Thursday Templates

This weeks template is a generic Monthly calendar in A4 Landscape.

You can adapt it to any month of the year and it has a simple Key at the bottom so that you can colour code the important things.

This size also works really well if you use stickers as the days are quite large spaces. I use this in my planner as a precursor to the Daily page (Day) for each day of the month.

These two templates are both available on the templates page of this blog and made available to you for your personal use. Daily and Monthly pages designed for Students will be made available in the next few weeks, so follow this page or Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest posts.



Monday Madness

Mad Monday Microsoft Shortcuts

Shortcuts are all about minimising the amount of clicks required when working on our computers by not taking our hands of the keyboard to locate and grab the mouse to activate a command making our efforts more efficient.

We are aware that they exist, we all know and use a few and know how great they can be but no one knows them all or even a vast range because unless they are used regularly of course we will forget them.

Every Monday I will post a short cut with an explanation on Why and How to use it. Print it out and stick it up on your wall and try it for a few days. If you are still using it on Friday you can be guaranteed that you need this particular shortcut.

Like our Facebook Page and/or follow our Blog and receive the Mad Monday Posts every week, you never know, you might find a shortcut or two that you did not know about and that is of use to you.

Control (Ctrl) Backspace

The Backspace button is a lifesaver and everybody’s friend as it gets us out of trouble time and again but only rids us of one character at a time. Ctrl Backspace on the other hand discretely gets rid of a WHOLE WORD at a time. Just like Magic.

WHY – To erase a Whole word at a time

HOW – Hold down the CTRL & Backspace

Monthly Planner

This Monthly calendar has a Month View per A4 page, this planner is the perfect precursor to the Day Planner previously published in this blog.

There is a small Key at the bottom to allow for several things to be colour coded.

Follow this blog or Like the Facebook page to keep up with the latest templates as they are added, it is our aim that by the end of the year to have enough templates uploaded to enable you to make a planner of your own to suit your needs.


Day Planner

It has taken me many years and countless diaries to come to the conclusion that I needed to design a planner myself to ensure it worked for me, If you don’t have the time or energy to do so feel free to have a look at these templates and use them if you think they might work for you.

This Day planner is designed for the person who needs to be in several places or meet with numerous people during the day.

It has several TO DO lists for the day to ensure that you are able to stay on top of the top priorities as well as the minor things, all while being aware of Where you are supposed to be at a specific time. You can not have TOO many To Do Lists.

See also the article on DayPlanners from a previous post.


There are countless planners available both electronic and paper format, I have spent an unimaginable amount of money of diaries and planners every year believing that this years is the perfect layout for me.

About 2 years ago I came across the phenomenon of PRINTABLES online and designing your own planner, there are some amazing templates available and some very creative people designing them.

Over a period of a few months I created a Day Planner Page that works for me in an office environment and I would print it on the reverse side of otherwise scrap paper and I share it with you. Day Over time I will add more templates, keep an eye out for the New Page TEMPLATES coming soon.




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Feeling Overwhelmed

Not quite all over it, feeling anxious or even waking up at the dreaded 2.30am every morning thinking about you possibly have not covered or thinking about the coming day?

A simple tracking tool such as a spreadsheet, a diary or your Calendar on your computer can help you. There are a myriad of planners and To Do List online you can check out or drop us an email and we can customise a system that works for you.