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Monday, December 2, 2013

Will I abandon my Filofax?

I am guilty. Don't send me to the jail, all my readers- Filofax-lovers! I am trying an electronic calendar, something that I already have in my Samsung Galaxy Note II.
I know people who went from Filofax to an e-calendar and back, and I don't really know why they  had switched to Filofax back again?

The obvious advantage of an e-calendar over paper is:
A) not rewriting the same appointments over and over again,  and
B) reminders (with sound alarm if you wish) and when you wish to have them.

The advantage of the paper is to see everything at a glance (really? What about seeing the whole month and week st a glance in e-calendar? Probably I could see that my time is reserved,  but in one click I could see the appointment's detail also).

So, what I want to know from you, my readers, is what are your experiences with switching paper and electronics? What do you prefer and why?



Sunday, December 1, 2013

My week 48/52 in my filofax

These are the philofaxy inserts that I have transformed into my own. I made the same kind of inserts in my A 5 Filofax Calipso and Malden this fall. I divided my life into 6 categories: family, socialfi  money, my personal, everything else. And I write my everyday routine, tasks and to do's according to these categories. It makes my life easier in terms of understanding of what my life consists of and on which part of my life I spent too much or too little time.  I highlighted these areas using my colorcoding system that I have already written about.
There are appointments on the top of the pages. There are other tasks in the middle that don't belong to any category.  Probablly the main reason why I use my own form is that i can find any info that I need to find.
For decoration I have used my first washi tape sent me by Rebecca!  I love it!! Isn't it cool???

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

How old is the oldest page in your Filofax?

If you are my subscriber, you probably know that I moved from my lovely A5 Calipso and Malden back to a personal size. Because of this,  I had to make my set up all over again. I took my "old" goals, affirmations, yearly planning pages and this has got me thinking:

How many people use their Filofax'es/FranklinCovey's consistently during this year?

How old are the oldest pages that they have?

How many people plan so far in advance that have pages from several years before this year?

Are you one of those people?

My oldest insert is my yearly planning page that I have put in November or December of last year. I'm still using it as I intended to use it.

There are January-December months on the top and things I need to do each month or just once or twice a year etc. On the left. I put this routine in front of the current month and check what I need to get done this month there. No rewriting.  Easy and effective. I even have a video about it on my YouTube channel.


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Saturday, November 16, 2013

My week 46/52

This is  I came up with this week:


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In reality  have missed the portability of the personal size, and have moved into it:
As I have written, I don't use the weekly pages as they are intended to be used. I graph my own form. What it is all about I'll write in my next post. :)

Forcing myself to use daily inserts in my Filofax.

I admit that I have never had daily pages in my filofax. No, not like that. I actually had daily pages in my ff, but have hardly ever used them. I bought a bound planner-notebook in the   beginning of this year,  and hacked it to put into my ff. The pages are wider than my ff, but I liked it this way because of more room to write,  and I have never cut them. I used them as my journal pages. But most of them were left blank anyway. I think it is because of my lack of time and thought that there was nothing special that day. How wrong were I!




I have put an effort to use my current day on 1 page! How easy it is to plan my crazy full day now! I use the hours slots to schedule those gazillios of things to do and to figure out how much time each task takes, as well as to compare how much time I THOUGHT it would take. It is important to realize that I think that I am a superwoman and tasks take several minutes instead of half an hour or even more!
When I don't have crazy busy days (while I work full time), there is more room for journalling my thoughts,  emotions,  ideas, impressions etc. -things that are pivotal for my personal development! I shouldn't miss them! And yes, my days are WORTH being writen down and saved for later!
(I'm secretly telling you that I bought Franklin Covey day on 2 pages inserts for 2014, the Original version. And intent to use them!)

Disclaimer: I have completely changed how I use my weekly pages, I do it my own way, I'll write about it in my next blog post
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Monday, October 14, 2013

My week 41/52

I am extremely exosted. I have reasons for this. Life is cruel, people are cruel, but I discovered that living on the edge of my feelings,  when I ready to scream and cry at the same time, when you think that it couldn't be worse, and it is getting worse,  when you have no energy to fight, you have more precious moments with yourself,  with your family, with nature, you understand more, and getting to be wiser, and smarter, and it all makes you stronger.
Check out my instagram photos for the nature's beauty! I had a marvelous time today, just 20 minutes, but very inspiring 20 minutes in a locak parj! It gaves me energy and hope that it would be better, that it would be better,  that it HAS to be better!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

my week 40/52-The second try out of my new colorcoded Wo2P insert




I feel like an Einstein!  I made a colorcoded inserts! This is the inside. The insert has  also the outside, not shown here for a reason.  Will be revealed soon!
This version is pretty close to the final version.
Write me if you want to try it out! Write me what do you think of it!  It is really important! I also have several other versions in mind, like horizontal and "universal", that will be possible to use both ways.


Monday, September 30, 2013

my week 39/52 and a sneak peak into my new Filofax inserts!

