“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”
– Anthony J. D’Angelo
We all start learning as soon as we take birth but after a certain time, the learning rate becomes constant. I learn a lot of new things on daily basis and do the learning in your bullet journal specially designed myself with habits that let me learn new things every day for example by reading a few pages a day I could learn a lot of different points of view and about the concerned subject.
But later I realized that my learning needs a place. I forgot what I had read and only a few details remained in my mind. After researching and doing several trials I came up with an idea to use my bullet journal for my learning and notetaking.
My current hobbies include doodling, learning Korean and calligraphy and wouldn’t that be fun if I could get a chance to apply them in my BUJO. Dive in to know how to do Note Taking and Learning in your Bullet Journal
Why one should take notes while learning?
- It is a form of active learning.
- It makes you present and engaged
- You can retain longer if you take notes
- I can add figures and make things easier
- A summary of a detailed lecture, book , content etc .
How you can start taking learning in your bullet journal ?
Keeping your journal while you are learning anything which involves listening, reading or watching. We often forget the details which we can’t comprehend at that moment and hence taking notes becomes essential. You can start with your Bullet journal or can have a separate notebook for the same purpose.
If you are using your bullet journal for taking notes then dedicate a separate section in your journal for learning. You can mark those pages with bookmarks and special mention on the Index page where it becomes for you to visit every time you are in a hurry.
You can also treat your Bullet Journal as a commonplace book where you keep notes of quotes that inspire you, 3am thoughts that might turn into poems the other day, special memory etc..
Whenever taking notes, always mention the date and time along with the context. You can make your notes as simple and as creative as you want. It totally depends on your personal preference. I sometimes practise my calligraphy skills while I capture the quotes of the day in my journal. Sometimes it is a new recipe that I need to jot down quickly, in that case, I prefer a minimalistic approach.
note taking inspiration for learning in your bullet journal
Here is a curated list of brilliant note-taking methods that I personally love. You can choose any one or mix – match amongst them to make your own style. You can definitely adopt different methods for different topics.
A general layout for any note-taking and Learning in your Bullet Journal You can start with a big title heading and then proceeding to the main idea or point of the related topic. Further, you can divide the contents into subheading depending upon the structure of the content. You can take inspiration from the layout below.
Reciepe Note Taking
This one is my favorite !
Using Diagram and charts for note taking
Detailed NOte taking
3 am thoughts
MInimal note taking
No doubt the Bullet Journal is all the rage right now, but am I wrong to say it can also help you become a better note-taker and better learning in your bullet journal
For that, tap into your creativity and use some of the newbies’ tips to get in sync with your inner artist! Your notes will come alive with colorful stickers and handwritten lists. All it takes is focusing on what works for you and become a pro at learning in your bullet journal.