The Power of the Index

One of my favorite features of the bullet journal is the index.  This is something I was doing long before I started bullet journaling.  Several years ago, I began indexing in books I was reading.  In the back of the book, there is always a blank page.  On this page, I write a page number and a brief description of a sentence or less of what I want to remember.  This makes a quick and easy reference guide.  

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I then began indexing my devotional journals.  Sometimes I write something particular that the Lord taught me or a quote that I want to remember.  Maybe it is sermon notes from a sermon that meant a lot to me.  If I write the page number with a brief description, it helps me to find what I am looking for without scanning through lots of pages.  

When I stumbled on the bullet journal, indexing was not new me.  Ryder Carroll, the founder of the Bullet Journal, puts his index in the front of his bullet journal.  I did this for a year, but I prefer having mine in the back.  Most likely that is because that is how I have done it for so many years and it is hard to break old habits.  

How about you?  Have you created your own indexes in books or journals?  If not, why don’t you give this a try!

On another note, I’m not sure how things on the blog are looking to you, but it seems that the pictures are blurry.  On my computer, they are fine but when I check the preview they are not.  I’m not sure how they are looking to you or how I can correct this.  I’m sorry for the inconvenience.  I am working on it…

3 thoughts on “The Power of the Index

  1. Joleen

    I found the index to be key for me. I used to use a normal planner and would write random things I needed to refer to later, and couldn’t find them without paging through my whole planner. Now I just make a page for those things, list it in my index, and have easy access.

  2. Judy Richter

    Thank you Kim. I never heard of this.I have been frustrated by looking for something and could not find it.. I would highlight in the book, but had to search for what I wanted. I am not sure if I can do this right, but I am going to try. I have lots of journals,but I couldn’t find anything in them if I tried. I love the picture of you and your doggie. How did she react when you got home. Love you and praying for you and Tim and all in Japan. Enjoyed listening to his messages on Facebook. Take care.
    Judy

    1. Thanks for your kind words. Emma was so happy to see me. She just ran in circles before I could get her to calm down enough to pick her up. 😊

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