I am not an organized person. Anyone who knows me will not find that particularly surprising. Before I joined Exaclair, Inc. / Quo Vadis Planners in 2012 I was hopelessly chasing forgotten ideas and missed appointments. Because of this and because I work with planners every day I decided it was time to pick one up and try to organize myself.
Just one problem however, which one should I use? We have any format a person could want in just about every size a person would need so picking one out was not easy. How I decided to pick a planner was to evaluate how I currently organize (very loose use of the word) my day. I like having the appointment times available to use but also a place to jot down quick thoughts and notes for a particular event. I eventually settled on the Minister. It was the right size for me since I do not find the pocket size to have enough space and the format seemed open enough where I can put all the information I’ll need.
After a year of using a planner I can see why people have stuck with it through so many years and changes in technology. It’s almost peaceful to see your week laid out in front of you, even when it’s filled with things you have to get done. Knowing what’s ahead allowed me to stay focus on the task at hand. I’m still not a very organized person outside of the office (just look at my roomâ€¦better yet don’t) but I’m working on it and while I enjoyed my experience with the Minister, I think I’ll continue experimenting to find the perfect planner for me and use the Trinote next.
How many planners, calendars and systems did you try before settling on the “perfect” one?