Skip to main content

About

Did you write something down and still forget? Tired of losing notes because they are all over the place? You need a better system.

Keep up with calendars, projects, ideas, lists and more all in one place. You know you need to. The Universal Journal is here to help the world get organized. Bullet Journal is truly for everyone. Eminently customizable, the bullet journal can fit your needs where ever you are.

Some read left-to-right, others right-to-left. Some prefer the average sized notebook, some large. Large or standard, paperback or hardcover. The Universal Journal was meant to facilitate the most universal journal/calendar system in the world by offering an ultra-streamlined style - minimal effort, maximal convenience.

My name is Michael. I'm a guy whose life was changed by finding the Bullet Journal method. I wish this sort of thing was taught in grade school. The world needs to know about Bullet Journal. I do web and tech stuff during the day and creative stuff after hours. I am the grateful husband of a wonderful woman and father to two fantastic boys.

If you want to contact me, please fill in the Contact Form in the right hand menu.

Please support Universal Journal by subscribing or buying your own Universal Journal today.


Lulu.com handles all payments, printing, and shipping of our Universal Journals. Where ever Lulu is available, Universal Journal is available. Check out the Universal Journal spotlight page.

Newsletter



Comments

Subscribe

Popular posts from this blog

Bullet Journal, Ultra-Streamlined

While the capabilities of the bullet journal system are impressive, one of the best features is its customizability. If you don't want to spend hours preparing an organizational method that's supposed to save you time, keep reading.


Over at the official BulletJournal.com you'll see a short video describing the basics of the Bullet Journal method. There are also some good technique ideas on their blog.

You can search on Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, and many other places to find ideas for your journal. There are a lot of ideas to personalize your journal that look great. But for those who want a quick, streamlined way to set up your Bullet Journal, and don't need it to be an expressive space, you're in the right place.
Style Basics What is the ultra-streamlined style? Essentially, it's an approach to bullet journaling intended to minimize the time to set up and use the method. Some tips for the ultra-streamlined style:
avoid using unnecessary tools (extra tools …

Plan with me: July 2018 ultra-streamlined

The July 2018 version of my minimalist monthly spread for the bullet journal method. The layout combines a weekly log with monthly log and includes a Dutch door variant, as well as two trackers.


I wanted to write out the dates of the month only once since the Universal Journal style seeks to avoid repetitious writing. In this set up, the Dutch door provides the space to prepare two separate trackers (habit and wellness) which share the same dates column with the calendar page. The result is a sleek 3-in-1 integration. Check out this simple 8 counter sytem I created for hydration tracking on the wellness tracker.

With the dates column down the center of the page, the calendar could serve as a normal calendar or a combination monthly spread with weekly spread. It depends, of course, on how much space you need for either of these. I might still shift to using a separate weekly spread but I haven't need that as yet as my daily logs are doing well so far (which is a long standing debat…

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, 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.


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 …