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Travel with my Filofax — Pimp my Filofax Blogger Challenge

VOTE NOW I received an email from Nike from Filofax UK on July 8 and asked me if I would like to take part in the Monthly Blogger Challenge of Filofax through which Filofax would like to see what makes my Filofax Organizer stand out from the rest. Nobody would want to say no to this interesting challenge. I replied Nike immediately that I would love to be involved and if I can use my Life Mapping Inserts?  Surprisingly and gratefully that Nike replied that he is happy for me to use my own inserts. The Filofax that I received to pimp is the Original Pillarbox Red personal size....

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Doodle with Month-On-1-Page

I love paper planners and like to watch and chat with people who have the same passion. I admire how Tracy crazysuburbanmom filled her monthly calendar cell with pretty water colors (click here). Because I still need my  full month calendar for planning, I designed a month-on-one-page to do daily cell drawing.   The page is undated an plain so you can decorate it by yourself. Here is the download       Life Mapping - Get Organized, Get Creative fish Life Mapping Community Facebook Group Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/DIYfish Blog http://www.diyfishblogs.com IG http://instagram.com/diyfish  

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Life Mapping Inserts that work for both Filofax pocket size binder and MTN passport size

I love pocket size binders and MTN passport size because they are handy, cozy and cute. When I design inserts for pocket size binders, I realized that this size is actually very close to Midori passport notebooks. After several rounds of testing. I've designed some inserts that can be used in Filofax Pocket size Binders as well as MTN Passport Notebook.  In this post, I would like to share with you the pocket size day-on-2-page with LM Clock. The PDFs have been laid in bookbinding order which if you cut & separate the pages, they can be used in Filofax Pocket; if you cut &...

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Tutorial No. 13 – To-Do Board for Filofax

In Week 9 Weekly Chit Chat, I mentioned that I decided to use the dashboard of my Filofax as a To-Do board instead of just a pretty cover. It works and I never regret that I made this change. Last week when I had some spare time, I re-arranged my dashboard as below to make it neater and prettier.   There are 3 parts in total to form my current dashboard: (images are clickable) Part "1" is a clear fly leaf (you may click here to find out how to make your own flyleaf and page marker) Part "2" need to be wider so you can flip it easily.   Part "3" was made...

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Week 13,14,15 – MTN Booklets with pages in Bookbinding order – Life Mapping Weekly Chit Chat

I have designed a set of booklets for MTN (Midori Traveler's Notebook) regular size. Each booklet has 4 months and each month has month at a glance, monthly checklist, week at a glance, to do pages, note pages etc. The page order for booklet is very different from the page order for loose leaf inserts. For example, the page 1 will go together with page 2 for loose leaf inserts but you will find the 1st page will be joined together with the last page in bookbinding order for booklet. Here is the illustration of the page orders for loose leaf inserts and for booklet.   The...

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Week 11,12 – Re-arrange your inserts for Planning – Life Mapping Weekly Chit Chat

When we talk about using LM inserts v02.1 for planning, most of you will mention the Charts. Yes it is an effective tool which I am using everyday for planning and tracking. My Monthly Chart (Mar) You can use the monthly chart to track hourly routines too. Use Yearly Chart to track weight, etc. Recently, Joshua has highlighted an issue when he was trying to set up v02.1 for work and projects which the arrangement of the pages will make the Monthly chart visually block the daily pages. I suddenly realized that because I have been using my v02.1 more for recording and tracking...

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Week 10 – My Portable Workstation – Life Mapping Weekly Chit Chat

This week I would like to feature how I transfer a"Bag in Bag" Organizer into my little Portable Filofax Workstation. I use it only inside my house. Why I need a portable workstation? Because I draw a lot and do color coding which need more than 20 pens/pencils. I am journaling too so I like to bring my Filos with me everywhere in my house when I am working in my study room, playing coaching my kids in kids' rooms or relaxing on sofa etc. Why I prefer to use a bag but not a big pencil box? I love Smiggle style pencil box but pencil box dose not work well in my house. If I use a pencil...

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Week 9 – Dashboard, Sections & Tabs – Life Mapping Weekly Chit Chat

I've made some changes to all my ring binders's dashboards. It's pain to me because I hand drew my dashboards and they are pretty but they affected my productivity everyday. My dashboards (before) --- pretty as a cover but they have no use to me other than put my name on them. When I go shopping with my pocket Filo, it's a pain to flip my pages and to locate my shopping list. I insisted to not stick my shopping list on my dashboard because I didn't want to cover my pretty covers. Sounds silly, but I did this for years.  So finally, last week, I can not stand this any more and I turned...

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Week 7 & 8 – Highlight – Life Mapping Weekly Chit Chat

In week 7 and 8,  I would like to talk about "Highlight". Before I start, here is the link to the "Life Mapping Community" Facebook group. This community was created to allow users of this system the opportunity to learn new things, show and tell or for those members not familiar with "life mapping" to learn all about it. The stationery I was using,   From right to left, they are:   "FriXion light" highlighters that match my color coding -- I choose this brand because this is the only brand I know that will not bleed through my inserts Sticky Arrows in Neon color...

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Week 6 – Archiving & Searching II – Life Mapping Weekly Chit Chat

Good day!  Do you know, we now have our very first Facebook Group --- DIYFish Life Mapping Community! --- that created and managed by Danielle L. Paulson. It is a community based group of planner enthusiast of the Life Mapping planning system! This community was created as a resource for users of the system, whether it be printing, cutting, decorating, and more --- Really appreciate Danielle <3. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ We all know that the more pages we have, the more challenging the search could be. Last week I talked about...

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