[tweetmeme source=”travisthetrout” only_single=false]
Life has gotten busier since leaving university and more complicated – simply because I don’t have the same rigid timetable. Unfortunately my page-a-week moleskine diary which was perfect for my studies is feeling the strain.
The solution: Purchasing a page a day desk diary (2009 ones are going cheap at the moment). I have chosen one that just says the date at the top, no times/schedule along the side – just a page for you to get creative.
Here is an example of a page:
I’ve split it into categories:
Jobs, to do list, plans for dinner, and blog.
(yes, little time & sunshine = pigging out)
Following a simple but rigid pattern to keep track of my to-dos and my job applications (will also note deadlines, when I should get a response by, and brief details of the job – there is a point where there are so many on the go it is just confusing).
In addition I’ve been noting my expenses, and notes on things I want to blog about etc (although I do a fair bit of the blog notes online).
My second example is slightly different – has the same overall structure, but I’ve allowed more free flowing thoughts:
Here I’ve had a lot more to-dos and of course packing to go on holiday – so the orange writing is my packing list.
I’ve found this idea really helps because recently I’ve been writing everything down on scraps of paper such as job application info and flat hunting info – I have so many pieces of paper with a phone number on it and no name – it was just getting ridiculous – this method allows me to pull everything together in one place with plenty of space.
I’m sure everyone has a diary method that works for them, so this is just a snap shot of my current method to share some ideas.
p.s. the interview went okay today, I hope I impressed. Should hear soon as the start date is pretty close.