I’ve been looking at the videos on YouTube regarding the Chronodex and I have to say, I’m completely puzzled by it. The designers talk about needing a visual representation of how the day unfolds and use a clock face template to achieve this.
It’s an interesting look and I played with it. I’m not real fond of the linear time found on most agendas. However, the levels were confusing and I don’t like to write things twice, which I felt like I was doing with this (with all the version of the chronodex really). I looked at a version called the Spiraldex, designed by Kent from Oz.
I even attempted to design my own.
I kept messing up when I moved from 11 am (the bottom ring) to 12 pm (the top ring). I’m a little OCD and that sort of mistake bothered me no end so I ended up wasting more paper and time with this.
Finally I defaulted to a traditional nursing model. The three shift (8 hours) give a nice representation of how I think about my day. It probably wouldn’t work for the Chronodex (spiraldex) crowd but it has a nice familiar pattern for me.
This gives me room to write events in time blocks and still have a separate to-do list. This is one that I did for today.
I decided not to Chronodex but still ended up tweaking a system until I found what worked for me.
On a lighter note, I got a new tote for work. A friend was selling off some of her purses to raise money for a pet rat rescue. So I decided to help and get myself a pretty pink tote while I was at it. It’s Ralph Lauren, a nice quality leather and goes very nicely with my original fluro pink Filo wallet.
Loving life in pink!!