To Chronodex or Not to Chronodex

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.

Chronodex on Kate Smith's blog. The different levels are confusing.

Chronodex on Kate Smith’s blog. The different levels are confusing.

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.

Spiraldex from Kent from Oz's blog. I use to work night shift and still like to see those hours represented. Not a big deal unless you work nights, then you need the full 24.

Spiraldex from Kent from Oz’s blog. I used to work night shift and still like to see those hours represented. Not a big deal unless you work nights, then you need the full twenty-four hours.

I even attempted to design my own.

My version of the chronodex system.

My version of the chronodex system.

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.

updated new system

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.

new system

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.

rl purse

Loving life in pink!!

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