Earlier this year I posted a summary of a 5-day liveblogging of my day. I made a grid in Excel that helped me visualize not only where the time had gone, but what kind of time it happened to be. This was an interesting exercise, and I made a 5-day planning format form loosely based on the Emergent Task Planner. For more information, read the Five day Planner (P5P) Page.
It’s pretty straightforward, which is why it’s called the “Plain Old 5-Day Planner”. Basic grid paper, downloadable as a PDF. You’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to print it out. Updates for 2010 are minor; I just added separate “starting hour” times for each of the five days by request.
- Fill in the hours on the left-hand side.
- Jot down what you need to do, when.
- Keep notes on the right-hand side.
Download 2010 Updates to the Plain 5-Day Plannery