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Be true to your styles. Choosing an organizational tool that fits your styles not only makes it easier to use, it also makes it more likely that you'll still be using it a month from now -- or even longer.
Choose your view. Consider how busy you are and how detailed you need your planner to be. If you have a lot of meetings and appointments, you may quickly run out of room in a month-by-month planner. Personal preference plays a role here, too. What view do you like best?
Give it a good home. Whether it's paper or electronic, if you can't find it, you can't use it.
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