31 October 2022

The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 131 - Wearables


Wearables 

We have worn wrist watches for many years, in the last 10 years these have been replaced by activity watches and more recently smart watches connected to our smart phones. What do these offer to person that plans in a paper planner? Do they deserve a place in our lives? 

Or are they something we should avoid and just use a normal conventional wrist watch. 

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Show Notes (timings approximate)
00:00 - Introductions.
03:00 - What is available.
03:30 - Watches.
05:00 - The Good Bad and Ugly of Smart Watches.
07:00 - Health Tracking.
11:00 - Notes and reminders on the move.
12:30 - What makes and models we use. 
15:00 - Payments
16:00 - Articles - see links below.
19:00 - Becoming a slave to your digital device.
21:00 - Do Not Disturb.
23:00 - Can you give up your phone? 
25:00 - Predictive Text.
26:00 - Consuming audio content using your watch!
31 :00 - C.L.A.S.S - Comment, Like, And, Subscribe and Share.


Links
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A direct download is also available here: Episode131.mp3








Presenters - Steve Morton & Karine Tovmassian
Editing and production - Steve Morton

Our Websites:
Karine: PlannerologyThroat Punch Resumes, IG: Karine Tovmassian TheAyurvedic108
Steve: Philofaxy, Travellers Notebook Times,  IG: Mr PhilofaxySteve Morton Book: File of Facts


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Previous Episodes:

2022
130 - Wearable smart watches and activity trackers. 
129 - Self-Care, Meditation and Morning Routines
128 - Guest Interview - Lisa Lewis - Procrastination Part 2
127 - Guest Interview - Lisa Lewis - Procrastination Part 1
126 - Planner Fail?
125 - Vintage
124 - The Duelling Debate of Paper vs. Digital
123 - Choosing a planner
122 - How to Get Motivated When There is No Motivation

2021
121 - Tips To Feel Healthier At Home
120 - Analogue Tools in our Digital World
119 - Real Life vs Planner Life?
118 - Guest Interview - Jena Peebles - The Pixel Artist and Her Planner
117 - Habits
116 - How To Turn Any Planner Into A Franklin Covey System Planner
115 - Developing Values for Advance Planning
114 - Habit Tracking
113 - Update and Tasks (short episode)
112 - Turning any planner in to a productivity planner
111 - The Pocket Planner - The most underrated size?
110 - Your Life All in One Place
109 - Project Planning: From Start to Finish
108 - How to Plan for 2021 despite 2020

2020
107 - Questions and Answers Session for Steve and Karine.
106 - Practical ways to get yourself out of a funk while using your planner.
105 - Time Management for those that are being managed by time.
104 - Planning for a medical emergency.
103 - Trust the process.
102 - The Return.
101 - The Mighty Little Checklist: The Unsung Hero of Success
100 - What do we use every day?
99 - Some Day May Be
98 - Transform Your Productivity
97 - Getting out of Stuck

2019

96 - Minimalist Planning.
95 - How to take your planning to the next level.
94 - Mission and Vision Statements
93 - How to plan your year in advance
92 - Workflows
91 - How to plan in a week that is already a busy one.
90 - Avoiding mistakes in planning
89 - Refocus
88 - When Your Plans or Goals Don't Work Out
87 - Decluttering Your Life - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
86 - Accessories for your Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
85 - Journaling -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
84 - Workflows - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

2018

83 - Routines - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
82 - Productivity 201 - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
81 - Planner Sizes - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
80 - Do you have too many planners? - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
79 - Improving Your Planning Productivity - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
78 - Ten reasons why you have stopped planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
77 - Letting Your Planner Take The Strain - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
76 - The Franken Flex - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
75 - Decluttering - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
74 - Engagement - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
73 - Reflection and Review - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
72 - Organisation - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
71 - Clarification - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
70 - Capture - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
69 - How to do nothing - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
68 - Changes - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
67 - Tones versus Pulses - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

2017

66 - Planning and Execution - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
65 - The Power of Habit - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
64 - Planning for the end of the year - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
63 - Planning For Unexpected Life Events - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
62 - Staying in two sizes of planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
61 - Staying in one size of planner. - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
60 - Functional Planning - Macro and Micro Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
59 - PlannerCon Europe - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
58 - Speeding up by slowing down - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
57 - To Do Lists and Diary Pages -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
56 - Hints and Tips on making planner videos - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
55 - Keeping up to date - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
54 - Interview with Jennifer Powell at PlannerCon - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
53 - Conferences and Meet Ups - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
52 - The Magic of Contextualising Your Life - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
51 - Guest Interview - Rose Orchard - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
50 - Organising your significant other - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
49 - Creating the ultimate planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
48 - Getting past New Years resolutions - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
47 - How to understand being a planner newbie - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
46 - Buying and Selling 101 - A5 docx pdf Personal docx pdf
45 - A5 or A6 - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
44 - End of Year - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

2016 

43 - Digital Planning vs Analogue Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
42 - Planning vs Organising - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
41 - Short and Long Term Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
40 - Good and Bad Planner Habits - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
39 - Tackling Planner Size Change - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
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

 

29 October 2022

Web Finds - Saturday 29 October 2022

So now it is time to enjoy a few blog posts from around the internet,  so grab a drink and make yourself comfortable for our weekly round-up.

