Deep Work by Cal Newport

I’ve read more than a few good reviews of this book and finally decided to pick up a copy.

Whenever I take vacation I like to read and reread books on work and productivity. During this particular vacation I’ve read The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll and reread a few chapters from Getting Things Done by David Allen

The Bullet Journal Method

Ryder Carroll’s first book on the Bullet Journal technique was released today and my copy arrived along with the Stealth Bullet Journal as part of a box set.

I’m already enjoying the perspective provided within its pages. There’s a lot of value in having a curated publication straight from the system’s creator.

Two Field Notes Bullet Journal System

Pocket Notebook Combination

A quick rundown of how I’m currently using Bullet Journal to manage my projects.

Pocket Notebook One

  • Monthly Log
  • Future Log
  • Collections
Collections and Monthly Log
Fields Notes 1: Collections and Monthly Log

Pocket Notebook Two

  • Rapid Log intermixed with the Daily Log
Rapid Logging & Daily Log Field Notes notebook
Field Notes 2:  Rapid Log & Daily Log notebook
Typo brand passport holder
Typo brand passport holder contains the pen and my two books

The First notebook with my Collections and Monthly Log, Future Log has lasted over a year and I’m only 1/2 way through it. The second notebook for my Daily Log and Rapid Logging usually takes 8-12 weeks to fill up. Once done I swap it for a new one.

The pitfall of using pocket notebooks is that it requires me to be very concise. At some point I may need to create a Index notebook just to remind myself what’s inside which one as they get used up pretty quickly.

Admittedly, it can be counter productive to have a dozen of these floating around instead of a single larger notebook.

Keep Calm and File a Bug Report

I know everyone is stressed out with Gutenberg but remember its Free Software built by hard working people who are mostly volunteers. File a detailed bug report and include all the steps to reproduce the issue. Often, it will be addressed sooner.