For most of this year I've been using a page per day A5 Business Style diary along with a Personal size week on two pages diary in two different organsiers. The A5 size has been great for me because it has lots of room for to-do lists and reminders. But the downside is, it is a lot of paper in my A5 Filofax.
As I don't have that many appointments in any one day, so I was looking for something in a Weekly format rather than Day format. However, I like the constant reminders about things I need to do today or this week.
It would also be nice to have everything in one Filofax rather than two. At the moment my A5 deals with future events and the personal acts as a journal for past events. I like the idea of keeping the future and past separately, often my plans do change, so what I planned and what happened might be different.
So after a bit of thought I came up with this idea; a Week on Two pages, but in A5 for past events. I chose this layout because of the equal spacing for each day and also the English only format.
And for my future planning, appointments, to do lists and reminders. I'm going to use a Week on Two pages, but from the Time Management Filofax range, it looks like this:
At first I wasn't sure about this layout, but then looking at what I've been entering in my page per day in the last 6 months or so, I think this weekly layout will work quite well for me. It will allow me to prioritise to-dos and tasks better put in reminders for birthdays. I will most probably use the Phone, Write, Fax, Email area for Blog posts as well.
Both inserts are in A5 size so they will both go in to one A5 Malden and I will use two today markers to bookmark the current weeks in each diary.
For the rest of my set up for 2012 I have quite a choice, I could go Pocket with a simple week per page diary and also use this as my wallet. Or stick to my current set up of Personal with a Pocket as just a notebook/wallet.
Endless possibilities I know, but I have the organisers and the inserts for what ever I decide to do for my portable set up. I realise that there will be the need to synchronise my diaries between the A5 and the portable set up, but I do that now so no extra work really.
So do any of you use two diaries in the one organiser like I'm planning to do in my A5?
I almost can't wait until 1 Jan 2012 to get started using this new set up...!