Future Planning Papers

Since I’ve gotten away from the weekly and daily planner inserts, I’ve been trying to figure out a way to mark down future/day-specific To Do’s without them getting lost in my brain dump notebook.

The idea came to me at work. With the budget year coming to a close, I was making myself some notes about things that needed to be down on specific days once the new budget year opened up.

All I’m doing is taking scratch paper, dating it, and writing the day-specific tasks on it.

Future Planning Papers (1) Future Planning Papers (2)

But, Cori, why not just use Day on 1 Page (DO1P) inserts? Or other preprinted inserts?

If you have a traditional style planner, go for it! But I’m using the Bullet Journal method right now, and this method doesn’t allow for easy future planning. (Post written before Ryder Carroll came out with his new video.) This is a major complaint I’ve seen on the Bullet Journaling Facebook groups.

This is working for me. I don’t have a piece of paper for every day, just the days where I know I’m going to have day-specific tasks. When I do my daily bullet journal set up, I make sure to add the tasks from the paper. Once they are added to my list, I recycle the scratch paper.

© Cori Large June 27, 2015

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Danielle
    Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:08:48

    I’m new to the planner world, so I’ve never heard of the Bullet Journal method. Now I have something new to check out. Thanks for sharing!


  2. Antonio
    Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:58:29

    This is what we did in the military. I gave my soldiers sheets that they use when they were going to have a day of duty specific tasks. They work great as a visual tool to help them accomplish their tasks.

    Do you like the Bullet Journal? I am still on the fence with it. I may re look it this weekend. Thanks for this post! 🙂


    • caendicott
      Aug 28, 2015 @ 13:05:17

      Thank you for your service.

      Over the summer, the BuJo system worked great for me, but I may have to switch back to something more structured. That’s one thing I love about the BuJo system, I can stop and start it when I need to. I just pick up where I left off.


  3. dani
    Aug 28, 2015 @ 15:34:56

    I don’t think I could survive without my planner. but this is a good alternative to consider.

    xoxo dani


    • caendicott
      Aug 28, 2015 @ 15:41:34

      Oh, I can’t survive without mine either, but when I was using the bullet journaling system, this was a way for me to do future planning.


  4. Candy
    Oct 27, 2016 @ 12:44:11

    Making a list each night for the next day works for me


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