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Quick minimalist note page for bullet journal

When you need to take notes for a meeting/class/sermon/etc., try this minimalist two column approach to keep the information organized and quickly accessible in your bullet journal.

how to take minimalist notes in a bullet journal

In this method, a 1:2 ratio has worked very well for me.

In the left column, taking a third of the page width, I keep non-content related details. The type of event or title (such as class name) begins the column and serves as the page title. Perhaps the room name or number may be relevant for some events such as a new class. In many cases the date of the event can be important. Also, any reference material can be named in this column such as books, chapters, videos, authors, etc. Lastly, any notes to self or action points fit here as well.

In right column, taking 2 thirds of the page width, I keep the content of the meeting itself. There is plenty of uninterrupted space to take notes in this wider column.

This is basically my event note spread. If I expect the event to require a lot of notes I make sure to begin a new spread, expecting to use 2 or more pages. If only one page is expected I can set up the notes page with that in mind.

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