It is all about juggling time, tasks, appointments and remembering all those small things that go together to combat our busy, hectic modern lives. It doesn't matter if it's fitting in those four clients before the end of the week or working out if you can fit in that hair dressing appointment before the children come home from school, we are all trying to get 30 hours out of a 24 hour day.
'My day is already full and unfortunately I can't add any more hours to it'Which is a play on my favourite quote
'The radio spectrum is already packed and unfortunately they have stopped making any more of it'...From the cries (yes!) I've seen in the comments on the topic of diary refills in the past, there is no obvious one that works for everyone... and before you get your hopes up... I'm sorry people, I'm not going to throw you a curved ball and point out to you that magical one that we have all ignored... well not quite... read on.
A few weeks ago we 'uncovered' the Filofax Time Management series of refills. I've tried to contact the 'Time Management Team' at Filofax, but I've not head back from them.
So I've had another detailed look through the various Filofax on-line sites looking specifically for suitable refills.
Going back to this photo of Adam's A5 at the London Meet up in November 2010:
Adam's not confirmed it (I guess he's busy), but I believe he's using the A5 Business refill, this refill is a day per page with space for appointments, To-Dos, Notes etc:
A4 version. I had to include it for completeness.
OK, let us now look at what is available in Personal size. You will of course all remember Jotje's excellent guest post on Task and Time Management. In it you will recall the Day on Two Page refills she uses:
Another feature of Jotje's Filofax is her use of Undated Planner Pages:
So far these are all 'English' pages, although not all of them are available on the UK Filofax Site. So going a little further a field. I came across the following Day on One Page design on the Filofax Germany website:
Filofax Denmark site:
Quo Vadis here in Europe (France)
Day Timer also do a similar set of refills in their Portable size that fit Filofax Personal size, here is just one example:
Thanks Colie for reminding me... There is also the DaVinci inserts that you can import from Japan.
I've most probably only touched the surface, have you found anything else similar to these? Drop a link in to a comment and share your knowledge.