The star of the show of course is my 2013 Plannerisms planner. This is the planner I designed as My Ideal Planner. It has a week view with the days as columns, month on two pages grid calendars, loads of goals pages, and more. Click here to see my post with tons of photos of the pages and features of the Plannerisms planner.
This is the weekly format I drew up in a notebook and have used for most of 2012, and it's the best format I've ever used. I use the column before Monday for goals and the space below the days for my weekly lists. Click here to see my post with loads of ideas on different ways to use this weekly format.
For the past two years I've been using a weekly planner for all forward planning, and a day per page planner to plan and record today only. This system works great for me because it's the perfect combination of planning ahead and plenty of recording space. Because I use only my weekly for forward planning, and my daily only for today, I don't have to synchronize them so nothing falls through the cracks.
I've changed my mind a lot this year on which day per page planner to use. For the past few weeks I've been using my Franklin Covey two pages per day in my Malden Filofax, but I have to admit the impermanence of the looseleaf pages is really bothering me. Starting January 1 I'll use my large Moleskine day per page with the magenta cover (which I reviewed here).
I like the color of the cover, and I love the open format of the pages. It's a little heavy, but not horribly so. Because my Plannerisms planner is so thin and light, I don't mind carrying both books in my bag.
I'll use the Moleskine's monthly columns with a line per day as an index like Patty uses with her Franklin Covey pages so I can quickly and easily reference important events.
For notes that won't fit on the Moleskine's daily pages, I'll use the pink covered Moleskine Volant notebook that my sister sent me a couple of years ago. I have numbered the pages and put an Index in the back so I can easily find notes. In my daily Moleskine I'll write the page numbers of the Volant with notes that are relevant to that day so I can cross-reference.
You can click through here to read all the details about that.
For a few years I've been inconsistent in using a large day per page Moleskine planner as my journal. For 2013 I'm starting fresh with an undated, large lined Moleskine Hobbit notebook as my journal. It is so very cool and I'm excited to start writing in it!
So those are my intentions for 2013. I like the permanence of using all bound books, I like being able to plan ahead in my weekly and record each day in my daily, and I like being able to reference page numbers in my Volant. I'm looking forward to the freedom of using an undated book as my journal.
Will I stick with this system for all of 2013? Only time will tell!