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - Saturday 22 October 2022
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Tell Us About....1
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 612
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 26 October 2022
  6. Van der Spek Announce New Leather Colours For Their 'Touch-Me' Range
  7. Free For All Friday - No. 729 by Steve
Here are the latest Filofax and other brand blog posts from around the Internet. Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts you enjoyed reading, all bloggers enjoy getting comments.
  1. Green pocket-sized Filofax Tejus - This Bug's Life
  2. Episode #178: GTD Live – pt 16 - Getting Things Done
  3. Fostering Creativity - Looking through a frosty window…
  4. Accomplishing Group Goals - FranklinPlanner Talk
  5. PrĂ©parer Halloween avec un Bullet Journal - Quo Vadis
  6. Fountain-pen-starter-guide - Milligram - All
  7. The Franklin Five: November 2022 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  8. Link Love: Notebooks and Life Changes - The Well-Appointed Desk
  9. Web Finds – 26 October 2022 - Travellers Notebook Times
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  • Please leave a comment on any of the blogs you enjoyed reading and mention that you saw their post mentioned on Philofaxy. Thank you
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28 October 2022

Free For All Friday - No. 729 by Steve

When we first moved to live in France in 2010 we didn't see many people using Smart Phones. Most people still used the older Nokia type 'Feature Phones' Or 'Candy Bar' type phones. 

Within about five years, the Smart Phone started to become common sight, seeing someone without a Smart Phone is now a rare sight! Such is progress I guess. 

Business people though still seem to like using larger planners and notebooks when on appointments or meeting clients. It isn't unusual to see an A4 or A5 notebook or planner. 

At the start of my French class the other week, I thought I saw a Filofax organiser on the desk in front of another pupil on the far side of the room. I was just retrieving one of my Philofaxy business cards from my wallet when the pupil un-clipped the clasp only to reveal a Smart Phone!! Drat!! It was a case that looked like a Filofax from the distance I was across the room.... Oh well never mind!

Have you seen any other Filofax users 'in the wild' recently? 

Of course it is Friday so please feel free to discuss anything Filofax related. Have a good weekend. 
 

27 October 2022

Van der Spek Announce New Leather Colours For Their 'Touch-Me' Range

Van der Spek recently announced some new stock colours for their Touch Me Range. In addition to Noir (Black) they put a choice of colours to a vote and the three colours below were the ones chosen.


Van der Spek are very excited to let you know the New Touch Me Collection Colours that you chose:

  • TM Alezan | Sandy Fawn Beige-Brown
  • TM Thuya | Deep Forest Green
  • TM Rhapsody | Dusty Purple

The TM Collection in these New Colours will be available on their webshop at the end of April 2023.

Please note that TM Standard Wide will only be available in TM Alezan.

You can sign up to receive a Launch Notification when we know the exact launch date, and you will be the first to be able to purchase these items before they will become available to the general public.

How to sign up?

· Go to the Touch Me Planner of your choice

https://vdsshop.com/shop/c/touch-me/cid:217/

· Select the new Touch Me Colour that you are interested in and fill in your email-address underneath that colour.

The 3 New TM colours will also be available as stock leathers for our Custom-Made Collection:

TM Thuya is already available right now

TM Alezan will be available from today on

TM Rhapsody will be available from December 1 on

The current TM Parme, TM Perle, and TM Poussiere will still be available in the TM Collection in the coming time. They will also still be available for all Custom-Made items.

In addition Van der Spek decided to offer a different 'brown' to the established 'Tabac' TM leather.

Again another vote took place on Facebook and Instagram for a new shade of 'Brown' to replace Tabac. 


And the winning colour is... TM MOKA!

The TM Collection in TM Moka will be available on their webshop at the end of June.

You can sign up to receive a Launch Notification when we know the exact launch date, and you will be the first to be able to purchase these items before they will become available to the general public.

 How to sign up?

· Go to the Touch Me Planner of your choice

https://vdsshop.com/shop/c/touch-me/cid:217/

· Select the colour TM Moka and fill in your email-address underneath that colour.

From today on TM Moka is also be available as a stock leather for our Custom-Made Collection.

