One of the reasons bullet journaling is such a great system, is it gives you the ability to customize and change your journaling style at any time to fit your current needs. While this is a huge plus if your schedule is always changing or you get bored easily, trying new things can lead to mistakes. For us perfectionists, it can be a bit nerve racking, at times even paralyzing, to do something untested with no assurance the outcome will be as expected. This is where my practice journal comes in.
Whether you call it a practice journal, a test journal, or anything else, having a place to try out and develop ideas can take the fear out of the unknown. Instead of sticking to one thing because it works, having a place where mistakes are allowed, encouraged even, is freeing.
The video below shows a walk-through of my practice journal in all it’s unrefined glory.