All the bookstores are cramped with calendars at the moment. Is it me or do you also get the feeling that calendars come out earlier and earlier every year?
Usually, I wouldn’t be thinking about calendars yet for another half year—until mine is used up and they are mostly sold out ;-).
However, I’m currently in the midst of improving my time and self management with a vengeance. And calendars play a vital role in good time management.
In my quest to a more organized and relaxed life, I’ve come to a point where I have to ditch my beloved tiny pocket calendar and instead go for something I can do my weekly planning in while commuting.
I’ve found that daily planning does not work for me. If I schedule a particular activity for a certain day, very likely I won’t do it. If I schedule activities for a week, on the other hand, I can very well motivate myself to do things from the list if I have time.
I looked in several shops and did long searches on the internet. As usual, it was exceedingly difficult to find a particular thing on the net if you don’t know precisely how it is called.
The closest thing I found to what I wanted was a so-called “weekly notebook” or “Wochennotizkalender” for my German readers. It has a double page for each week: the weekdays are on the left to note down appointments and there is an entire page for week notes on the right.
I really liked some of the ones I saw, but with all the categories I had that I wanted to take notes for, I could be sure that only one A6 page for notes was just not enough space.
After a while I realized that what I wanted didn’t exist and that I’d have to go and make it myself. Continue reading