When I open my planner, I expect to see, at a quick glance, exactly what is on the day's agenda. Wouldn't having all the relevant information for the day on one page be a blessing?
Using a combination of my task list, monthly plan, and weekly plan, I can see everything that is coming up, but it requires glancing at the information on three different pages! That's a lot for my busy mind to absorb at once.
Some people solve this by using fold-out months, short vertical weeks on the left edge of the page, and daily plans on the right. But I use my planner on the go too much to justify folding out a calendar, which makes it difficult to write well.
To cope with this problem, I've been using a daily docket. It works well, but requires copying all appointments and all planned tasks to the daily page. It's worth the time investment, but I would like to spend less time merely copying.
I designed a compromise, using my Quo Vadis daily planning pages (though a blank sheet of paper would work just as well) and my sticky note task list. I place the daily docket next to the weekly layout.
I still have to recopy my schedule to the top of the daily docket (something I want to do, as it makes me think about my upcoming day).
Otherwise, all I have to do is move the task list sticky note to the center of the daily page.
Now I can see appointments, weekly tasks assigned to Monday (over the arrow in the picture above), and other tasks that I might do (on the grey sticky note), all at one quick glance.
Since I didn't have to copy all the tasks over and over, it took seconds to set up.