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Jibun Techo 2017

Since there isn't much information available about the Jibun Techo in English, and the sizes aren't the standards we use in the West, lots of people are wondering about the sizes of the Jibun Techos.

I only have the A5 Slim version of the Jibun Techo. There's ...

How I'm using my Jibun Techo

Jibun Techo

I've had my Jibun Techo for about two months now, so I've had time to experiment with how I want to use it. I still love it, but I've tried a few different ways of incorporating it into my planning setup and wanted to share what worked ...

Monthly Review: November 2016

Door and window

Last month's review. All monthly reviews.

What went well this month

  • Finished a full four-week workout plan in the Nike+ Training Club app. Counterintuitively, upping my plan to 5-6 workouts per week actually worked better than only doing 1-3 workouts per week. I'm not convinced I can see ...

How I use Todoist, updated

It's been nearly a year since I wrote about how I use Todoist to manage my tasks and projects. This post has been one of my most popular this year, so I wanted to do a follow up to explain how I've changed my process recently.

I've ...

Healthy habits and hacks


I've been making a few small changes lately to my daily habits and how I set up my day. While each of these is a small change, altogether they've improved how productive I am, and reduced my stress levels.

Google calendar emails

I use Google calendar for all ...

2017 planner setup

Second Hobonichi order

My second (and last) Hobonichi order arrived this week, so I'm finally all set for 2017. I've changed my mind a few times in the past couple of months about what setup I want for my 2017 planners, and no doubt I'll change my mind throughout the ...

Review: Slice Planner

I was recently offered a prototype of a new "augmented reality notebook" to review. The Slice Planner is a hybrid digital/analogue notebook that you can support on Kickstarter right now. Thanks to the Slice Planner team for sending out a prototype for me to review.

Slice Planner hard cover

I haven't reviewed ...

2017 Jibun Techo

Jibun Techo with Pilot Custom Heritage 92

I received a new toy to play with a couple of days ago, called a Jibun Techo. It's a planner from Japan that's competing with Hobonichi, but it seems much more rare to see these in the wild, so I've had lots of questions about it.

I ...

Sketchnotes: Single-tasking

I create sketchnotes as part of my research process when working on articles for my freelance clients. See all my posts about sketchnotes here.

sketchnotes 1

sketchnotes 2

Finished article: Forget multitasking! How to improve your focus and productivity with single-tasking

For more sketchnotes, follow me on Instagram. For more of my writing, sign ...

Monthly Review: October 2016

sunny walk

Last month's review. All monthly reviews.

What did I complete that I am proud of this month?

✔️ My fifth magazine/feature article pitch (5 was my goal for the year)

✔️ Huge progress on Exist for iOS, both fixing stuff in the location branch and building/improving the food branch ...

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