I have recurring fantasies about certain planner formats that I've tried numerous times and I wish would work for me but just don't. Yet that doesn't stop me from dreaming about them.
One recurring planner fantasy I have is of a large day per page planner containing my entire life. I love the idea of having a big page each day where I dump everything that happens that day. I could stick papers and whatever into the back, tape horoscopes and fortune-cookie fortunes to the pages, and fill the book with all the little details of my life. Saturday on the train the woman sitting next to me had a day per page planner like that, and it made me wish again that something like that would work for me.
Another planner fantasy I have is of a similar situation, in a personal size Filofax. I love those stuffed Filofaxes that people use for years and decades, that become a life companion. I'd love to have my entire life housed in one Filofax for ages, and have it be my faithful sidekick that gets me where I'm going and captures all my memories.
In real life, I have to use a combination of planners: a weekly for planning, a daily for recording and a personal Filofax as my info book. I used to carry all three books in my bag every day, which you can see more about in my short video I did a few months ago.
Now I carry my Filofax with me everywhere because it's also my wallet, and usually my daily planner too but not always. My weekly gets used intensely at home but usually stays home unless I know I'll need to schedule something while I'm out and about, which isn't very often.
I suppose I could stuff my day per page planner or Filofax full of my life's details and all those little scraps of things, but it seems diluted to have things in separate books. I guess I like the idea of that intense commitment to one book all year, and that one book holds my entire life that year. I love those books with papers sticking out, corners bent and covers stuffed full.
Do you have planner fantasies that you know don't work for you but you can't help thinking about them?