I was asked recently in a comment how we, as a family, and I individually, handle everything we do. At least one part of that, for me, is planning. I’ve come to rely heavily on my planner. It’s my connection to my world, knowing what I have to do, what’s pending, when I have an appointment, etc. Without it, I would likely go mad. But sometimes with it, I still go mad. That’s why, ever since I built my DW a planner, I’ve been chewing on how I use mine and how I could customize it.
In the process, I’ve gotten hooked into the DIY*Planner site, hanging out there, bouncing around ideas, etc. It’s though the forums on DIYP that I developed the ‘vision’ to roll my own planner, just for me. I guess it follows suit since I roast my own coffee, my DW makes all our bread from freshly ground flour, and we both have a hand at homemade granola. So, why not a paper planner?
What I’ve been adapting is a Harvard Elite planner. I’ve read a portion of David Allen’s “Getting Things Done“, but not all of it. I read as far, and a bit beyond, what I found actually helpful. So, I’ve implemented a bit of that into my Harvard. I’ve not used everything in the Harvard, and have found myself wanting more flexibility with it. So, the idea was born: build your own and use circa/rollabind discs! So, after much pain and time, I’ve finally rolled it out. You can look here for more info. So, now I’m looking at printing, cutting and punching. Then, disc it all up, ready for next year.
Solo Deo Gloria,