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I love the PocketMod. The ability to choose what I want to see in a limited-size planner is amazing. The flexibility allows me to use everything I put in. The size is good to tuck into a pocket of even the most professional of clothes.
For those not familiar with PocketMod, it’s a method of assembling a recyclable, customized planner on one sheet of paper; then with a bit of folding and one cut, you have a nice booklet. Two sites allow you to make PocketMods: the original, PocketMod and RePocketMod.
I started back with PocketMods a couple of months ago. I like the ability to not check electronics. If I am working at my computer, electronics are great. If I’m not, I don’t check, and consequently forget things. So writing everything down works well.
The thing is, the PocketMod has 8 panels, so if I want to do a list for each day plus a calendar, I have room for nothing else. And I like to be able to see what is on the schedule for next week, plus upcoming deadlines.
I worked with two pocket mods at one point: one for Monday through Wednesday plus planning, and one for the rest of the week. But I had a hard time remembering to switch, and rewriting the calendar was a pain.
It was completely by accident that my two weekly PocketMods slid together. But I realized it didn’t add that much bulk, and doubled my usable space.
So right now, I am using one PocketMod that contains my planning, and in the middle sits my daily lists. I hold them together with a rubber band down the spine. I put it in the back of my scribble notebook, so I have it with me always.
This method is allowing me to get away from the electronics and have a place to work with paper.
I have a tendency to go back and forth to paper. I’m beginning to think that my particular style of time management requires something that is not a habit – because otherwise I overlook it. And for now, the PocketMod is serving that purpose.
Photo by Matt Biddulph