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Moleskine Pocket Weekly Planner layout - How to make the best use of it?
alxwz | Apr 20 2007
Some weeks ago I decided to jump on the "back to paper" bandwagon, and bought one of the last Moleskine 2007 Pocket Weekly Planners I could find. The layout has the week on the left pages with one lined page for notes on the right hand side next to each week. I like the week-at-a-glance layout and never felt I needed a two-page spread for one week in my calendar, so this seemed perfect.
I came up with a really convoluted setup to use the planner for GTD (with some Covey-type prioritization thrown in) which tried to optimize the use of that cramped space.
The general idea was to put appontments, deadlines and recurring tasks into a two-column-layout in the calendar on the left pages while putting a next actions list (with markup for contexts) and a separate errands list, both running from the top to the bottom, in another two-column layout on the right hand pages. From the bottom up I intended to write footnotes for the calendar items and a separate "Waiting for" list. "Someday/Maybe" items should go on the separate notes pages in the back.
However, when I tried to put in the first weeks and the action lists, I realized that it's probably way too small for what I wanted. It might work if you don't have many appointments and, more importantly, not too many action items.
So I'm back to the drawing board.
It looks like I'll need an additional tool like a hPDA, and the combination has been discussed in this thread: http://board.43folders.com/showthread.php?t=307
But I still don't know what to use the notes pages in the Moleskine itself (for each week and in the back) for. They'll probably still be too small for meeting notes and wasted if I only put some random phone number in there every once in a while.
Does anyone here use such a planner (or something similar in layout and size) and have any recommendations?
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