There is a reason that traditional planner producers, like Franklin Covey, produce certain planner page layouts.
Traditional planner page layouts work.
But this week, I'm using my day-on-two-pages Franklin Covey layouts (note that mine are compact but I can only find classic-sized now) in a very traditional way as daily planning pages. My week is very busy and daily plans just make sense.
Notice that I am still using the planner pages in new ways.
1. I use circles instead of squares because they are quicker to draw.
TIP: Use squares under a task that has two or more distinctive steps. For example:
O Gift for Sean
 Buy gift
 Wrap gift
 Bring gift to party
2. Instead of priority order (since all tasks in this list are priority tasks), use context codes.
3. Underline due dates.
4. Circle a task that needs to be recopied to another day once completed.
1. Add only the minute portion of time, like :30.
2. Plan travel time.
3. Write time-sensitive but unscheduled appointments (like getting blood work done sometime in the morning) on a diagonal, to show that you should do it then, but don't have a specific appointment.
*Create Overflow Tasks -
I don't know about you, but I need to see the other tasks that need to be done this week. The yellow hot list on the page marker helps me move these from daily page to daily page.
Whatever layout you use, customize it FOR YOU.
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