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Organise your daily student life with a Bullet Journal

Tips for students 25 October 2021

For any student, increasing productivity is an important goal. The idea is to process tasks faster so you can free up time in the evenings or on weekends. 🤸

Unfortunately, we all know that as a student, the days are packed with classes, revision sessions and sometimes even a student job. On top of that comes a whole bunch of distractions.

So how do you stay focused on the things you need to do and get organised all year long? We’re going to share with you the best methods and habits to implement thanks to the Bullet Journal! 📖

The Bullet journal: the solution to get organised your way

What is a Bullet journal?

You’ve probably already heard of the Bullet journal but it’s not always easy to understand what it’s for and what it allows you to do. Let’s explain 👇

It’s an organisational tool, customisable according to your needs in which you can centralise all your notes (to-do lists, planning, ideas, goals, notes, etc…) so that it accompanies you on a daily basis in managing your schedule.

It allows you to mentally unload by putting on paper everything you need to remember, to plan rather than keeping everything in your head and increasing your mental load 🤯

It’s also an effective way to set up routines for regular tasks to be done and measure your progress by tracking them over time

Endlessly customisable, the Bullet journal can also take on a creative look. As you can see, it can be customised to fit your desires.

But then, where to start?

The first thing to do is to DARE to start. Yes, we know, putting your pen to paper on the first page can be a bit daunting… But letting go is also part of the process, so let yourself go and indulge in your first pages.

Remember, the Bullet journal is not meant to be beautiful. It can be if you want it to be, but that’s not its primary goal. The main goal is that this notebook saves you time and relieves you ⏳ So don’t put too much pressure on yourself to make it look good.

Whether you need freedom as an experienced Bullet journal user or guidance as a novice, a suitable notebook with blank or with a base of pre-printed pages are all you need to get started.

As a student, we advise you to gather in your Bujo (yes, that’s the little nickname we’ve given it) the information that will be useful to you on a daily basis such as your schedule, things to do, information not to forget, etc… Your Bullet journal can be adapted according to your personal needs but here are the top 6 pages that we recommend you integrate.

What pages should you make?

1. Annual calendar

This is the essential page to have in your Bullet Journal. When you start your notebook, create a calendar showing the next 12 months. Even if your Bullet Journal doesn’t last a full year, this page will allow you to keep an overview of the year. Don’t hesitate to differentiate between school days and weekends and vacations. This way, you will be able to find your way through the year in a very clear way. Note on these pages the foreseeable events in the long term.

2. Timetable

In higher education, the schedule is rarely repetitive. Often classes change from week to week. So, incorporating your semester schedule into the Bullet Journal will allow you to always have it with you when you have a question. Ideal for not having to go to your school’s digital workspace several times a day.

3. Useful information

At the beginning of the year, a lot of information will be given to you such as teachers’ e-mail addresses, the coefficients for each teaching unit or information on how your knowledge will be tested. To avoid forgetting everything at the end of the first week, create a page listing all the important information. You’ll see that it will be very useful, and your classmates will be very happy that you’ve written everything down.

Bonus: With SCRIBZEE, share your page with your friends so that they too can benefit from all this information.

4. Important dates

You’ll be notified of exam dates throughout the year. But your Bullet journal will probably not be done in its entirety and you will not always be able to note these dates. That’s why this page will be useful. You’ll be able to find all the deadlines, the ones you need to find in a second without having to flip through your entire Bullet journal.

5. To-do lists

Do you remember? The main goal of the bujo is to organise yourself to free up time and to do that, freeing your mind is essential.

Integrated into your daily pages, the to-do lists will answer these two problems. Indeed, putting things down in writing will allow you to unload your mind. Done daily, your action lists will also allow you to focus on the tasks you need to do each day instead of spreading yourself too thin and wasting time.

The little extra: With SCRIBZEE, you’ll be able to scan your page and assign it a progress status:

  • Red: To be done ❌
  • Orange: In progress ⏳
  • Green: Done ✔

Ideal to find your way around & keep track of what you have done or on the contrary what you need to postpone to another day.

6. Goal tracking & routines to set up:

Setting up a new routine isn’t easy… What if we told you that tracking pages can help you? On a page at the beginning of each month, list your goals (for example: reread the day’s lessons, drink 2 litres of water per day, do 20 minutes of physical activity per day, etc.). Before each goal, add the number of boxes corresponding to the number of days in the month and each evening, check the box if your goal is reached. Tracking your goals will motivate you to complete the actions. You will be proud to check the corresponding box. Plus, you’ll keep track of your progress 😊

The little extra: With SCRIBZEE, position a reminder on your scanned tracking page to remind you to do the task at a specific time. This will help you establish the routine.

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