I am a compulsive list maker— but keeping it useful, reference-able, efficient, and tidy is no small task! One day browsing in the bookstore, I discovered this book and thought— how ridiculous that there is a book on this subject. Well, as I took it home out of curiosity, it had lots of tidbits that have totally changed how I keep my lists. The book has tons of ideas that more than made sense for me, but that you might find great. All I know is that my new system, now in place four months, is fantastic - a game changer! (P.S. For an alternative and hilarious view of to-do lists, read this New York Times op-ed from Patricia Hampl.) -Roxanne
Dot Journaling—A Practical Guide explains how to start and keep a dot journal—a planner, to-do list, and diary that will help you get your life together. You decide what goes inside:
Lists of your to-dos, to-don’ts, and more
Symbols that will make those lists efficient and effective
Spreads to plan your day, week, month, or year
Trackers for your habits and goals
. . . and a blank dot-grid journal
208 numbered dot-grid pages that make creative layouts a breeze
A rugged, flexible cover with an inner back pocket
An elastic closure and a ribbon to keep your place!
About the Author
Rachel Wilkerson Miller is a queer Black writer, the author of The Art of Showing Up and Dot Journaling—A Practical Guide, and the deputy editor of VICE Life. Previously, she was a senior lifestyle editor at BuzzFeed for four years. Along with VICE and BuzzFeed, her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Huffington Post, and SELF, and she’s been a guest on NPR, the Today show, and Good Morning America. She lives in Brooklyn.
“This book…will actually help you get your life together.”—HelloGiggles
“It covers everything (seriously, everything) you could ever want to know about organizing your life into one simple journal.”—Apartment Therapy