Custom GTD Sheets for Circa/Arc disc-bound planners
Second post (hoping the spam detector doesn't go off on me) here!
As a designer-by-trade, I'm always looking for little projects to work on. As a dude who thinks that pen-and-paper is by and large the easiest and most effective way to take notes and do planning, I'm a huge fan of Staples' Arc Notebooks. Cheap, robust, and they don't look half bad.
After using their filler paper for it (project sheets, 'to-do' lists, and calendars), I realized that while they were close to the GTD system, they weren't quite there. I went ahead and made my own. I'm "Alpha" testing them right now, and I've already found a few things that I need to change with them in terms of functionality in the layout.
I'm wondering: How many of you use Circa or Arc planners to house your GTD system? I'm hoping to have these things out of Alpha and into Beta this weekend, and then have a full and complete version ready for Christmas (my mother actually asked me to make her one of my planners); I'd love to have some feedback, and, of course, share the .pdfs with fellow GTDers if there's enough demand for them!
I am a complete ARC addict!
I own one in every color that Staples uses (they are each for a different purpose) and my 2011 paper planner was completely customized using Staples pages and pages that I downloaded from DIY planner.com and circa punched.
In fact for my anniversary a couple weeks ago, my husband got me a monogrammed leather Levenger zip around folio :) I have tried to do the electronic planner thing, but it just leaves me cold. Paper and pen is where planning and brainstorming is at for me, so I am very interested in the pages you have customized for GTD.
I have never done a 100% full implementation of GTD or perhaps more correctly I should say that I don't practice it 100% in that I have never gotten in the habit of a weekly review. I do well for a few weeks and then fall off the bandwagon. I am always looking to improve and have as a goal a full GTD implementation, but to do it requires me to need it just a bit more than I do at this moment.
I am actually considering the 14 day trial of Connect (always wanted to do it but when I have the time to really take advantage of all that it has and use it well) for the primary reason of seeing that interview. Does she give tips for using this type of paper planner?