Calendex is the first spread in my journal after the main index. Its purpose is to record events and help me find the pages relevant to that event.
I use two pages together. My notebook is a Leuchtturm1917 A5 dotted notebook it has 12 columns, one for each month. (In this notebook each column is 4 squares wide)
I write 1 – 31 for each day vertically down the page (top tip start at the bottom and work up that way you don't have to count or spend lots of time on layouts) and the 6 months on each page horizontally across the top.
So how do I use mine?
I still use a icalander app on my phone for events so that the whole family has access to it. So birthdays, school holidays, my children's school and homework commitments. These are simply represented by coloured dots (that match my icalander) on my Calendex this is because as they occur so frequently, there are so many and whole family needs the information accessible. I don't need to record the information in detail twice but I do need to be aware that something is happening with it. So it is merely represented by a dot.
Then I revert to the method to which the Calendex was designed. Inspired and designed by a gentleman called Eddie Hope , I have included his webpage here where he explains the process further. I strongly suggest you go check out his page too.
So let's give an example of how it works. I have a meeting with a new team member on Wednesday 4th January 2017.
In my journal I am currently writing on page 42. Here I record the date, time of this meeting and write down what information I need to take along , the address of where I am meeting, persons contact details and anything else relevant, then I turn to my Calendex and in the January column next to the line dated the 4th, I write the page number 42.
Later any quick look at my Calendex instantly tells me I have an event this day and refers me to the page I need for all the information for this event.
This will later help with my monthly and yearly planning
Author - Linda Perry
Sharing my personal experiences of Journalling.