Zeitgeber Planner Insert for the Midori TN

***I volunteered to do a beta test on a traveler’s notebook insert. I received this insert file in exchange for a blog post review and YouTube video.***

Background:

Zeitgeber Planners is a task and project oriented planner. Originally available for ring-bound planners (Filofax, Franklin Covey, etc.), there is a traveler’s notebook insert available. It is still in beta testing and not available for sale yet. The ring-bound planner sets come in three sizes: compact, personal, and classic/A5. These sets are reasonably priced. The webpage has more information.

For the traveler’s notebook insert, I received the Project Management Pages, but not the Daily Pages.

Walk Through:

Front cover: 31 line list w/ a tracker box with 7 squares. I did not use this cover because my folding technique made the tracking boxes virtually unusable.

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Month on 2 pages, unlined, with monthly goal or to do boxes on the left for work, home, and personal.

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Week on 2 page set up. Left page was broken up into Work, Home, and Personal with boxes for Managing tasks and a Focus box under each. There was also a box to mark down Calls and Emails, and a Go box. Not sure what the Go box was for. Errands maybe?

The right page had a Monday to Sunday vertical chart, running 5 am through 9 pm, in hourly increments. There is a longer rectangle underneath the 9 pm box. This box could be used for meal planning, important reminders, exercise, etc. Also at the bottom of the page, there is an eight line tracker, going Monday to Sunday.

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The May booklet had 6 weekly set ups, the last going well into the first week of June.

Back Cover: a simple future log for the upcoming three months, and a blank box for whatever other notes you want to make.

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What I liked:

I liked the tracking boxes on each week. It saved me from having to write my routine over and over in tight vertical layout.

I do like the Manage/Focus boxes. The way I used them: Manage was my routine and Focus was something specific I hoped to get done.

What I did not like:

I did not like how small the vertical layout was. I have big handwriting, and even using my Colecto 5mm doesn’t work. I like being more specific with my daily list, and wasn’t able to do that here.

I also had a hard time folding this insert properly. I tried watching the video on the website, but I didn’t find it to be much help.

Take Away:

This insert was the first printable I’ve used, aside from ones I made myself, so I did have trouble getting it to print correctly. This is a nice insert, but it’s not for me. The vertical chart is just too small.

YouTube video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RabKCbiXRVU

© Cori Large 6/17/2016

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13 Responses to Zeitgeber Planner Insert for the Midori TN

  1. candy says:

    Like it is an insert. Small lines might be a problem. I do like writing bigger and take up a lot of space.

  2. Valerie says:

    I like that it’s an insert too. Bigger writing is better.

  3. I’m with you, I write big as well. I’ve recently started using a white board for my weekly to-do lists but I’ll always be in love with paper!

  4. Emily says:

    I write big too 🙁 But I do love the hourly planning 🙂

  5. Liz Mays says:

    I like the vertical chart, but the boxes seem small to me. With a bit of resizing, this could work though.

  6. I can do the vertical but this doesn’t seem like something that makes me thing tales from a polk county girl. You normally have such bright and colorful stuff.

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