Time Management

First page - calendars for Filofax Personal

Three calendars: the big one on a page for the year 2011 in a personal way of draw, the two small on another page for the years 2010 and 2012, in a more classical fashion.

Builded with Scribus and a python script for the automatic setting of the calendars.

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Usage advice: 

Print it front-back on a single sheet, cut, punch and insert them in your personal filofax.

Two attachments:
FirstPage.pdf, the printable template,
FirstPage.zip, the Scribus source file.

Enjoy.

Paper size: 
Other
License: 
GPL
Applications required: 
Any pdf viewer, Scribus.
Language: 
English

Aug through Dec 2010 Daily Calendar Pages - Letter Size

Daily calendar pages for September through December 2010 with columns for "Priority To Do" and "Want to Do," as well as an "Appointments" column with times (my day starts at 4:45am so the first time row is 4am). There is a small area to write in Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, and a "Notes for Today" area to put things like "Hubby out of town" or "Jane's Birthday."

I just put a link to my site because I was hitting the disk quota when I tried to upload the files.

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Usage advice: 

I'm sorry for the wonky margins. OpenOffice Draw (and the consequent pdf that I make from it) is pushing the entire page to the right by one-quarter inch, and I cannot figure out why. So I'm just manually adjusting for it.

Paper size: 
Letter
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Either Adobe Reader or OpenOffice Draw. I've uploaded both files.
Language: 
English

SamAgenda - a Scribus script for planners

Simple "ruled week on two pages" planner creation wizard for Scribus.
It creates an agenda for a given year and a given language in the Filofax Personal format, on a A4 page, three sheets per page. Just cut and punch the sheets, and close them into the binder.

DESCRIPTION & USAGE:
It's a python script that automates the process of creation a planner in Scribus.
Just unzip the script and copy it into the directory ~\usr\share\scribus\scripts\ (or something similar, depending on your operating system). This way you will have in Scribus a new menu item into the menu [Script] - [Scribus Scripts] : 'SamAgenda'. Click on it and enjoy.

This script take a bit longer time to elaborate the full document, so don't be hurry. Take a look at the progressbar at the bottom of the Scribus main window.

In the "Eng2010.pdf.zip" attachment you can see an example of what i've done in scribus with my script in just 25 seconds: a complete english planner for the year 2010.

Every comment or suggestion is welcome!.

Update: version 0.2
- Discarded the 'calendar' module importation. The standard python module 'calendar.py' seems to be not fully updated on some operating systems (thanks to ygor at diyplanner.com for his great collaboration).
- Added a counter at the upper right side of the page.
- Some minor bugs resolution and cosmethic changes.

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Usage advice: 

Script for Scribus.
Scribus is an Open Source program that brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4/eComStation and Windows desktops with a combination of "press-ready" output and new approaches to page layout.
Underneath the modern and user friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, separations, Spot Colors, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation. (from the Scribus site).

Paper size: 
Other
License: 
GPL
Applications required: 
Scribus; any pdf viewer; the font "Century Schoolbook L"
Language: 
python

Chaos Oasis

Due to RL concerns, Oasis underwent several revisions and was delayed by almost a year. The final version is a letter sized integrated, streamlined, adaptable Life Managment Center. Rather than hit every hour of each day, Oasis gives you space to plan the things that are important to you. Everyday life is a hectic mix of home, work, family, social obligations, and creative endevors--get Oasis and come in out of the storm.

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Leave conformity behind; decide what you need to track and plan. Suddenly time conforms to your schedule-- that is Oasis.

*Oasis is a perpetual calendar. Enter the starting year, day, and weekly planner start day on the main page. You can start the yearly, monthly, and weekly pages on any day of the week you choose. Traditional Sunday? Go-getter Monday? Wacky Wednesday? Oasis will automatically format the calendars for dates and day titles.

*I punch holes on both the left and right sides of the Monthly and Weekly Pages after printing them front to back. Each week or Month, I insert the Monthly page on the left side of the binder and the weekly page on the right. When the week changes, I just move/flip the pages so that the month is still on the left and the week is still on the right. No more transferring, no more writing on an uncomfortable side of the page. Left handed? Reverse and put the month on the right.

* I find it easiest to keep major appointments on the monthly page.

