For the love of paper planning
I'm packing to go to university, and I'm only taking two binders with me: My A5 VDS Custom and my A5 Brown Kendal. However, I'm taking about 500 sheets of A5 lined paper, dissected from various notebooks and punched, as my Kendal Filofax will be where I take notes, plan and write essays, and do my other assignments. Over the years I've learned many things about my planner and binder usage, and one of those is that I don't need pre-printed sheets; I can turn my lined paper into anything I need it to be! I just wonder how long it will last- I may need to restock at Christmas!
This is interesting. Here, university only starts in October and I am wondering whether it would be sufficient just to use A5 size rather than A4. Depends on the amount of required writing of course. I trust A5 could be okay, when most of the taught stuff will be online for download. We'll see, I trust :-)
Kate, no A6?
My everyday planner, a Fauxdori, is A6 size :)
I'm likewise able to run both Personal and A5 systems on lined and plain paper, with the exception of diary inserts. I put this down almost entirely to being on a GTD system. This means that I can use Conqueror A5 from the local stationery store as opposed to toilet paper grade Filofax paper. One of my doary options is also home printed onto the same paper......result.
Have you moved from personal to A5?
Sorry if I am a bit behind the times, but have filofax stopped making their time management inserts now?
It would appear so. although they've been doing a great job of hiding them from view on the website for three or four years, presumably to make sure sales stay low enough to justifying withdrawing them.Cynical? Moi?
I'll talk to my local stationery store and see what light they can shed. They have an excellently stocked FF section and had the TM inserts for 2015
I will most likely rely on lined paper again for my 2016 insert. I drew my 2015 Wo2P format on lined paper. I experimented with designing a Wo3P for a few months only to know after a very short time that I disliked the increase in pages and the unequal space for the days. I will draw my Wo2P one month at a time in case I create a computer version. I do not keep the whole year of pages in my binder because of the small rings, and I input future dates in technology.
Could you tell me the difference between the Finsbury and the Malden. I'm pretty new at this and living in the US, I can't even go to a shop and see one. Only on line. Thank you :)
I've been fiddling with a bullet journal type entry system this past month, but have hit a road block as for future planning. I've tried using "@ + date" but found myself flipping through all the pages looking for any future stuff. Very time consuming. Next, I tried using sticky notes and flags. Not a fan of all that rewriting. Anyone in Philofaxy-land have ideas. Your help is much appreciated.
Carla, have you visited the Bullet Journal website recently? The video is updated and has addressed the issue of future planning. I may try bullet journaling myself now.
I heard a podcast awhile back where Ryder Carroll (the creator of the Bullet Journal) said he never intended it as a planner, but as a capture device. He himself uses Google Calendar. People have used various methods to adapt their Bullet Journal to accommodate planning. I use a separate planner because I got tired of drawing weekly layouts, and they took up too many pages in my notebook.
Veronica and Laurie, thank you for the information.