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How fast can YOU split your page in half in your Bullet Journal? In this time challenge, I used 3 methods:
- Count and Calculate
- Grid Spacing Cheat Sheet
- The Grid Tool ••• My SECRET WEAPON
In the video, you can see the timer count up as I use each method to split my page in half. I knew myBullet Journal secret weapon helped me grid fast, but even I was shocked by the results!
Things you need to know: I wanted to eliminate the possibility of being able to do this from memory and have a fresh start. So I hadn’t split my page in half or practiced doing so for a few days before I started this challenge. I set up my camera and timer, opened my bujo, and started!
Fast:#1 Count and Calculate
The first is called Count and Calculate.
First, count all the spaces:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.
Next, divide 26 by 2 = 13.
Third, count to 13: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Use your ruler to divide your page in half.
That took almost a full minute to do.
Faster: #2 Grid Spacing Cheat Sheet
The second method uses a grid spacing cheat sheet.
First, draw a grid spacing cheat sheet – this will take you at least 10 minutes, but I’ll refer to the one I previously drew.
My grid spacing cheat sheet already has 1/2 calculated out to 13, so when I go back to my page that I was working on, I count 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13.
Now I can take my ruler, draw my line, and that took 40 seconds.
Fastest: #3The Grid Tool (Your Bullet Journal Secret Weapon!)
The fastest method is to use The Grid Tool. It eliminates the need for BOTH calculating AND counting.
I’ll use it to split my page in half.
First, line it up with the first dot at 00.
Mark at 2, use the opposite side as a straightedge and draw your line in less than 20 seconds.
How fast can YOU divide your page?
I bet you’d get similar results if you took the challenge:
- Count and Calculate completed in almost a full minute.
- Grid Spacing Cheat Sheet completed in 40 seconds.
- The Grid Tool completed in UNDER _20_ SECONDS!
Save Time with your Bullet Journal Secret Weapon
How do you create your bujo layouts? If you use methods 1 or 2, do you LIKE spending all that time counting and calculating (I don’t!)? Wouldn’t you rather use a magic wand to evenly space rows and columns for Pinterest-perfect layouts the first time, every time – in less than half the time (I do!)?
Start spending more time on your life and less time in your journal – get yours TODAY!