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DIY Filofax Personal Organizer

I’ve wanted a Filofax since the heavens opened up on me and showed me their beauty. But alas, there is little I love about them other than the aesthetics. The price and what you get inside for it is a bit of a turn off for me. The one shining glory of Filofaxes in my eyes is their quality- these things are built to last. I will probably end up getting on eventually. But for now, I have some beef, people! The idea of a...

Summer – Surefire Ways to Prepare for the Sc...

In the spirit of the conversation here for the last few weeks (and given the fact that the summer is almost over) I thought it would be timely to post a few more ideas about how to spend your time in between semesters. Granted, my perspective is probably a little bit different – but this is a good thing. Like all of you, school isn’t the only thing I do; I also work full time, and I’m a husband and father. That being...

Exam Prep for the Visual Learner

  I have 2 weekend, 3 weeks and 3 blue Post-Its until my first exam. Yes- 3 blue Post-Its. See: My first exam is the first blue blue Post-It in the third row, and there are three blue Post-Its before it. The green Post-Its are the weekends I have to study (far right), and the yellow ones are days where I don’t currently have any event scheduled that will require my mental or physical energy. (I apologize for the...

7 Reasons Why I Love OmniFocus (and Why You Should...

“You can’t expect to meet the challenges of today with yesterday’s tools and expect to be in business tomorrow.” One of the biggest challenges of GTD lies is finding the right tools and system for you. There are many tools available across all platforms, including online. The hardest part is choosing a single tool that fits your personal needs, and ultimately something that you will stick to and not...

My Tools for Getting Stuff Done

I wrote a post last week called “The 3 Step Plan to Owning Your Task List”, in which I talked a bit about the few productivity principles that have become critical in my life as a student. I’ve read a number of productivity books, and enjoyed many of them, but it’s always boiled down to the three points I mention in the post. This time, I’m going to show you a bit of my brain, and detail my...

The 3 Step Plan to Owning Your Task List

(Image source: Flickr) In my experience, keeping track of all the things I have to do as a student is very difficult. I have my daily reading, my bigger assignments, my part-time job, my clubs and organizations, my writing- there’s a lot of variance in my life, and thus in my task list. Because of this, things tend to pile up. I end up with lots of mundane, small tasks that need to get done, but easily fall by the...