*The Weekly page has 1 small and 5 large sections per day to track whatever you want. Use them for meals, subjects, social obligations, to do lists, tracking, or anything you can think of. Every week does not have to be the same. One week may be more family focused, another may be more appointment focused. Use morning noon and night headings for a more traditional feel. Track feeding times, or solve writing problems--there is no set category. It prints in 12 week increments, but you can print out as few or as many pages as you need.

*The good behavior chart is gridded for small round stickers (get a book with 1000's at any dollar store.) Adapt the behavior for your child's problem areas. And remember to accentuate the positive! No Don'ts allowed. :)

*I've included a basic lesson planner for home school use. This is very adaptable to homework assignments, ongoing projects, daily chores, medication usage, or other tracking/planning issues.

*Household tab gives a quick integrated list of what needs to happen in each room of your house. Update it for your personal use. It also has a quick tracking reference for recurring schedules and phone numbers.

*Also included is a tab of lined note pages and a tab to track birthdays, address, and phone numbers.

This work is entirely my own. It is my baby and was very labor intensive; please do not sell it in any capacity. You may alter it for your personal use and you may freely redistribute it as long as you give credit.

Cheryl Williams
euphrasyne at yahoo.com

Paper size: 
Letter
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Microsoft Excel
Language: 
English

Interchangable Goal/ Project Plan (Vertical Planning)

Sheet for more "vertical" project or goal planning . I haven't tried to use it yet, so I don't know where the bugs are, if there are any.

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Usage advice: 

It's a 2up,front - back document has the "steps" list. Uses Papyrus font. Used the DIY Widget Kit and Inkscape (which is awesome, thanks ygor) to build it.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader, Inkscape, etc... (anything that opens adobe PDFs)
Language: 
English

Running Project Inventory

It's a running project inventory with a place on the right for status updates and a check box on the left for completion.

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Usage advice: 

It's a running project inventory based off the work of others on the DIY site. I haven't decided what the "Key" might be for the status fields, but I figured it'd be easier to work off of a running inventory for a while before re-consolidating on a new list. You could use letters or symbols to indicate that the project has stalled, is awaiting approval, etc... It's in classic size, 2-up format in PDF, staggered for front/back printing. Play with it when you print it. Anytime I print 2-up PDFs front/back, I screw it up once... well, twice probably... Also, if you're going to edit in Inkscape or something, it's in Papyrus font.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader, Inkscape, etc... (anything that opens adobe PDFs)
Language: 
English

2 pg weekly planner, Classic

Someone posted a DIY version of the Levenger Multi-tasker planner for us. I took that template and modified it to include a menu planner and space for weekly tasks/notes and a task list. I included a line at the top for the daily weather because that usually plays a part in my planning.

Usage advice: 

I've left some of my personal weekly check off tasks, and modified the ones I didn't want to share. That whole section can be removed and replaced with more lines for notes. This is an old MS Word file, so it should be easy enough to modify, including putting actual times in the appointment section if you prefer. It uses a lot of tables, the print preview function will show which lines don't actually show up when printing.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
MS Word or Open Office
Language: 
English

July and Aug 2010 Daily Calendar Pages - Letter Size

Daily calendar pages for July and August 2010 with columns for "Priority To Do" and "Want to Do," as well as an "Appointments" column with times (my day starts at 4:45am so the first time row is 4am). There is a small area to write in Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, and a "Notes for Today" area to put things like "Hubby out of town" or "Jane's Birthday."

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daily_letter_July2010.jpg
Usage advice: 

I'm sorry for the wonky margins. OpenOffice Draw (and the consequent pdf that I make from it) is pushing the entire page to the right by one-quarter inch, and I cannot figure out why. So I'm just manually adjusting for it.

Paper size: 
Letter
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Either Adobe Reader or OpenOffice Draw. I've uploaded both files.
Language: 
English

Time Logging/Tacking Sheet

I was looking for a way to track my time, only by putting x's and made this template.

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Usage advice: 

On top you note down the tasks or projects you are working on, and you only have to put a x every quarter under the task.

I added the excel sheet also, so you can modify it to suit your needs.

Paper size: 
A4
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Excel
Language: 
English
Dutch