24 November 2016

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 39

Reader Question - Tackling Planner Size Change

Kelly wrote to us asking for us to discuss the following:
I was wondering if there might be an opportunity to do an episode about switching between planner sizes and doing so in a productive way. I know I'm guilty of switching between different sizes when my circumstances change.  
It would be great to share ideas and resources for making the transition. I have been thinking of ways that I might do it and thought the process has probably already been successfully by someone else and I am reinventing the wheel. 
So if there are resources and ideas that make it easier for myself and everyone else, I'd love to hear an episode about that. 
At the stage where I am at now, I am wondering if I should do something like have all my important information typed out in one central location like Microsoft Word where I can edit it from there and then copy and paste to the relevant planner size and print it out so I'm not having to hand write all the information every time I change planner size.
We thought it was a great topic to tackle. We hope you enjoy it too.

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

Show Notes (timings approximate)
00:00 - Introductions
01:30 - A frequent question and one that sometimes doesn't have a happy ending
02:00 - Not just size... but the type of planner
02:30 - Too many choices?
03:30 - Rewriting everything?
06:15 - Changes in circumstances
07:00 - Trends in size changes
09:00 - Is it the page size or the planner size that is influencing your need to change
12:00 - Where you use your planner will influence your size choice
13:30 - Using more than one planner, but there will be duplication
16:00 - Fold out pages
17:00 - Context of planning influencing your size choice
18:30 - Decide on size based on your planner requirements, the number of appointments/tasks
20:00 - Quo Vadis planners
23:00 - Colour code depending on the type task
24:00 - Looking at goals and achievements, recording things to measure achievement
27:00 - Using your journal to help you assess what your size your planner needs to be
28:00 - What is the normal, average number of tasks/appointments each day/week
30:00 - Decide what does work for you and what doesn't work

Episode 39 - Reader Question - Tackling Planner Size Change

A direct download is also available here: Episode39.mp3

Show notes: 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 - Karine Tovmassian and Steve Morton
Editing and production - Steve Morton

Our Websites:
Karine: Plannerology, Karine Tovmassian (IG)
Steve: Philofaxy, Travellers Notebook Times, Mr Philofaxy (IG)

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Previous Episodes:

38 - Self-Improvement or Personal Development - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
37 - What is productivity anyway - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
36 - The Planner Community - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
35 - Wellness Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
34 - Listeners Question - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
33 - Pens and other writing instruments - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
32 - Proper storage, care and shipping of planners, rings etc - A5 docx pdf Personal docx pdf
31 - Guest Interview - Louise Umeki - Plannercon 2017 - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
30 - Form Following Function -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
29 - Seasonal To Do Lists - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
28 - Making and keeping annual goals - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
27 - Organising the family - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
26 - Guest interview - Theresa Hall - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
25 - Guest interview - Ray Blake - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
24 - Defining the important things from the urgent things - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
23 - Guest interview with Rita Sedani - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
22 - Printing your own inserts - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
21 - How to derail your planning system by over thinking - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
20 - Digital devices/services and your analogue planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
19 - What To Keep In Your 'Others' Tab - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
18 - Zombie Apocalypse Preparation - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
17 - Managing Finances In Your Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
16 - Planning for those of us who actually can't live without planning, with guest co-host Carie Harling - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
15 - Automation NirvanaA5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
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 comment:

  1. Love this discussion. Wish there was a place to go to get exactly the answer I need. Good ideas presented. I have a journal part, a notes part, a calendar, a time tracker...and it takes more than 1 planner. I'm currently using a Gillio Medium, a Gillio Compagna A5, and a 8.5x11 loose piece of paper. Ready for the next try. Luckily, I like being creative! Thanks for sharing your insights.