Less than a week into starting a bullet journal, I failed at it.
In its most basic form, a bullet journal is a customizable notebook you use to "track the past, organize the present and plan for the future," as its creator Ryder Carroll explains in his how-to video. Unlike a planner already printed with this year's calendar and lines to write daily notes in, you start a bullet journal from scratch (with nothing but blank pages).
I decided to create my own, hoping it would improve my time management skills, create balance between work, family and friends and better define the goals I aim to reach. After watching several video tutorials for a few hours, I spent another hour or so recreating the sections I thought were most useful.