Organizing My Life


I have always been bad at organizing my life. It can be hard for me to know what to do and when to do it. This is a particularly big problem for me because of executive disfunction. There are many ways in which I could go about keeping track of what needs to be done, but they all boil down to some sort of calendar system. That being said, each system has you think about things in a different way.

I have tried using my calendar app, various todo apps, and physical journaling. Each one has their pros and cons, but they all ultimately failed me in the sense that I have gotten out of the habbit of using them. Life has been getting overwelming recently and so I thought that it would be a good idea to get back into the habbit of using one of these.

It sounds a little odd, but I have found that physical journaling has been the most useful for me. I have a bit of a hard time expressing why this is, but I think it has to do with how a lot of effort needs to be put into writing in a journal. It is so easy to setup an app, that it is also easy to just ignore it. With journaling, what I write tends to sticks with me.

I follow the the bullet journal style of journaling which has been useful for me to have an organized todo list as well as being able to write down my random thoughts.

Bullet Journaling 101

Of course, the bulletjournal site will try to sell you a journal or even a course on how to use it. I am just using a notebook a friend gifted to me.

My journal

I'll eventually fall out of use with my journaling again, but that's ok because all that matters is that it has been useful while it lasts.