08 June 2016

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 15

Automation Nirvana

If the way you lived your life today was captured and recorded for review by complete strangers to get an impression about who you are, would the things you do be a reflection of how you want your life reflected to others?

If not, then 'pay attention', as Steve Morton often quips. In episode 15, the gruesome twosome discuss the joys, yes, I repeat, the joys of routine development. Hold on to your dull-o-meters, because Automation Nirvana is on, like Donkey Kong.

If you have ideas for future episodes please send them to steve at philofaxy dot com

Show Notes (timings approximate)

00:00 - Introduction
02:00 - Processes
03:30 - Setting up processes
04:15 - Processes within your planner
06:30 - Contexts
07:30 - Daily routines
09:00 - Clutter
09:45 - Home planner
10:15 - Organising your life
13:00 - Collecting or using
13:45 - Automating processes around the home
15:00 - Grouping things together
16:00 - Gathering together your emergency bag
18:20 - Recording your planner collection
20:00 - Clutter when reviewing
22:00 - Clear Desk Policy
23:00 - Indexing your planner
24:30 - Home Inventory
28:00 - Tips of the week

Episode 15 - Automation Nirvana

A direct download is also available here: Episode15.mp3

Shownotes: A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

NB: A5 is in A4 format so it can be scaled to suit A5 or A6 size. Personal is for printing direct on Personal size paper.

Presenters - Steve Morton and Karine Tovmassian

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Previous Episodes:

14 - Work Life Balance and Your Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
13 - GTD Productivity And Using Your Paper Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
12 - Job Seeking and Keeping - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
11 - Planner Fail -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
10 - Planner Hacks - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
9 - Planner Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
8 - Choosing Inserts - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
7 - How do you carry your planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
6 - Planners on the go - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
5 - Why would you pay more than the price of a Filofax? - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
4 - Using Your Planner To Create Permanent Habit Changes - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
3 - Getting on with two or more planners - A5 docx pdf Personal docx pdf
2 - Where to start your planning journey and why - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
1 - What size and why....  - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf


  1. An inventory of everything I own might be a good idea, since, given my lazyness with lists, only those things would stay that are worth the effort to be listed. "Is it worth to be listed" might be a much easier question to answer than "does it spark joy".

  2. Some good ideas. I have partial inventories all over the place so I must really complete and consolidate them. The idea to time oneself doing recurring tasks is going to be beneficial for me as I always over- or underestimate the time I need to do something.