The current state of my Midori Traveler’s Notebook


I made another video about my Traveler’s Notebook. I am excited because I have found something that has worked for me! Because of this, I am feeling much less scatter-brained lately. I love how the Traveler’s Notebook has evolved and changed with me as I develop what works. I thought it would be fun to show you that evolution.


Here are some links to things addressed in the video.

  • Bullet Journal. I have been doing this with great success. My favorite thing about it is the index. It’s brilliant. Now those scatter-brained ideas can be found! I love using the Midori 2 month blank calendars for this. They work perfectly with the Bullet Journal system.
  • Chronodex. Still not completely sure what this is all about but it seems to be working for me. I guess I like the visual representation of my day. I can take one look at my Chronodex for the day and know where I am supposed to be. I also like my ritual at the beginning of the day of coloring in the different spaces. It’s a nice way for me to get focused on work in the morning. I started out with the journal that Patrick Ng graciously provides for free but have moved on to my own way of using it. I simply tape in a printout of the blank Chronodex template for each day. I don’t use it to track what I am doing each moment (as it is supposed to be used), I use it to help me keep track of where I am supposed to be during the day.
  • I’ve been buying my Midori stuff at Baum-Kuchen.

I should note that I just bought a passport-sized Traveler’s Notebook. I am planning on using that for my Bullet Journal/work stuff. The small size lends itself well for carrying around in my pocket all day.  That is the plan, anyway. I will let you know how it works out!

In the meantime, I will use the regular-sized Traveler’s notebook for creative stuff. Sketching, photography, etc.

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