6. Bullet Journaling
As a lifelong journaler who fell out of the habit once I got into college and a person who still believes in pen-and-paper to-do lists, the concept of a bullet journal intrigued me. It also...really confused me. But once I spent some time on the website and the hashtag, I finally figured it out: Bullet journaling really is a system of note-taking that uses the bullet (as in, bullet points) and other symbols (like dashes, circles, and Xs) as the core structure. It's designed to be incredibly flexible and makes it easy (and fun!) to keep your to-do lists, planner, and diary (if you want one) all in one place. You can get creative with it and put a lot of effort into making it colorful/beautiful/complex, or go for a more utilitarian approach, like the original. Mine is a little bit of both. If you want to know the ins and outs of exactly what it is and how to start one, read this post.
I started my bullet journal at the beginning of 2016, unsure if I'd be able to keep the habit, and I'm already 100 pages into my second notebook. I really enjoy working on it, and it helps me stay organized, serves as a really accurate record of what my day-to-day life is like, and makes it easy to track all things related to work, health, personal life, hobbies, and goals. It's also reminded me of what my handwriting looks like. —RWM