As you can imagine someone with a similar question is going to struggle to find the relevant comment several weeks or months later.
So I thought this message from Paul was suitable for a post in its own right.
I’m Paul from Sydney & have been a Filofax user on and off for decades.
For the past year, I have been using my Personal size with Filofax One Day on Two Pages Calendar, in which the right hand page is a ToDo list.
I keep a MasterList in which I dump everything from my head onto, and then pick tasks from the list & write them on the RH side pages under “Priorities”.
This has served me well during this time and is not overwhelming to look at. I have now found myself in a position to care for a family member at their home and I live at my home with my family.
With this comes extra pressure, responsibilities and tasks and I feel that my current system will not handle it all for the following reasons. I have these areas in my life that need tracking:
- Work (I work for myself),
- the person I am caring for (chores inside & outside the house, grocery shopping, chemist, online medical purchases, house bills, etc),
- my personal life (chores similar to those in the last brackets),
- my partner,
- friends, etc.
How do I keep track of it all in a paper based system so I can easily see what priorities need doing? I tried the following GTD system but it is so labour intensive:
- eg. Christmas PRJ_XMS001 (just a code made up to identify this project)
1. Buy Cards @Shops (showing that Task #1 is on the @Shops context page)
- @Shops (context page)
Buy cards PRJ_XMS001/1 (Referencing back to the Christmas project/ Task#1)
As you can see, this is far too time consuming, so I feel like going back to OmniFocus which will handle it, but I don’t want a computerised system as I am trying to get away from technology
- Back in the 1980s how did professionals using the Filofax system keep track of multiple projects?
- Does anyone here have or know of a system that is Not labour intensive?
- Will the book “ ‘A’ Time” or “Start Time Forward” by James Noon answer this?
Is this at all possible on paper?
Hope the help that I receive will help others as well.
So people can we help Paul, pop your suggestions in to the comments below and even if you only know of part solutions I'm sure they will be helpful.