The Gestalt's Garden

Use a work journal

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I like to record—in a work journal—the tasks, ideas, and activities I do during my work day: this information is really valuable.

On the one hand, the work journal helps me become aware of what I am doing (or not doing). This daily reflection is an excellent opportunity to make improvements or have interesting ideas.

On the other hand, this journal makes it much easier for me to “be findable”: being able to show my boss (or my audience) what I’m working on and what the progress is. “Being findable” is one of the key concepts of the book “Show Your Work”1.

The problem is that my work is divided into: the professional and the Gestalt’s Garden. I want to use one work journal for these two scopes, but I don’t like the idea of having to maintain two separate journals. So… how do I do it?

I only use one journal: my Bullet Journal2.

When I add something related to the Gestalt’s Garden to the Bullet Journal, I put a triangle-shaped bullet point to the left of that element. This way, I can combine both journals into one, and it is immediate to know when an element belongs to one scope or another.


  1. “Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered” de Austin Kleon. ↩︎

  2. “The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future” by Ryder Carroll. ↩︎

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