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My 2015 Planner Setup

I have been in my 2015 setup for almost a month and archived my 2014 planner book yesterday. In 2014, I have tried many different sizes from pocket, A6, Personal to Midori Standard. It's fun to explore different sizes and see if they fit. But when I have to archive them, it became a kind of pain because they are uneven. So I decided I have to stick to one size in 2015 which is personal size.  Other than the size, there are several changes of my 2015 planning too. First, I bought a Van der Speck Touch Me Standard in Jan with 30mm rings. It has soft and robust leather and functional...

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“Stop Duplicating Your Schedule” in Life Mapping System

In this post I would like to share how I avoid "duplicating" when I am using Life Mapping Inserts. I will use LMI version 2 as an example. With LMI v2, you can have your month, week and day all in one glance. (For more information about LMI v2, please check here.) It can be bored and a waste of time if you write everything down in monthly calendar and then write again in weekly calendar and daily pages. Why you repeat everything again and again when you already have everything at one glance? The common answer I get is "I worried I will miss out something if I do not repeat them in every single...

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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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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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Week 5 – Planning & Searching – Life Mapping Weekly Chit Chat

In Week 5 of 2014, I've started planning my Feb ~ Here is the pre-planed Feb Monthly Calendar~ You may noticed that I was no longer using MarkIt Dots but draw Squares to mark my events. This is because, Draw squares are more easier and time saving than locate the MarkIt Dots with the color I want, peel it off and stick it on my calendar; I worried that the MarkIt dots will drop after years. Who knows. Another thing I would like to feature in this week's Chit Chat is how I make my records searchable. I did quite a lot of testings and found that the method below suits me quite...

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Week 4 – How to concentrate on To-Dos – Life Mapping Weekly Chit Chat

It is good if you are able to handle everything with only one planner. At least I love to do so. Life Mapping Inserts V02.1 is designed for this so you will have enough room and space to plan/track/record your work and personal life all together. Then the question appears, will that be too overwhelming and how to concentrate on what we need to do every week/everyday? Here are the simple steps to help you out ~ Write down your To-Do list of the week on Weekly one-fold page as showed below when you plan your week; Start with "Must to be Done List" (let's call this List 1). Write down List 1 on your...

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Week 3– Color Coding & Index – Life Mapping Weekly Chit Chat

My January Calendar is now very crowded . I plan, I record, but these do not mean I wanna everything to be searchable in future. Normally I would like only my important events, kids' milestones, book/movie reviews to be searchable.  So I use color coding & Index Page Marker , with which I am able to write wherever I like on the inserts. Then I will put my color code beside those special notes/to-dos/journal, and fill that color code in the side bar. Purple in my color code stands for my hobbies. I watched "Awakening" on 17 Jan. To make this searchable, I draw a purple icon...

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All about LMI v02.1

In this post, I will talk about, What is LMI v02.1? How to print and cut  LMI v02.1? LMI v02 Reviews Please note, all the  images are clickable to be enlarged. A summary of "What's the difference between v02 and v02.1" The dates in Monthly Calendar line up vertically to match the dates in Weekly Calendar For personal size, the cells in Monthly Calendar is wider. So on the other hand, the cells in Weekly Calendar is shorter. The space that used to have weekly chart is now the extension of Weekly Calendar for weekly meal planning or other purpose. In LMI v02.1, the weekly...

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