Task management system: Analog Calendar

2023-05-25 00:00

My current analog calendar is a Hobonichi Cousin A5.

I use it part for planning, and part for setting goals on different levels. Yearly, monthly, weekly and daily. I find it very useful process to do in order to see how busy things will be and setting realistic goals.


I use on of the graph pages in the back to define some goals I hope to achieve during the year.


On the monthly pages I make a note of the most important dates like birthdates and pay day and things like that. Plus that I use the empty area left of the calendar to define some goals and things I’d like to complete during the month.


In the weekly page I do a lot of the same. I define some goals for the week and usually write down a few things I really should get done that week. And in the week spread I write down appointments that involve others or require me to go somewhere plus where I am working from and if I have my daughter.

Makes it really easy to plan and check how much time I have for stuff that show up .


The daily page is probably the thing that change the most. In some periods it have been where I do my bullet journaling. These days I use them more to define the focus of the day.

So the page laypit it is kind of split into two sections, one taking 1/3 and the other taking 2/3.

The first section I use to outline all the stuff I’m doing that day. It typically looks something like this:

  • Get up & dressed
  • Walk the dog
  • Pack my bag
  • Skateboard to work
  • Work
    • Work meetings
    • Lunch
  • Skateboard home
  • Walk the dog
  • Eat dinner
  • Etc

Then on the big section I first define three areas that I’m going to focus on when I get home from work. After that I use the focus areas to define 2-3 goals/bigger tasks for each of them.

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