I have finally turned the camera on during my planning sessions to show “HOW” I plan. Making a video (series of videos) on my planning structure has been on my to-do list for a while but it wasn’t until I watched a video by MissVickybee titled, “Where is Planning?” that I decided to do it. In her video, she mentions all the “Plan With Me’ videos available online and how beautiful the art of pretty planning is but she wanted to see the structure, “what was being planned” too often she would see planners that were decorated but not set up.
I am all for decorating and pretty planning for the sake of self-care and creative expression (I love stickers) but planners need to be functional or else they are not planners but scrapbooks. This is where I should mention that I love watching scrapbook process videos, but when I am interested in personal development and looking for new ways to be more productive or efficient with my tasks, I want to watch and learn from a planner who is employing replicable organizational strategies and techniques.
In addition to my “How I Plan” video series, I am making my Weekly Review questions available for you to use in your own planning routine. To learn how I use this invaluable tool, check out my weekly review video.
This week was a week of trial and error…more error than trial! I found that my TPS Pocket TN with 1.5″ spine was a little too crowded. I experimented by making a laminated TN cover with a 2″ spine and transferred the interior of my One Book July 2017 into it.
What I have learned this week … (be sure and check out my video)
- I quickly discovered that it had the perfect amount of room for me but I did not like the feel of the laminate as my everyday carry, so within one day I was back into TPS TN.
- I did try putting the TN inserts into a ‘B6″ size that I already owned after seeing a fellow OneBookJuly YouTuber try it and while it may work for me if I have a 2″ reinforced spine, the TN I have right now did not accommodate the pocket-sized inserts very well.
- I removed one insert, and to be honest, I can’t remember what it was supposed to be used for as I was not using it, don’t miss it and can’t recall what it was!
- As of right now, I believe I will be staying in the 1.5″ spine pocket-sized Tn through the month but will start investigating TN’s with 2″ reinforced spines in the pocket and B6 sizes.
Oh, I almost forgot, while at a work-related business meeting, the woman I was supposed to meet walked up to me and said, “You have a traveler’s notebook, you must be a planner girl!” I was so excited to know how far this community reaches, and the joy it brings us “planners” right here in my small town.
How is One Book July going for you? What have you learned this week? Are you participating in the “Go Big or Go Home” version of the challenge? Look me up on social media or YouTube and say ‘Hi’ – I’d love to know what goals you are working towards and how your #onebookjuly2017 is going.