This week we were sick together with my daughter,  that's why there are no videos and posts. 5he drawings that you see on the right side are done by my daughter.  I'm pro of them!  She has given them to me as a present, and I told her that they will be as a reminder in my planner, so I could see them every day.  
I forgot that I have a video on this week's decoration!  Here it is!


I'm actively working on my new inserts, and week on 2 pages is done!
This is a sneak peak into my new insert!  Look it upon my Instagtam! 



Sunday, September 15, 2013

My week {37/52]☆★♡♥ I'm loving A5 size more and more since switching to Calipso!!

Here's my week. Next week will be my birthday!!!

But anyway,  have I ever thought that after VERY long wanting and anticipating a PURPLE (that's important! My favorite color!) Malden, I'll love Calipso more???!!! Life is just full of surprises!
The main reason for that is rings! Calipso has smaller rings, hence,  less weight. And fit me, who is going everywhere by feet,  it IS important!  My shoulders are saying me thank you!

Another reason is that I really has took off almost all extra pages! The Calipso has the WO2P until the end of the year,  extra 10 or fewer pages for to-do's and tracking my routines.

The third readon is that  A5 Malden  has a soft cover. It looks good  stuffed.  Without a lot of inserts,  Malden loose shape and the crackels appears on the cover. I don't like it. Since I didn't want to carry stuffed A5 filofax, I moved!


I have not really switched off to an A5 completely because I haven't done my own inserts yet.  I carry my personal  Franklin Covey around and open it up for my contacts and monthly pages. Yes, I carry TWO binders! :)

The decoration video for this week is here:

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P.S. the pens' flags point on the important tasks on the pages!
P.P.S. I have bought another filofax on Friday! I couldn't resist! I won't tell you which one, you'll have to wait for an unboxing video! :)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

My week 36/52 and how I colorcode in my Filofax

Without color my filofax week looked too plain for my liking,  and I started to use flags to highlight certain things. Yes, I color code.
My color coding looks like this:
Yellow-my own things
Pink-my daughter
Blue-home tasks
Green-all related to money
Orange-family
Purple-everything else

6 colors is really enough for me. Also I use only 6 to be able to use fewer highlighters later, when I do a weekly review. I move my flags to another week and highlight these things just for archives.

Today I also added two fly leaves to add flags on them so I don't need to rewrite weekly things to do and appointments,  as I did in my personal  Malden ( I have a video on YouTube where I explain how it works)


I also published a new YouTube video about decoration my week on 2 pages. YThe video is on my personal filofax which I don't use right now (as you can see).  Look it up!

I am also preparing 2 posts to publish for the filofax project, which now called This bug's life filofax project.  I will post them here as well! Subscribe! :)
I am working on my own inserts! I am excited about it! Week on two pages is almost done! I can't wait to use it!
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P.S. I REALLY miss my black MALDEN!!!!!! Can't wait for another one to come to me!!! I called today to the post office twice to check out if it arrived, but it's not yet! :(

Sunday, September 1, 2013

My week 35/52, farewell to my black Malden, and a NEW A5 purple Malden, and another one!

I sold my black personal Malden! Yes, I know, I shouldn't have, but before you start to call me names,  I bought another one! I hope it is coming.  And so far it is the most expensive one in my collection!  And I'm not going to say which it is going to be,  you should wait for the unboxing video!  Speaking  of videos,  I made another one on decoration
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Planner Art Decoration (Filofax) -week 35 (no washi tape and stickers!)



Sunday, August 25, 2013

My week 35 - Back to my personal Malden?


No decoration video this week, but i have filmed 4 of them yesterday, so wait to watch them!!
I have moved form a pocket Malden to a personal one. Not because it didn't work for me but because I felt so sorry for my personal one, that I couldn't bear for it to be without a job! i also moved all my money there and didn't like it, because the pocket in the Malden is on the inside, and the zipper is in the middle of the inside cover - not really helpful to get coins from it! I'd really like to have a pocket on the outside cover! And a big full lenght pocket as a pocket Malden have to stick there my notes! This pocket is really handy! Maybe I should get a Gillio? What do you think?

This week I have received an  A5 PURPLE Malden ( a YouTube video)  and I  have sold my Malden in black. Yes, you've seen it right, I sold it!!! Damn it! I will really miss it! BUT I bought a purple personal Malden, I hope it will be here soon. And I think I will move up to a size -to an A5 size !! I am so ready for that!
How your week was? Anything new?


Sunday, August 18, 2013

my week 《33/52》☆ _ the second week in the pocket Malden

My daughter was sick for the whole week,  and I was very upset about it. We were sitting at home and didn't go anywhere. I haven't made any videos for my youtube channel either,  so there's no decoration on the pages.
          I am still torn between the pocket and the personal Maldens. Also, if you follow me on YouTube , you know, that I have an A5 Calipso that I'd like to try, and I plan to do it!
I have added "to do" pages, "youtube ideas",  "to buy", a day on one undated pages, also monthly inserts that I printed from philofaxy blog.
        Still I am upset that a pocket Malden couldn't hold bigger page size as a personal Malden! Also the weekend space is squizzed so much that I can't stand it, and I just took these undated pages "a day on one page" and have written there all my chores for this particular day.
        What is your pocket size experience?


