I’m spending way too much time thinking about a 2010 planner. I could get a generic planner through work for free yet I’m browsing at Borders for Moleskine and other nicer planners. The funny thing is that I always start off with a paper planner and then end up relying on a crazy combination of electronic (yahoo and microsoft office calendar), post-it notes, Excel spreadsheets and the planner.
For the last few years, I’ve just opted for the free generic calendar. However, there is something about modern, well-designed calendars that make me feel less of an office drone. I also realized that I operate better if there is a to-do list section that is not so rigid or time-sensitive. (Most office planners emphasize Monday-through-Friday and don’t have much blank space for miscellaneous notes. I guess the assumption is that you can’t put off things week after week. I tend to have a list of low-pri “things to do” that migrate from week to week.)
As you can see, I’m over-thinking this!