TM Tabac will still be available in the TM Collection in the coming time.

It will also still be available for all Custom-Made items.

Thank you to Van der Spek for sharing this news with us. 

Which colour do you like? I quite like Moka and Thuya. 


26 October 2022

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 26 October 2022

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of videos from around the internet.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Plan with me: Unboxing New to Me Moterm Planner - StephenieSays
  2. See How I Make My Own Planning Task Cards! - BuySellPlan
  3. Personal/Pocket Rings Update - Monique Smith
  4. October flip through | Van der Spek | A6 rings - Plan With Tiffanita
  5. 6 Habits To Change Your Life: "I Challenge You to 30 Days!" - StephenieSays 
  6. Louis Vuitton MM Ring Agenda: Current Planner System Oct 2022 - dr_alvaplans
  7. Why I print my A5 slim daily pages on half letter paper - The Unplanned Life
  8. Mid Week Plan With Me! #PlanWithMe #buysellplan #functionalplanning - BuySellPlan
  9. Planner Friends: 8 Signs that you have High Functioning Anxiety. - StephenieSays
  10. My updated family section in my personal ring planner - Tiffany’s Plans
  11. Weekly PWM (and an announcement!) - GanchiPlans
  12. My 2022 Planner Setup - Brandy Michelle Plans
  13. Franklin Classic Plan With Me || October 24 - 30th, 2022 || Golden Aspen Binder - Sandra Dahl
  14. Mulberry Agenda Unboxing: First Impressions & Future Plans - dr_alvaplans
  15. October 24th Plan With Me In My Black Franklin Cover Compact Anna! - BuySellPlan
  16. GUESS WHAT?! Planner peace is BACK! - Samantha Gibson- Choose_Your_Planning
  17. Filofax Graphic Zip Personal - Review - Graham Rhind
  18. PLAN WITH ME | Week of October 24 - 30, 2022 | Personal Rings #planwithme - Tiffany’s Plans
  19. Pocket Size Planning Rant #pocketrings - Moniki Lyfe
  20. Personal rings Filofax planner flip through - mrs Planahead
  21. Filofax Saffiano pocket flip - S.E.R plans
  22. Filofax Malden Personal Size Planner Chat - The paper and pen girl
  23. FiloFax Pink/Rose - Yudith Alvarez
  24. How I Setup And Use My Vintage Filofax Personal Planner, Winchester - minimini diarist
  25. Moterm pocket rings | Flip through - Chas_plans
  26. November Personal Planner Setup|Olive Pebbled Moterm - Stephanie's Homestyle
  27. "oh I could never use a pocket planner" - GanchiPlans
  28. Your YouTube video could appear here. If you have a YT channel that features Filofax organisers or similar, please let us know.
  • Please leave a comment on any of the videos you enjoyed and mention you saw a link on Philofaxy. 
  • For tips on how to improve your videos, please see this post.  Also this video too Webfinds 
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Enjoy




25 October 2022

Free For All Tuesday - No. 612

So what questions or discussion points have you got for us today?

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a more experienced user of organisers, we want to hear your thoughts, questions, opinions etc.

We are here to answer your questions.

Make today the one day you post a comment or a question.

It is Tuesday after all so fire away with any questions and comments.

24 October 2022

Tell Us About....1

I have bought several organisers via Adspot here on Philofaxy that were very sensibly or reasonably priced that turned out to be absolutely like new.

It's always great to be surprised when you open a package and the item is even better than you thought it would be.

Sometimes they are models I've never seen before, sometimes only pictures of them in the catalogues.

So what is the cheapest organiser you have ever bought? But it was one that was not a disappointment, in fact you were pleasantly surprised by it?

Answers please in the comments.

22 October 2022

Web Finds - Saturday 22 October 2022

So now it is time to enjoy a few blog posts from around the internet,  so grab a drink and make yourself comfortable for our weekly round-up.

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - Saturday 15 October 2022
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. 'I'm not going to let that happen again.......'
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 611
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 19 October 2022
  6. Note taking in your Filofax
  7. Free for All Friday No. 728 by Nan
Here are the latest Filofax and other brand blog posts from around the Internet. Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts you enjoyed reading, all bloggers enjoy getting comments.
  1. NEW Touch Me Collection Colours TM Alezan, Thuya, Rhapsody - Blog Vdsshop
  2. Pocket size is a success! - This Bug's Life
  3. A Deep Dive into Discbound Planners - The Well-Appointed Desk
  4. Episode #177: David Allen talks with Sharad Mathur - Getting Things Done
  5. Free Printable 2023 Year at a Glance Planner Inserts - Wendaful Planning
  6. I’m a university student that is into fountain pens.  - reddit.com
  7. Gucci planner – my favourite design details - This Bug's Life
  8. The Advent of Productivity Calendar - Strange & Charmed
  9. Link Love: Pen Collective Charity Event - The Well-Appointed Desk
  10. Web Finds – 19 October 2022 - Travellers Notebook Times
  11. Your blog post could appear here. Please let us know if you have a blog that features ring bound organisers.
  • Please leave a comment on any of the blogs you enjoyed reading and mention that you saw their post mentioned on Philofaxy. Thank you
  • We monitor over 400 blogs and sites, your Filofax/Organiser blog posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • We can not guarantee people will read your posts, but we know there is a higher chance of people reading your posts and returning to read other posts if you make them interesting with pictures and good hints and tips. 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
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Enjoy




