Monday, 21 April 2014

To Do’s, Tasks and Projects

How do you compartmentalise the above items?  I’m a list maker (whether it is via electronic means or paper or both).  For me; 

Tasks are those daily items that ensure everyday life ticks along without issue.  Based loosely on Fly Lady tasks and personal tasks. 

To Do’s are a list of items I’d like to do within the next few days (ie have a short term completion date). 

Projects are longer term (possibly requiring multiple steps or stages)

How do I deal with these lists:-
Tasks are mentally stored (on a good day LOL!), are also recurring reminders on my IPhone and written within my Filofax.  Yes there is duplication sometimes but I’d rather have two copies than no copies.  Tasks are printed onto A6 or Filofax Pocket size sheets of paper and laminated.

To do’s are dealt with as Tasks.  In my Filofax they are written on the dashboard to the side of the Week on 2 pages view.  I just draw a line through any completed tasks and when I find the page is scrappy, I re-write. 

Projects are kept solely on my IPhone within the Trello app. 

How do you categorise your To Do’s, Tasks and Projects and where do you store them? 

As always, thanks for reading and if you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you below.

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Friday, 4 April 2014

A Filofax personal journal

For this week’s blog I’m going back to Filofax related matter.  I’ve been journaling for 18 months and it’s been on just basic A5 notepads.  I wanted to make my journaling experience more of a tactile, luxurious, event so decided to look into inserts and Filofaxes.

Whilst browsing Ebay (as you do!) I came across a Personal Portland as a bargain.  I wanted to try a vintage Filofax so I could understand the difference to the newer versions.  So here are the pictures:-

The leather is gorgeously smooth, soft and supple.  I generally find the Personal size paper too long and thin but as you will see from the photos, I bought the Franklin Covey Her Point of View daily inserts ( which are a touch wider and have beautiful hues of colour.  Although the line spacing is rather tight, I just write on every other line.

My only gripe is the right hand pen loop is just a little too narrow to keep my fountain pen.  I now keep this Filofax at my bedside so I can relax and journal just before bed.

As always, I welcome any questions or comments left below.  

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