Tuesday, May 6, 2014

365/30 Filo List and DIYFish

Hi everyone! After so many weeks of being MIA, I finally got around to doing another blog post. YEY! I've been terribly busy for the past month and I was not able to find time to face my blog. Add to that the fact that I can't find anything at all that I want to blog about. (Weird.) Anyhow, today I'm going to talk about how I'm doing the 365/30 Filofax List Challenge. 

For those of you who are not familiar with this, the 365/30 List is a series of daily prompts that is made by members of the 365/30 List (Philofaxers) facebook group.  Every month, a member volunteers to create the prompts and everyone answers it. This is perfect for those who love making lists and journaling. 

Usually, I edit the prompts in Photoshop, print it on a personal sized paper and put it in my Filofax. This way I am able to keep track of every question and mark them off when I'm done. And it does not hurt that by doing so, I add decoration to my pages (sort of). 

However, this time around I was not able to print my edited prompts since our printer decided to give up. Sigh.  Sometimes, the universe is seriously conspiring against me. LOL.

Kidding aside, for those of you who are interested in printing out the list I've edited, I will put the link down below for free download. :) 

Actually, I have been doing the Lists for quite some time now however I am not always able to finish each month. Maybe it's because of the fact that I was using a separate notebook and I always lost track of my lists or I would give up on it halfway through.

Fortunately, this problem was rectified when I started using my DIYFish Life Mapping Insert

It's no secret that I love the DIYFish inserts. I love the ingenuity of this pages and I am so glad that I took the risk and jump in the Fish bandwagon. It provides lots of space for various purposes and I am happy to say that I am utilizing those spaces to get everything that I need to keep track of in one convenient location. 

In my LMI version 2.1 inserts, I am using the blank space on the right, found between the Weekly chart and the start of my Day on two pages inserts for recording my answers to the lists. I draw the lines and wrote down the questions. I also used mark-it-dots that I cut into half to make the date pop out more. 

Originally, I was planning to use the back of my weekly chart (the green page) for my entries or The Documented Life Project. However, since I am not really that active in the project, I am thinking about setting it aside for another thing that I need to keep track of. 

Currently, I'm thinking of using it for a more detailed tracking of my health and exercise goals but I'm still not fully decided. I will update you guys once this is finalized.  

I rarely decorate my pages, but if the time and space permits, I usually used colored pens to make some doodles in my pages. Before, I loved using washi tapes in my pages but I haven't gotten around to purchasing new designs so my stocks have already been used up. 

While this is a daily prompt thing, I usually answer them in one sitting, either during the start or the end of the week or when I am really bored and have nothing else to do. I answer it this way because I found out the hard way that I usually lose interest by the middle of the week if I have to do it on a daily basis. By answering the week's prompts all at once, I can ensure that everything will be covered.

I also have no problem in archiving my answers for the list since I have a (DIY) contents pages at the beginning of my DIYFish inserts. 

All I need to do is mark the side of my pages with the color brown and record it on my contents pages. By putting down the page number, I can easily locate the pages where I put my answers. 

I still miss some of the questions, but through this setup, I can easily retrace my steps and locate the unanswered ones. And since it is already in my main planner, I have no excuse to slack off. I must say that this is definitely a big improvement from my previous attempts in completing each month's list. 

Hopefully, I would be able to complete this month's list. Fingers crossed! :)



(PDF File)

Check out the original file of the May 2014 List here



  1. I like your May 2014 lit :)

    1. Thank you Min! Although it's not mine, I just copied it off from the 365/30 List facebook group.

  2. Thank you for the link to the group, I joined as well as I think this should be fun.

    1. No problem Susanne! :) I'm sure you'd enjoy doing the list. Enjoy!

  3. Hey, that looks fun. I just printed your list and I'm going to give it a try.

    1. Thank you! Hope you enjoy answering the lists :)

  4. Glad you're back! And I love the list, I need to try it out! :)


    1. Thank you so much MJ! Haha. It's been a long hiatus but I'm glad I found the motivation to post again. haha. You should totally try this. It's a great way for journaling and stuff. =)