21 October 2022

Free for All Friday No. 728 by Nan

I recently watched an interesting documentary about time starring Zachary Quinto of Star Trek fame. The show explored the fact that time is flexible, not fixed, as shown by Einstein's theory of relativity. Furthermore, time is subjective: science has shown that our perception of time seems to slow down when we get a surge of adrenaline. That's why people say that they felt they were "going in slow motion" while experiencing a fall or accident. 

What does this have to do with organizers? Well, that's up to you! 

Do you feel that time passes more quickly if you use a weekly spread, where a year can fit on a hundred pages, or does time seem to drag on when you use a two-page-per-day layout where you devote more time each day to recording details? 

As always on Fridays, feel free to discuss any other organizer-inspired topics as well! 

20 October 2022

Note taking in your Filofax

Laurie dedicated her 'Free For All Friday' last week to note taking. 

Should you use a notebook or your planner or another organiser for this is up to you. There is no right and wrong at all. We all have different requirements. 

For me, I sometimes dedicate a notebook to a long term project and pick it up as and when I need to add some notes. But like everyone I will often end up with bits of paper with notes when I'm 'away' from my organiser/planner that need to be added to my planner. 

One example is when I go to my French class on a Monday, I don't take my A5 organiser with me to that class, I have a big A4 folder with class notes and other books etc. I have tended to use an A6 organiser with some simple lined paper in it for notes, I would then transfer the notes to my A5 when I got home. 

Laurie's post on Friday got me thinking about this a bit more, could I improve my note taking arrangements when I didn't have my A5 to hand? Was there a better size I could use instead of A6? 

Obviously I could use another A5, may be one with smaller rings with just some lined paper and a year planner for lesson dates. However, I wanted to consider other sizes as well. 

I decided to look at all of the common sizes to see what options there was. I thought this might benefit anyone else as well. 

Here is a table of my findings, explained in more detail below.



If you are using an A5 organiser, then as a satellite obviously another A5 will work, but so will Pocket and Mini, they both fit on to the rings without any re-punching or folding of the page. Personal will fit, but the bottom or top inside corner will need trimming or folding to clear the bottom or top ring. If you use Mini, you will be able to fit two Mini pages on to an A5! See this post for details. 

With Personal size as your main size,  Mini will fit the rings but with a small fold or trimming the inside corners to avoid the inner rings

If you are using A6 then again Pocket and Mini will fit without any adjustments being required. 

Or if you use a Pocket then Mini will fit this easily. 

Using larger pages in a smaller organiser sadly leads to having to re-punch and fold the pages, not ideal. I do use a normal A4 page in my A5, but not punched for A4, just plain A4 paper in landscape, punched for A5 and then folded in 'Z fold' to fit the A5 organiser, a slightly different solution though. 

Not included in the table is M2, these pages are similar in size to Mini, but landscape not portrait. They also only have 3 holes punched. M2 will fit A5 and A6 perfectly, one M2 on each set of rings in fact. M2 also fits on to Personal, except M2 is wider than Personal, you might be able to tolerate this for occasional notes. M2 will fit in to Pocket and Mini as well, but it will require to be folded to reduce the width. 

Additionally Deskfax has ring spacing perfectly set for using Personal size pages. 

My own preferred solution:

After putting together this post I dug out my 'stash' of pocket inserts to assemble a set-up to try this out. 

Judging by the old diary inserts that I've kept, I was actively using Pocket size for a number of years. I have quite a few pocket ring organisers, but in the end I settled on this unknown brand one to use. 

It has small 11mm pocket rings, which will be enough for some note paper and a year planner and a pen. It is made from a soft leather and as well as card pockets it does have a full width back pocket and a generous size leather pen loop. 

Pocket in A5 fits perfectly!

Pocket of unknown brand, there's no makers name on it anywhere!

Small rings but they are perfect for my application. 

I'm set to try out my new portable note-taking/note keeping organiser. I will let you know how it works out. 

Have you ever 'mixed' sizes in your Filofax before? What sizes have you used?