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Bullet Journal for Students: Daily Log

Especially for teachers or college/university students, an educational lifestyle is typically very regimented. A tight schedule can be stressful to manage, on top of all the material that must be managed. And let's be honest, if you're in a situation like this you want to be organized but don't want to spend unnecessary time setting up your bullet journal. You may benefit from a time blocking technique, particularly one that can be done in 5 minutes or less.

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If you need to map out each hour of the day, here's an easy trick to help you manage it all.

By numbering the hours of your waking day down the center of a page, leaving a space between each hour, you'll have the backbone of your schedule. For each appointment/class, simply write the general subject and location. After the first week or two, you probably won't need to include the location if these are regular events.

For classes, you can write yourself a reminder of any work assigned at that meeting, as shown in this photo example. You can also map out any specific study time you want to reserve for specific tasks, such as a set time to study one particular subject or another.

In swapping back and forth between the left and right sides of the timeline you should have plenty of space to BRIEFLY note any important details of the appointment or class. You might use this alternating technique just to make efficient use of space or it might be used to help organize further. Perhaps tasks or events associated with one dimension of your life can be written on one side and details for a different dimension on the other.

For class notes, you'll likely need a separate page just for that. This page is intended merely for your daily schedule. You might also want a page for your master syllabus.

This technique is especially useful if your schedule varies from week to week. Maybe you have something once or twice a month, which by definition isn't every week. Alternatively, you might want to try using Notemarks for oscillating schedules.

Remember to reflect at the end of each day, as that's part of the magic of the bullet journal system - keeping your mind synchronized with your schedule. It's not about transferring your mind to paper, but keeping your schedule in mind.

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