Remember my old planner? It didn’t last me very long.
I’ve already set up a new notebook to use as planner; this time I’ve selected a pale pink, blank page notebook from IKEA. It seems to be a size between A5 and A4; turns out this is the perfect size for me. Let’s have a look!
I’m not sure this actually corresponds to the definition of calendex, but no matter! It’s a list of weeks and dates, which is all I need to know.
And yes, I could probably use a ruler next time.
I’ve kept my future log pretty much the same as in my old planner.
I’ve moved some items off my habit tracker to a when was the last time list, and my working hours from my weekly spreads to a page of its own.
I’ve also moved my meal tracker from my weekly spreads. I like to see them all gathered regardless of week or month, the idea is that way I can see how I move from obsessing about certain foods to others and then draw some conclusions about my patterns. Yes, I’m narcissistic like that.
My monthly tracker will be pretty much the same as before. And because I’m lazy I’ll glue in a grid page.
List of purchases in an attempt to get my shopping under control, and using a dutch door for my wants and needs list; my gym schedule on the page following.
Another page folded in half, ideas for posts, which I’m sure I’ll proceed to talk myself out of.
A reading list; sure I love GoodReads, but I also love stupid notes for my own personal use. Plus, I feel this is actually a better overview than any website and/or app can offer.
I also keep a list of blog posts, because I find it quite useful as a way to keep track of what posts I’ve scheduled and on what topic.
Two wee folders; the smaller folder on top of the other folder is where I keep passwords for different sites and systems. Because I’m a rebel like that. Writing them down even though you shouldn’t. But I mean, who would ever find them?? (And if they did, have fun looking at students’ results in Ladok.)
I still struggle with weekly spreads. I seem to start with one idea in mind and then deciding against it half-way through, ending with a spread that just looks a mess.
Not that it matters in terms of practicality, but you know. It’s an eyesore. This here is one I didn’t hate:
Only problem: it was supposed to be a spread, i.e. two pages facing each other, not a front and a back.