Screen Time Comments – thank you for your comments on last week’s episode!
Q1: Seeking templates to create a planner, or a planner with schedule on one side / notes on the other
I don’t have specific templates or software to recommend (though I am 100% sure they are out there!) but there are also lots of established customizable planners out there that may be a middle ground that will allow you to create a book that has what you need. Ideas:
1) Agendio – the MOST flexible. Tons of options!
2) Personal Planner – Swedish company but they ship everywhere
3) Plum Paper – lots of people love them! I like their designs but find the paper slippery for me
4) Golden Coil – love their paper, similar to Erin Condren paper but with much more customizability.
Q2: Listener note that the audience is mostly female + that the planning process can be more valuable than the plans themselves. Yep! I discuss planning vs productivity here. (To me, 99% of productivity is linked to having a robust planning / calendaring / task management system.)
Q3: Listener asks what I would put in a planner if I were creating one. WHAT A FUN QUESTION!!!!
Gridlines (light and unobtrusive)
Spiral and lay flat opinions
Functional monthly layout
Some kind of annual/habits view
Decent # blank pages
Some kind of optional accompanying daily booklet (change every quintile, perhaps?)
Q4: Update on current favorite podcasts
Running Podcasts: Run Free Podcast, Nobody Asked Us with Kara Goucher + Des Linden, Ali on the Run, Fuel for the Sole with Meagan Featherstun, Another Mother Runner
Life Podcasts: Laura Tremaine 10 Things to Tell You (back from yearlong break!), The Mom Hour, Girl Next Door Podcast
Planners: Planners & Wine, The Stationery Cafe
Finances Etc: Freakonomics, Planet Money, No Stupid Questions
Organizing Etc: Cal Newport’s Deep Questions, Happier, The Productivity Show (previously Asian Efficiency), Edit Your Life, Organize 365, Jenny Blake – It’s Free Time, Tim Ferriss (sometimes!)
Books + Music: NPR All Songs Considered, What Should I read Next
Health: The Drive with Peter Attia
I did not include links here since everyone uses different players anyway! If you have trouble finding one, let me know!
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