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Duplex Filofax???? I'd LOVE to have one!

Several months ago I stumbled upon this:
http://www5b.biglobe.ne.jp/~m-task/duplex/DHLF7-8BN_inside2.htm

http://www5b.biglobe.ne.jp/~m-task/duplex/D2CLF7-8BN_inside2.htm
 http://www5b.biglobe.ne.jp/~m-task/duplex.htm

 http://www5b.biglobe.ne.jp/~m-task/duplex.htm
Even without any further explanation, what do you think of it? Will you find it useful? Should filofax make the binder again (it was available in the 70-s)?

Pros:
  • You could see your notes at a glance
  • for me it would be useful to plan out the week, and the day. For instance, to have the month view on the left side, and the week view on the right, and rewrite my appointments. Then, without moving the pages from the right rings to the left, from my week view on the right, to plan out my days on the left in the depth, with my to-do's.
  • Another use would be to take notes at the same time as viewing my weekly schedule.
  • It is doable with an Arc by Staples version!! Yes!! I wish I had an access to it right now! Staples don't ship internationally. I'd love to have someone from UK/US/european country that has Staples to help me to get it!
Cons:
  •  the weight of double set of rings must be huge!
  • it's not available to buy easily, I doubt to find it right now even on eBay!


More information could be found here:
http://philofaxy.blogspot.ru/2010/04/duplex-binders-guest-post.html (I just found the link on google! Didn't know about ot!)
http://www.diyplanner.com/node/3974

So what do you think??
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Sunday, August 11, 2013

My week 32/52-pocket Malden filofax!!!

Since I bought a pocket Malden,  I decided to try to use it as my main filofax. Yes, the pages are tiny tiny, and I do need more space. But it is perfect for on-the-go writing.  And it is really portable.  I do think that it is possible to make it work. Just use more pages. I was busy, and didn't have much time to set it up, even no decoration video this week. And my daughter is sick again, which upsets me a lot.

P.S. The main thing that I enjoy in my pocket Malden is the big picket on the back of the binder. It is very handy to shove there notes on the go, when you don't have time and patience to rewrite them!

P.P.S. Did you notice my new tabs? I bought a new stamps set abd made them outside while my daughter was playing in a playground.  Love ut! I post a picture on my Instagram account about it.

P.P.P.S. I added two flyleaves in the front and back, and seversl sheets of undated day on a page and decorated lined pages. The day on a page and decorated lined pages I hacked from two notebooks that I showed in my "Unboxing a mystery filofax" video. I didn't like using the decorated pages because the pictures on them distract me and  I prefer to have free rather than cluttered space!
One thing that disappointed me was that I couldn't use wider pages (these notebook pages are wider than the standard ff pages). I thought that the pocket Malden is the same as the personal Malden, in which I could use Franklin Covey pages, that are about 1 cm wider than ff personal size pages! No luck here!

P.P.P.P.S. I intended to use it as my wallet, and it is working as a wallet great! A lot of pockets, one for a change, and swveral for creadit cards, and cash.  I wanted to make a several tio loading envelops to divide my cash into several portions for different purposes, but there is no need for that either! But I will make the envelops anyway, just to try out the system!

P.P.P.P.PS I have read a lot of posts and watched a lot of videos on a pocket filofax set up, but anyway, there is not that much information about it. Have you ever tried a pocket filofax or any kind of binder?

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

My week 29



I made a video on my youtube channel about decorating this page! It's below! I'm making decoration videos every week! And try to use different styles every week! Subcribe to my channel to watch them!





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Sunday, July 14, 2013

My week 28/52




I made a video on my youtube channel about decorating this page! It's below! I'm making decoration videos every week! And try to use different styles every week! Subcribe to my channel to watch them!




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Sunday, July 7, 2013

My week 27/52



I made a video on my youtube channel about decorating this page! It's below! I'm making decoration videos every week! And try to use different styles every week! Subcribe to my channel to watch them!



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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A request to Filofax company to make a modern sophisticated Filofax with 30 mm rings

Did you know tjat there is NO mosern filofaxes with 30 mm rinfs that are not zipped?! I'm amazed!
There are only Guilford and Cuban with the ripped on the spine. They look like a brick.
And there are also Cavendish and sime others that are 20 years or so old and as Alan Marshall write to me on Philofaxy Facebook page, "good luck finding them" because even IF you find them on ebsy, they would cost a fortune!

I love my Malden, but even stuffed to a full capacity, it can't hold everything that I need!  And I even admit that I have  a perfect Franlin Covey binder with lerfect 30 mm rings, but it's not... a filofax! Not as sophistixated as Malden!

So I decided to send a request to Filofax cimpany to MAKE a sophisticated modern filifax with 30 mm rings in different colors for men and women.  I need your support on that! Please leave a comment below about what is your dream filodax would look like!

I want a leather like Malden, an outside zipped pocket on the back cover for a change and two pen loops with elastic.  What about you?




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