19 October 2021

Free For All Tuesday - No. 559

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  1. Apologies, I'm 24 hours late...
    Background: I started sng a Day Timer in 1993 ish, progressed to Franklin Covey as my then employer provided all employees with one, bough a couple of nice binders; and then slowly migrated to digital during the 90s and 2000s. Every now and again I resurrect one of my old binder systems (the very first day Timer and an A4 Finsbury that's still going strong) and try to use them, but they never seem to work, so I stop using them. Digital has one big advantage for me, though I've not yet found the poerfect app, and that is task scheduling. My early palm pilot had a plug in that was brilliant. You enetered a list of taskes, set priorities, and anticipated duration and it would set them up in your schedule / calendar automoatically. This is how I work today, but manually enter tasks as calendar entries. Anyhow, I digress....I'm after some recommendations for some pre-made GTD sheets and dividers for an A5 Malden that I have just acquired, primarily as a notebook (which I capture and save electronically into Note using MS Lens on my phone), but I want to try to use a paper system alongside my laptop and phone if I can. Welcome thoughts, experiences, pitfalls, recommendations etc etc. TIA, Steve.

  2. I use digital for appointments and meetings, because of the automatic reminder 15 minutes before it's due to launch. But for planning out my day, everything's on paper. I keep the monthly schedule digitally, and then each week I have an undated Monday through Friday that I made myself for an A5 Malden, that's appointments on the left hand page and blank lined paper on the right. On Monday morning, I copy everything in my digital calendar onto paper. As I go through the week, I mostly use the bullet journal system for my tasks and to-do's. I tried scheduling tasks digitally for a while, and it was a joke. It's just too fussy to track all my to-do's digitally. I spend enough of my day looking at a screen, I don't need to look at it even more for something that works much better on paper. For me, this current system is a good balance of digital and paper, where I feel like I'm getting the best of both.