First Up: Planner Peace
This one comes from Cindy:
Like the person who sent in her set up, I too use the MakseLife 1 year (vertical layout) planner along with a separate quarterly daily planner.
Writing things in the daily with the Monthly/Weekly spread in front of me feels more comfortable to me, instead of having to flip back and forth (as in the Hobonichi, which I used last year).
An added bonus, the flexibility to move onto a new daily planner or keep the same one.
I used the Full Focus last quarter – I really liked the concept but don’t think I made as much use as I could have with the Weekly Review. The rolling quarters portion was helpful but frustrating because one needs to copy it once the planner runs out. I use it to record work-related things (e.g., lectures given, etc) that I might want to transfer to my CV or to keep track of required training hours (e.g., DEI). So I created my version at the end of the MakseLife 1 year planner.
I am currently using an older version of the Passion Planner daily. A draw for both of these planners is the 2-page daily spread. Next up is the MakseLife daily (which only has 1 page per day). Considering Cal Newports Time Block planner after that.Cindy, physician & parent
Love this and totally agree with a separate weekly vs daily planner for the reasons listed above. Also, will be curious to see what Cal’s TBP 2.0 will look like!
Planning Your Summer
I had a lot of fun brainstorming the notes for this episode. Each quintile really has its own flavor, and summer to me = more relaxation, more social time, more travel, and more fun.
Some ideas for you to ponder as you think about your 3rd Quintile (or however you like to define your Summer Months!):
- When will you plan?
- Summer things to consider: summer reading, summer wardrobe (yourself + kids if applicable!), childcare & summer schedule, social outings, 1:1 parent days
- Travel & events that are especially fun in the summer – outdoor restaurants, festivals, 4th of July for our US listeners
- Weather-aligned fitness goals
- Changes in work habits, or special summer projects
- Summer planning styles!
In the episode, I also review some of my own summer goals & plans. Lots of fun to think about!
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