Now we’ve had a week of the new year go by I’m ready to share my set up for this year.
How I’ve decided to use these together is by using the Original for work and the Piyo Diary for home as the Filofax is a bit more appropriate for the work environment plus it has more capacity for notes when I’m in meetings etc. You’ve already seen the basic set up of this diary in a previous post but here’s how I’ll be using it day to day…
I’m still finding my way in terms of decorating the Filo in a way that looks cute but leaves me enough room to write the mountains of todo lists and work notes in. I’ve started off simply but will no doubt start adding more bits to it as I find my way. There’s a massive adjustment I’m having to go through in terms of space – I’m not used to having so little room to write everything in and some of my days have ended up looking quite scruffy because of it. Therefore I may not necessarily share my weekly pages that often. I however love having the space in the top left to write general things for the week as there’s things that don’t necessarily fit into certain days. I’m thinking of also using this as a way of handling my finances this year with a view to saving more money but I haven’t quite worked that out yet.
The Piyo diary is already quite decorated so there’s little that I’ve needed to do to it to make it look cute.
The My Mind’s Eye Sleigh Bells Ring words and alphas were a perfect fit for my year and Jan monthly planner. I used the numbered index sticker that came with the diary (top right) but didn’t stick it so that it stuck out as I knew over the year it would just get tatty.
The transparent circle deco stickers that I bought from The Magic Notebook at the same time as the diary are perfect for use in here and I will be buying more soon. This diary has the same set up as the Filo in terms of a weekly box so I can put general things in there (which I’ve kind of been using as a ‘weekly goals’ section) and the pages are plenty big enough for me to write everything I need to whilst keeping it neat and pretty. When I’m sharing weekly pages it’ll likely be from in here each week.
You can’t add in dividers like in the Filo so I needed some way of marking which week I was on and found the perfect solution in one of my Oh Deer Me kit items…
I’ll still be putting in work shifts and the such into this diary, but generally only ‘home’ things will be filling up the pages including things like gym visits and anything to do with the Etsy shop.
So far I’m liking having two separate planners, especially considering the Filofax would not be big enough to hold everything in those teeny tiny weekly pages. Maybe if it doesn’t work having two I’ll have to go back to an A5 next year.
How are you planning this year?