I love my A5 planner, with its large spaces for writing appointments and daily To Do lists during the week. But these days I find that my weekends are just as cluttered with a schedule and jobs to do. In today’s world, our weekends are becoming deregulated, and are no longer seen as unstructured leisure time. Many people have to work on weekends, so for them Saturday and Sunday are just like any day.
My diary pages have only a half-size space for Saturday and Sunday, but those are the days that I’m twice as busy! I think this layout reflects a very last-century way of looking at time and its management. And, it has three months worth of calendars on every page, which is a real waste of planner real-estate!
Hmm… Perhaps I simply have to accept what I cannot change, and maybe I could use this space as a kind of rotating gallery of my latest washi acquisition instead:
I’ve been trying to think of a hack to work around it. I ordered some plain white washi tape in the hope that I could tape over the area and have more space to write.
But as you can see, the tape is too transparent, and I found that certain pens don’t write well on washi. What can I do about it?! There must be someone out there with a creative solution! If you have some good ideas, please let me know in the Comment section below…
For more pink Filofax inspiration, and some thoughts on Getting Things Done at home, see these other posts: