Nero's Notes — Notebook Setup

How I use a Pocket Notebook.

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Regular readers will have suffered through several posts on my battles with planning, here or here. Almost none of my planning is actually done in a pocket notebook.I use the smaller format books as an extension of my larger ones. Rather than a rigid format, my pocket books are very free-form. On one page there might be a task list and on the next a draft for a blog post. Sometimes, there might be a series of random doodles, or a record of an unexpected thought. I did, for a while, experiment with a ‘multiple-pocket-notebook’ system, with different books fulfilling...

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Planning Regime - Update

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February is drawing to a close; time then to review where I am with my planning routine. I set out my plans here. On 1857 (a podcast that I do with TJ Cosgrove), I intimated that I was aware that the regime was going to be tough to maintain. I was using a pair of desk books, my Trigg Life-Mapper and my diary from Smythson. These two books have different features. The Trigg is day-to-page, with proscribed sections for To Do, Plan, Delegate, Delay and room for four appointments. Built into the book are areas for planning and goal-setting.  The...

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Notebook Setup - An update

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My Every Day Carry and other notebooks. Back in July, I wrote a post on how I was using my notebooks. As I wrote then, my use pattern is fluid, and ever on the change. Time then, for an update. Every Day Carry Most of the time, I walk to work. Nero is, as you might imagine, a big fan of this regime. The commute is ninety minutes or so. I tend to listen to podcasts, The Pen Addict and the Erasable Podcast being perennial favourites. In my backpocket for this walk is the notebook at the centre of my...

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