Book Review – Dot Journaling: A Practical Guide

Dot Journaling – A Practical Guide: How to Start and Keep the Planner, To-Do List, and Diary That’ll Actually Help You Get Your Life Together is a fantastic informative book for anyone interested on getting into the journaling world. While the book is focused on the “Dot/Bullet Journaling” approach, it doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone has to follow a certain convention when stepping into the journaling world. Journaling is one of those topics where I can get myself lost for hours watching people’s journaling setups and processing on Youtube. Though I haven’t mentioned it on blog, but I do a lot of journaling, whether being simple “To Do Lists”, “Goals”, Daily/Weekly/Yearly calendaring, diaries, book reviews, etc. I have been doing journaling for years, and quite understand some of the benefits it brings. I’m a firm believer that incorporating some sort of Journaling workflow into your everyday routine can help anyone tremendously.

The author walks you many excellent examples on how you can corporate a Journaling routine. The concept of “Dot Journaling” aka “Bullet Journaling” can be somewhat of debatable process. One thing that the author emphases is that their is no right or wrong way to do things, it’s all to you to define how to do things, while does describe some brilliant examples on ways to use Dot Journaling. One amusing thing about reading this book, was being described the notion of “spreads” in Dot Journaling. Which coming from a technical background, they’re practically identical to sprints in Agile! Of which such process I already incorporate into my personal projects.

Whether via helping improve your mental health, reach your goals, increase your productivity, or simply be a better organized individual. Journaling can help you, and I think this is an excellent book that can motivate and inspire you.