Well that didn't take long. My experiment with my large daily Moleskine is over.
I hate to call it a Planner Fail, because if I had put in more of an effort I could have made the Daily Moleskine work for me. But, I need my planner to be as effortless as possible.
The day per page was all well and good last week when we were all snowed in and I had nothing going on. It was fun to have so much space each day to write details.
But then Monday hit and we were back to reality. Snowy, icy, logistically-difficult reality. Things were canceled. Lots of things were postponed and had to be rescheduled. This month is full of Christmas parties, school plays, preparations and deadlines. Not to mention sending Christmas cards, ordering gifts (I'm not going out in the ice and snow to battle the crowds at the shops, hellz no), the list goes on and on.
Seeing only one day at a time left me feeling anxious and confused. I wrote my week's goals on Sunday's page but by Tuesday that page was out of sight. I tried writing my to-dos for the week in a separate notebook but then I had two books open on my desk, which was crowded. Even though I used my monthly calendar extensively, it wasn't large enough to accommodate the details I needed to write in it for lack of weekly pages.
Lesson learned: I need to see the overview of my week with each day's details.
So you know what this means: I'm back to my Trinote, and thank goodness. It will carry me through the rest of the year in stress-free organizational style.
January will be a flurry of planner experiments as I try out all my new 2011 planners. Will I find my Perfect Planner? Will I discover that the Trinote is my Perfect Planner after all?