It’s a Q&A ep!
1- Question on the accessory notebook – what do you do when it is full, especially with your rituals or lists started but to be continued? Do you just copy everything into a new one? I am using the Evernote app for things similar to what you use your notebook for, precisely for that reason that it is simpler to reorganize things compared to a paper version which would get full.
Answer highlights: There are a few things for me to copy, but actually not that many! In fact my slim hobonichi notebook usually lasts an entire year with the Hobonichi system. It depends on what you decide to keep in there.
Evernote or Apple Notes or just a catchall notebook can be a great solution to control the overflow, depending on what your needs are.
2- I would love to hear more on planning workout sand meals. Where do you get your inspiration and how do you stay motivated to stay on track with your exercise?
Answer highlights: Well, if I knew a universal solution to this question I’ve be retired on an island somewhere, right? Everyone is different, but for me planning helps a lot. Morning workouts are the answer for me as well 90% of the time.
I both plan AND track these things. I consider them foundation habits so it’s worth the (small) effort to keep up with.
3- If you have a special project that you want to track in your planner, how do you earmark it so it doesn’t get lost? Or do you not keep this type of thing in your planner? For example, I am trying to put together my thoughts around items to sell (record of research for price, did i take a picture of it, have i written the listing, etc), kids things to hand down, donate. We have a small house, so I can’t physically separate these items yet before they go out the door, and putting this all together in the planner makes me feel like I am still making progress. However, it is mixed in with my daily/weekly pages currently, so it’s a lot of flipping.I welcome your thoughts!
Answer highlights: If a project is more easily tracked digitally (and the one you mention sounds like it would be) — then I say go digital! Your project sounds like it would be best suited for something like a notes app (I mention Apple Notes, Evernote, Google Keep, One Note) OR even just a big ol’ Excel spreadsheet.
My planner’s role might be to list the goal in my monthly goals section or perhaps to have a motivating “tracker” page to keep me aware of progress.
4- What are strategies for tracking small tasks related to a calendarevent? Or for tracking “things to bring” to an event?
* bring checkbook to meeting with contractor
* kid brings something green to Zoom class on Friday
Generally, I keep all events in Google Calendar (actually in 4 separate Google calendars: personal, work, kid1, kid2), personal tasksin Todoist, and use an Inkwell Press daily page to focus the day’sevents and tasks. I typically fill out the IWP daily each morningafter looking at gCal and Todoist.
These small tasks often don’t feel big enough to make a task in Todoist, and it clutters up the calendar to put reminders in the title. Sometimes I put the tasks in Todoist, sometimes in thecalendar, and sometimes I just remember. What are other strategies?
If you’re using google calendar – any reason not to put it in the “notes” section? Example:
If that doesn’t work for you, my initial idea was to write it ahead on your daily page (that’s what I sometimes do) BUT the question writer said that she did not like to write on the dailies until that day (which I get). There is something to be said for starting the day with a pristine blank page.
So my other low tech solution is a sticky note on the daily page! Bam. All of the info without the written commitment. I’m interested as to others’ ideas, too!
3 years into podcasting, and it’s Annabel’s first time on the mic! She shares thoughts about her first Hobonichi ordering & unboxing experience as well as a description of her chosen cover. She may be back to review other kids’ products . . . stay tuned 🙂