It's day two of my Filofax experiment, and so far so good! Already I really like being able to see the daily details and the week layout. Today I got so much more done than I normally would on a Saturday, and I felt more focused on what I needed to accomplish.
I've been playing around with my pages and deciding what to put where. I realized I'll be opening my rings often to add and remove diary pages, so I needed to rearrange some things to make the diary pages closer to the middle of the book. I even tried putting the address pages in the front of the book but didn't like that. I ended up putting my reference information and maps all up front, and took out some pages that didn't really need to be in there.
Now my Filo is holding monthly pages through all of 2011, 5 months of weekly pages and a month of daily pages, which is great.
Something I've discovered that I love: I can write my monthly goals on the backside of the Franklin Covey monthly pages, which is wonderful. I can also write tasks that have to happen in a particular week on the back side of that week's pages. Then I can transfer those tasks to the daily pages when they need to be done.
I've made my own day on two pages dairy from lined pages, very unstructured. If I manage to stick with this system, I'm considering my options for day per page planners. (See previous post for more on that.)
Possible pitfall: Writing each appointment in 3 different places might be the downfall of this system. Already I've caught a couple of appointments that didn't get transferred to where they needed to be. All this re-writing has me thinking the "Only Write It Once" system of WeekDate sounds really good. I'll be experimenting with that next month so we'll see which system works better for me!