We keep up on our daily tasks with calendars and to-do lists, but they can get cluttered quickly, and still don’t always help us manage our day-to-day routing. Blogger Adam King recommends an interesting circular calendar that will help organise your days.
King gets his inspiration from a product called the Chrononotebook:
The Chronotebook has you schedule your time out using hours mapped out on the radii of a circle, much like the face of an analogue clock. You use one circle for morning, and one for afternoon. It doesn’t feel as rigid as a conventional, linear dayplanner format does, you’ve got more room for expanded notes on whichever particular parts of your day happen to generate notes, and – let’s face it – I’m a sucker for novelty (which, it turns out, stimulates dopamine.)
As well, it’s a system that reminds me that days and years and life itself are inherently cyclical, as opposed to purely linear, and so challenges me by its very form to begin looking for patterns and recognising habits—good or bad—where I might not have noticed them before.
Thus, while you can still focus on the one or two (or ten) important tasks facing your that day, you can also organise your daily routine, enforce good habits, and relieve a bit of that stress that comes with having an unorganised day. King then took the Chrononotebook and revised it into his own, slightly modified version he calls “The Daily Rind”, which starts the day when he wakes up (instead of midnight) and allows for a bit more flexibility. Hit the link to read more about how he organises it.