Test Pages for Zeitgeber Planner – Midori Traveler’s Notebook

midori-zeitgeberIt seems that this is a year for moving back and forth between planners. I started with the Zeitgeber planner inserts in my Franklin Covey Boston Binder in Compact size, moved into a Filofax Malden in Personal size, and now I’m in my Midori Traveler’s Notebook. Yes, a Midori TN version is in the works for the Zeitgeber Planner. And, I’m looking for testers!

I like the size of the Midori and decided to try a one-book system, combining my planner with other booklets intended for specific projects.

The Zeitgeber Planner – MTN only has monthly and weekly pages for now. For daily planning, I add an insert I made with mixed-media paper that can take watercolors for journaling purposes. (The other versions include daily Zeitgeber pages, but you can adjust what you use, according to your needs.).read more…

Video: Overview of the Zeitgeber Planner

I posted a video showing an overview of the Zeitgeber Planner’s printable monthly, weekly and daily pages. I go through the quick process of how I schedule appointments and move project tasks from monthly goal-setting to daily planning.

The Zeitgeber planner uses a simple manage-and-focus system that is based on the time management matrix. Only the important tasks are written down, with urgent tasks under the manage section, and non-urgent tasks under the focus section. This system is used in the monthly, weekly and daily pages, so that you’re able to slice bigger projects into manageable daily items.

The planner pages are available in the Filofax Personal and A5 sizes, and the Franklin Covey Compact and Classic sizes. If you’re a blog subscriber, remember that you have until Saturday, April 30, 2016 to use your 20% off coupon!

Watch the video:

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Zeitgeber Planner in Three Sizes

blue-logo-zeitgeber-planner-optimize-300pxThe 2016 Zeitgeber Planner is now available in three sizes:

  • Compact for Franklin Covey planners
  • Personal for Filofax planners
  • A5/Classic for both Franklin Covey and Filofax

You can choose just the daily pages ($10, any size) or just the project management pages ($10, any size). The full set is only $12 in any size. Need all three sizes? Get the package of full sets in Compact, Personal, and A5/Classic for only $15.

Purpose. Focus. Balance. These are the three principles behind the Zeitgeber Planner. Get your planner pages today.

[Subscribers: Watch for the coupon code in your email!]

Looking Ahead to the New Year

brick-doorwayHappy 2016! 2015 was a great year, and it came with a couple of changes for me.

I started a new job, and explored a new creative pursuit. Through it all, my planner was my companion. I used the full Zeitgeber planner for 2015, and I really liked how the project planning sections and the dial worked together to help me manage my time.

Now it’s the new year, and I’m looking ahead to what 2016 will bring.

I’m carrying over a newish creative endeavor that I started in September 2015. I’ve started sketching and painting with watercolor! I’m excited about this, because I’ve always wanted to be able to draw and paint.

I always thought that painting ability was an inborn talent others are blessed with. Then I found out about art journaling and urban sketching. I still don’t consider myself to have any sort of innate talent. But I realized that, to some degree, painting and sketching can be acquired skills. I figured I’d give it a try, and I’ve been enjoying it!

I’ve also jumped on the craze for coloring books. I’ve always loved to color and have my own boxes of 120-piece and 96-piece crayons. I’m happy that there are so many choices for coloring books now. No more settling for kids’ coloring books printed on newsprint!

Planner-wise, I’m now in a Filofax Malden! I’ve always wanted one and finally couldn’t resist. Currently, I’m using the Filofax 2016 weekly pages that came with the planner, combined with monthly Zeitgeber pages. This may evolve since it’s the first time I’ve used Filofax’s inserts. But you’ll see more of my setup in the coming weeks.

I’m looking forward to 2016, and I hope you are too!