I haven’t used a Filofax for daily planning since late 2016. But now I’m back and loving it!!
My set up is pretty simple. I’ve put in a week on two pages calendar. Some project list note paper and lots of lined paper. For the monthly spread, I just wrote in dates and the day. My daughter helped me write them up so they’re a bit crooked and it makes me smile every time I look at it.
Why I’m back in a Filofax Personal
- I got my Filofax Personal Osterly back from storage. It’s really such a beautiful Filofax and my favorite. The pockets are tight and there’s no space to slip in a pad but I love the stiff cover. The sheen and plum color is simply lovely.
- I’m on the go a lot so I need my reference information, task lists and agenda with me at all times. A Personal Filofax is the perfect size.
- The multiple sections handle my multiple project and multiple clients well.
- For meetings and longer notes, I’m using my pad folio. I don’t need to write a lot of notes in the Filofax which is good. I find it difficult to take meeting notes in it.
- Now that I am juggling a few things – consulting, blogging, freelancing and personal, the sections in a Filofax are good fit.
- I don’t mind a smaller space for the calendar because driving to & from meetings means fewer meetings.
For the past two years, I used a Hobonichi Techo Cousin mostly because I spent most of my time in an office and needed a planner that could handle my tasks and a lot of notes. The Techo Cousin is perfect for that.
This year however, has a been a year of planning turmoil. I used 7 planners in 8 months and didn’t really find a lot of comfort. I’m finally happy now.
I’ve always believed that the type of planner you use is largely dictated by your lifestyle. This year definitely re-affirmed this belief.