Category: Planning

Please, sir, I want some more (with apologies to Oliver Twist)

Since we launched Personal-year planners, we’ve noticed that if you want a Monthly-Weekly with Extra pages or Planning pages, you’re limited to only two pages. The only configurations you can use are MMWWNN or MMNNWW (or if you are building a Personal-year planner, MMWWPP or MMPPWW). Each allows only 2 non-layout pages in the layout section, which may not be enough:

If you use the pages for meal plans or budgets or notes, then you don’t have any left for planning. And if you use them for planning, then you don’t have any left as standard Extra pages.

So today we added some more configurations:

new-configurations

Now you can choose a planner or insert configuration with 4 Extra / Planning pages after each monthly, or 4 after each weekly, or split, 2 after each monthly and 2 after each weekly.

Our team favourite is the third one, since you can add some pages that work better as weeklies, such as meal plans, weekly trackers and weekly reviews, and also others that work better as monthlies, such as budget pages and monthly reviews.

To check them out, go to either planners or inserts, choose Standard or Personal-year and the next screen will be the configuration screen, where you can select them.

 

Divisible and Conquer (1)

All Agendio planners include Divisibles, which is the name of the space for lists that you can also subdivide as you wish. We are often asked why?

The reason is simple: We all have tasks to do and things to remember that do not belong at a specific time or on a specific day. Todos that you will fit in when you have the chance, tasks you plan to juggle during the week or things to pick up or drop off when you happen to be in the area. Also, things you want to track, project  progress and your children’s activities or your school coourses. And how about one often-overlooked area: Me-Time, because it’s important to carve out time for yourself. One way to do this is to write down in your Divisible things you want to do for yourself so they are not far from the tasks you must do for your job.

Div-1

I don’t understand how some people use planner layouts that do not have enough space for general Todos. We are consistently told by our customers that they actually have more things in their divisibles than in their schedules, and when we ask whether this is new for them, the typical answer is that they always had all these responsibilities and needs, they just didn’t have a good place for them.

Div-4

If you have a busy schedule and you use a planner that consists mostly of schedule pages and limited room for general activities, I would love to hear how you manage and why you don’t miss having that general space to list all that other stuff that you still must get done.

Remember that some tasks are best placed in a divisible initially and then during the week moved to a specific time slot once you know how your week is playing out.

Div-3

If you want to see some more excellent uses of divisibles, check out our Client Customization page, featuring a variety of our customers’ creations. You can access it from the Agendio home page or directly at https://agendio.com/client-customizations

Student Agendios

We receive many requests and suggestions every week and we try to add as many of your requests as we can. However, we do not have any dedicated products for students.

Nonetheless, many students are using their imagination and creativity to customize planners for school. I’d like to share one with you that I thought was well done:

Blog-School

Maybe we should have awards for the best-customized planners?

 

 

Does the Week Start with Sunday or Monday?

At Agendio, we don’t know and we don’t care, which is why you can start your planner on whichever day you want, even Wednesday!

And now, you can also start your monthly and weekly planners on different days. Your weekly can start on Monday and your monthly on Sunday or whichever day you prefer. Simply select each of your start days on the first (info) screen of the builder.

Different Start Days

So does the week start on Sunday or Monday? Apparently it can now do both at the same time!

Activities: Weekly or monthly?

Some of you have mentioned that you don’t need to see your activities in your monthly pages and you would prefer to keep the space for other events.

So we’ve added a new option for our customizable Weekly-Monthly planners: Now, if you choose to, you can print your activities only on your weekly pages, not on your monthlies.

Activities not in monthly

You’ll find the checkbox just to the right of the activities save button.

One of these things is like the others

Suppose you have five items to add to your planner:
– Your meeting with a senior manager.
– Calling to make a reservation for supper in two weeks;
– Preparing for your presentation for the quarterly meeting;
– The big yearly sale at your favourite store;
– Picking up your teenage daughter downtown at night.

Is there any difference in how you should write these in your planner? Are any of them similar or different? How would you list them?

Meeting with the manager of the company is at a specific time and you should be punctual, so it should be listed as a task at a specific time on that day and highlighted or emphasized.

Calling to make a reservation for supper in two weeks is not particularly specific as to time as long as it’s done soon, so it would be best placed in a more general task area.

The presentation for the quarterly meeting will require many days of work, so you should have a way to block off time on many days for this task.

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