Assuming you use an electronic calendar for your meetings and other reminders, DON’T duplicate effort. Devices are searchable, but physical agendas are better for planning your month, week, and day.
- Set an alert with your phone on Sunday night to plan your week.
- Your big weekly To-Do list is a catch-all for fresh
ideas,or migrated tasks that you haven’t scheduled for a specific day.
- Set an alert for every morning or evening, and use it for journaling, reflecting, and preparing for the coming day.
- Weekdays in red type are statutory holidays in Canada or the USA. As more people subscribe from international locations, I may add more national holidays, but I don’t list or describe them. You’ll know yours.
- Weekends are as important as weekdays: plan and record your home and social projects and personal time. It’s important to see how you use it and with whom!
- “Today is: ” is where you write deadlines, birthdays, anniversaries, events
and,if there’s room, intentions.
- “Pencil it in!” Use pencil for rough plans. Add appointment times after ‘:’ in the time slots (9:45, 2:30, 5:15, 6:10… ). Use ink for everything that won’t or can’t be changed (such as items in the past!).
- Keep a micro-journal with the daily entries and take notes.
- Use the Chronicle to remember the details of your day. Mention new people you meet, events of the day, feelings, and specifics. Write in at least one thing every day!
- The Notes section on every page is appropriate for to-dos or anything you want. The little graphics are meant to delight
you,and serve as a memory key for where you recorded anything important.
- Use Habits for building habits during the week – don’t forget to record them! At the end of the month, review and calculate your efficacy in keeping them.
- Use the Monthly credit/accountability grid on the back cover to keep track of sporadic and scheduled events. Examples: a sporadic or daily activity at work; posting Stories and pictures to Instagram…
- If you have weeks where you don’t get your to-dos done, migrate them to the next week(s). Put them on the page spread where you’re most likely to get them done (week planning and Monday; Tuesday to Thursday, Friday and the weekend).
- At month’s end, review and carry information back to your Life’s Battle Plan workbook, or forward to another Chronograph.
- Record every instance of magic that you create or happens to you!