If you love your paper planner pages and they are working for your GTD implementation, I would like to hear what you are using and how you are using it. It is getting close to ordering time for 2009 calendars!
If you have already posted on this, please give me a good clue on how to find your post. (Katherine, I know how to find yours! And, I thank you for your many articulate and logical contributions).
After the long slow death of my Palm, during which time I thought I was developing dementia, I have come to rely on my 3-ring binder 8.5" x 5.5" , but it is bulky, and when I use it I feel like I am still losing my mind because as I flip from one section to another I forget what I am going to enter or want to look up.
Here is my set up and what I do and don't like about it.
Monthly calendar is on two pages--great to see the whole month at once, not enough space in each box for more than a few appointments and deadlines; "bench mark" dates get obscured in the hand written mishmosh.
Contexts- each has a section:
@adjenda (people) and I have a page for each major place where I see or meet with people (office, church, organization, and a page for nuclear family members and a page for extended family. I keep "waiting fors" on this list with the person I am waiting for it from. In the Palm, I had them in memo and hence they were alphabetical (but not check off-able).
@c/c=at calendar(s) and at computer (most of the incoming info about dates comes via e-mail or checking a web page); many times I need to note these in my calendar and send a reply (""ll be there" or "So sorry..."). Many of these I have to write on the family calendar as well as my planner and e-mail on the other people.
@computer r/w = one page for research, one for write/edit/outline
@ Home-in the house
@ Home-outside the house
@LISTS (includes cumulating lists, reference lists (part numbers, sizes, etc), check lists, and "waiting for" list for stuff that is not from a person I usually interact with (e.g., parts I have ordered, a credit to come on an account).
@office (work place)
Projects: list of them, brief description, one per page because I can't remember what I have done and not done and a large portion of my actions are not dependant.
SDMB: projects that are deferred, undeveloped
What I miss the most from the Palm is that I can't readily search or carry around my contacts data base.
What I hated about the Palm was not being able to see the whole month and the cumbersome of entry when I was not at the computer.