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Dala  ·  2206 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what do you make notes of?

My current setup is very basic, I use the index, future log, month calendar and then just use the rest of the book for logging. I use small pocket notebooks so each one lasts about a month and can fit into the back pocket of a pair of jeans or into any bag I take. I like the idea of some of the other things but tend not to use them as much. Although I really should do a habit tracker.

user-inactivated  ·  2206 days ago  ·  link  ·  

So your month calendar is in the front, which sets up the rest of your planner? Saved some of the images for later... Nice reference site.

Dala  ·  2206 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yep. Page 1 is my index, 2-3 is my future log, 4-5 is April 2018. After that it's all logging pages. it's helpful to throw a key somewhere when you're first starting out until you get used to the symbols and stuff. If you notice that you are writing down a lot of books you can make a dedicated book list page and note where it is in your index, or just make an entry for books on your index and then note the pages that deal with that subject. You can put your dedicated lists at the beginning or end of your notebook, or start them wherever and start a new one wherever needed. Since I use such a tiny book I typically don't make special lists. Also I use goodreads to track my reading anyway, I just note books in my journal when I hear something but can't access goodreads at that time.

The system is set so that you just use whatever space you need for each day and don't set daily pages out in advance, but that doesn't mean you can't if that suits you better, for example if you need to make more notes in advance for a day than just a few words, but then if you need more space than you have allowed for a day how will you work around that?

user-inactivated  ·  2204 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sick. Bookmarked some bullet journals for my next planner online. Thanks for sharing your setup. In your last question, best practice for me would be winging it day by day while checking the front of the book each morning to see if I'd need to plan for extra pages.