The newly spiffed up paper planner for the weekly review is working well. I found nifty slash pockets that fit the planner to hold the frequently changing lists.
The next step was to think about what the minimum elements were that I need to carry with me daily. Calendarsquick.com has monthly calendars that go in the top slot of my index card holder. Then I discovered I could make mini-folders out of notecards that slip inside the holder. There are 4 mini-folders:
- Next actions/incoming
- Ideas (someday/maybe)
Inside these are lists printed out from my Google docs. (any list application would work for this) This is a great capture/collection tool, as well as providing the information I need for planning on the fly. It works well in tandem with the desk paper planner for the weekly review and the lists on the computer.
See also: GTD essentials
- I still use the leather index card holder, with blank index cards in the pocket, and my to-do list on the other side, inside a plastic protector made by cutting a project folder down to size.
- For awhile, I used a Mead Pocket Planner, with folded productivity info tucked inside the front of the plastic cover, and folded goal info tucked inside the back of the plastic cover.
- I now have an android smart phone and use the mainly Google based Keep It Super SImple System. I added a Google Nexus tablet to the mix too, and love it!
- Here is the free printable Set of a weekly planning form plus five daily planning forms (pdf) Please explore more Free Tools!