31 Jul 2010

how my finchley rose is organised: part 2b

Following on from the beast of the post 2a, here is the second part of part two. (Can I be any more confusing? Stay tuned and find out!)

As you can see from the picture, you can see a sticky note with the title 'The Drive of Life' and the numbers 1-60 written on it. This is because I am currently watching a Hong Kong drama from a few years back which I never finished. I am crossing off episodes I have seen as I watch them to make sure I can carry on where I left off.

Next, the week of the 19th of July. This is just to show you how I use my Filofax. As you can see, I use boxes and a to do list for each day if necessary and then I tick the box if I have accomplished that. Then I have sticky notes with various things stuck all over the place! I use the brown ruler as the 'real' today ruler and I use the black one for my lists tab as I am always adding to my 'to do before I die' list.

Onto my to do list. I colour code things according to urgency. Orange for things that need to be done before the start of my second year at uni, green for short term things (i.e. up to one month), pink for long term (up to 5 months), blue for immaediate (the coming week), purple for urgent (one to three days) and gold for other (the time frame specified). I can tick it off in the box when I've done the stuff. The urgency is written in it's required colour and then the actual to do item is written in my normal blue or black ink as that contrasts the colours best.

Finally, I have 'main' tabs which are: projects, diary and notes. I have found no use for the addresses tab apart from being a waste of space and the to do tab is not necessary for reasons explained in part 2a.


  1. I love your writing! Your Filo looks awesome - I love the colour! Is it still available? It sounds like you have made it work well for you! Congrats!

  2. Thanks :) My handwriting tends to change with my mood as you can see in the pictures above! There is very little consistency.

    The colour is vintage rose, which I *think* is still available at Filofax France but I got mine cheap (And brand new) off eBay so if you can wait, eBay is a good place to look on :)

  3. @silver_elixir if you do a search in google shopping there are sooooo many vintage rose

    @paperrushblog i am really interested in how you track the coursework that is due during the term. i would love to see you do a post on that!

  4. Colie - I'll make sure I do a post on how I use my Filo for courseworks last year and if anything will change for this year! I haven't given it much thought so last year's system must have worked quite well!