When technology fails, the traditional, fail-safe methods are what we gravitate towards.

You may ignore a reminder, forget to add an important meeting to your Google Calandar, or your battery might run out on your smartphone when you desperately need to confirm a date. But a notebook or a bullet journal won’t leave your side – unless you choose it to be so.

The bullet journal “is a collection of life-tracking methods”, says it creator, Ryder Carroll, a Brooklyn-based art director with a background in web design. Coming from a designer, the bullet journal system shouldn’t be frowned upon by those of us who thing using technology is everything.

This system of recording and tracking to-do lists, events in our lives and just keeping all notes and ideas in one place – a small, handbag-ready notebook – is perfect for busy working mums and other professionals alike.

It’s taken the pedants of the world like me by storm, so much so that Carroll has been able to raise enough funds on crowdfunding website Kickstarter to create an actual Bullet Journal. But the system can work in whatever notebook you have, from Moleskine, Leuchtturm or even a trusty Filofax or¬†Poundland notebook. Watch the video below to see what all the fuss is about – and why you can use it to transform the way you organise your life and work.

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