon water prepped the previous night, I return to the bedroom. Alexa honors my request for the day’s Spotified Motown tune. I boogie over to the desk, plopping in its chair. While nighttime smiles at one of my two fave colors, orange, the pre-dawn hours belong to the purple family. Reaching for my lavender Pilot Vanishing Point (italic nib), I open the Muji to jot two thoughts: gratitude, and my one-word intention.

What’s the deal with italic nibs? They force me to slow down while writing, for enhanced legibility.

Task accomplished, I move through additional steps of my morning routine. 30 or so minutes later, I’m at my home office desk.

Read: I make it a point to bookend my days with explicit positive pronouncements.

Summary: A5 Slim Jibun Techo Standard as EDwC / Core

  • Yearly Index: personal projects timelines
  • Month:hardlandscape events, deadlines, special days (birthdays, etc)
  • Weeks: dual time blocking with summary Notes between time blocks
  • Gantt Chart: routines
  • Idea Book: Daily Log, with Waiting For list on last page working forward
  • Idea #2: Permanent Collections
  • boxcutter trimmed A5 Miji 6mm Lined Book: Daily BookEnds

Mind’s Assigned Old-School Tune re A5 Standard: Temptations

What tune could possibly do justice to the massive maestro role this core journal plays, harmonizing all components? To ask the question is to answer it.

♫ You surely must know magic, Booj, ’cause you changed my life
It was dull and ordinary
But you made it sunny and bright
I, I was blessed the day I found you,
gonna build my whole world around you
You’re ev’rything good, Booj and you’re all that matters to meYou’re my ev’rything
You’re my everything ♫

Call to Action

Harmony. Strive for it. Every dang where. Milk does a body good. A well-thought out bullet journal scheme does a spirit good. 😉 Scrutinize your system, whether analog or digital. If it ain’t floating all your boats, time to sail on to a revised implementation. Hey, just sayin’. PardNah.


✦︎ Part 1: Bullet Journal ReVamp: Why
✦︎ Part 2: Jibun Techo B6 Slim Biz Mini → Business & Related Finances
✦︎ ✓ Part 3: Jibun Techo A5 Slim Standard → EDwC / Core
✦︎ Part 4: Jibun Techo A5 Slim Biz → OnLine World
✦︎ Part 5: Accessories; Summary

How To Make the Best Bullet Journal (Hybrid): Jibun Techo A5 Slim Standard —Core EDC— 3/5 (Burrowing Owl. North + South America. Snapped @ Sylvan Heights Bird Park, Scotland Neck NC)
How To Make the Best Bullet Journal (Hybrid): Jibun Techo A5 Slim Standard —Core EDC— 3/5 (Burrowing Owl. North + South America. Snapped @ Sylvan Heights Bird Park, Scotland Neck NC)


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