Best Laid Plans The Podcast

Episode 193: April Q&A + Listener Tips: ADHD/Time-Blindness Tool, Repurposing Planners, 5-Year Journals, Life-Planning Workbooks + More!

April 9, 2024

Welcome to April’s Q&A/Tips episode!

I open with a brief recap of her family vacation (and getting back into life!) and then bring you April’s Q&A + Tips — heavy on the listener tips this time! Keep them coming!!


1) Quarters in the Southern Hemisphere – an Australian listener reports back!

2) Cool idea for repurposing an unused planner into a paper Second Brain/Collections Notebook/Master Planner

3) App rec for routine building for those with ADHD/time blindness: Brili

4) 5 Year Journal Recs

5) Convincing others to plan and work on routines in a household with multiple members that have ADHD

6) Listener feedback with ideas for planning an international move – use time horizon AND category and try a shared list platform!

7) Idea for life planning workbook for the listener in career transition: The Silk & Sonder Life Workbook

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  • Reply Stephanie Large April 9, 2024 at 1:15 pm

    As an alternative to a 5 year journal, I am in my 3rd year of writing in the 3 year Flecks if Gold journal, put out by Rachel Nielson, host of the 3 in 30 podcast. The idea is to focus on one fleck of gold from the day, one bright spot in the sometimes overwhelming rush of kid related stressors each day. I think it’s only available to buy near the end of the year because it starts in January, but you date the years yourself. I’ve really enjoyed being able to see what stages my kids were at 2 years ago.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger April 9, 2024 at 1:53 pm

      Love that tip! 3 in 30 is a great podcast!!

  • Reply Ria April 11, 2024 at 1:21 pm

    Would love to see Vanessa’s different collections, topics! Love the idea so much.

  • Reply redwoodsy April 12, 2024 at 12:16 am

    Yay! Loved hearing from my fellow Aussie on our quarters – living rural it’s bushfire & SNAKE season! Another quick tip – if you find a planner you like & it’s an expensive one, look out for sale time a couple of months into the year & buy a few! You can cross dates out & focus on the days of the week.

  • Reply Megha Chopra April 12, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Question – does the fact that the Hobonichi is in Japanese bother you? I wish there was an English version!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger April 12, 2024 at 11:36 am

      There is an English version! They started selling it a couple of years ago. It doesn’t come in the avec though (6m at a time). I actually prefer the Japanese as it feels like more of a blank canvas to me and it’s also what I’m used to.

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