I got back into bullet journaling this year. In the last few months, my productivity system has moved more and more from the digital back to the “analog”1.
I discovered this way of tracking tasks for the week recently, and it has worked well for me, so I thought I would share.
In my bullet journal, I list the things I need to get done in the month, the week and the day. I don’t always know exactly when they can/will get done. I just know I would like to do them in that time frame.
The Alastair Method for bullet journaling is when you place some vertical columns next to your list of tasks. The columns could be anything you want to group/organise your tasks by. I choose days. So, I have Monday to Sunday as my columns next to the list. And then, if I plan to do the task on a specific day, I will add a dot to the column. If the task is done, I cross it off in the day I did it and the overall list.
I especially love how my exercise plan can be viewed with a glance at a few lines in the notebook. This is an excellent method for repeating tasks.
I do many things every week that I don’t track in my weekly list (meal planning, cooking, groceries, cleaning, etc.) because I just do them without planning them first.