I discovered these pages quite a while ago and was instantly overwhelmed. But after watching a couple of videos by MaryAnne Moll in which she explained how she does it, I decided they might be a good solution to my chaotic schedule. Instead of making a daily to-do list, I would simply record what I did in pre-determined boxes on my planner pages.
So I printed off Maryanne's pages from her Etsy shop (paperloveforever) and tried to use them exactly the way she did.
MaryAnne has a page that allows you to do just that.
So I tweaked the left side and made a new right side.
page to try.
I modified the tracking page one more time.
So, I went back to my Franklin Covey two pages per day - at least for now. And I realized I actually do "track" on those pages. MaryAnne talks about one benefit of tracking being the ability to retrieve information quickly because you know exactly where to find it. That's the way I use my Franklin Covey pages.
By my Franklin Covey hasn't been working for me for a while. I either need a different system or a different way to use it that works for my unpredictable schedule. So in the meantime, I'm looking into the GTD method of getting things done. I've been looking at other people's set-ups and reading articles about the system. A friend who uses GTD suggested I actually read David Allen's book and learn about the technique first hand instead of reading about it second hand. That made perfect sense so that's what I'm doing now.
NOTE: I LOVE MaryAnne's pages. Even though they didn't work for me, they are a great way to manage your time and life and are more fun than traditional methods. So if your current system isn't working, give them a try. And for the record, I am not receiving any compensation from MaryAnne. I just like her products.