Skip to content

Everything Notebook

Everything NotebookI am very analog in everything I do, and research activity and workflow planning isn’t the exception. I don’t carry around many planners, nor do I dump everything in a cloud-based service like Evernote: I have a trusty Everything Notebook, where I schedule tasks I have to carry out for my research and teaching and service, write my notes about seminars, courses, readings, capture fieldnotes, and plan my research output.

I literally keep EVERYTHING in my Everything Notebook.

This page captures all the blog posts associated with how I came up with the idea of the Everything Notebook, how I use it, and what are some key ideas to keep it going.

How I use the Everything Notebook to plan my research

This post explains what I use the Everything Notebook for: planning and scheduling my weekly, and daily To-Do lists, as well as maintaining my notes about all my research, projects, students, ideas, papers I’m reading or writing, all in one place.

How I plan my year using an Everything Notebook

This post shows in great detail how I do my annual project and conference planning, and how I integrate this process seamlessly with the Everything Notebook.

How to start and maintain an Everything Notebook

I wrote this post in response to Dr. Veronica Kitchen’s request to explain how the Everything Notebook would work when we write in loose pages, and when we aren’t fully sure of where is each piece of research and/or handwritten notes we’ve taken.

Note-taking techniques II: the Everything Notebook Method

In this post, I discuss how I write on my Everything Notebook, which yes, I use for absolutely everything.

Synchronizing Google Calendar and the Everything Notebook with the Whiteboard Weekly Planner

I am quite analog in everything I do, but in order to be able to remember exactly where I am supposed to be at a certain point in time, I always cross-link my weekly To-Do lists (which are listed in the Everything Notebook) with my Google Calendar, and with my Whiteboard Weekly Planner. This post explains how everything synchronizes.

Should you bring your Everything Notebook virtually everywhere?

The short answer is: if it’s a heavy notebook, like the ones I normally carry around, it’s probably best if you leave it back home and staple pages back to the specific section where they belong when you come home.

What are the differences between the Everything Notebook and the Bullet Journal?

This blog post describes the major differences between the Everything Notebook and the Bullet Journal.

What kinds of things do we (I) write in the Everything Notebook?

This blog post describes the kinds of items that you would put in your Everything Notebook.

You can share this blog post on the following social networks by clicking on their icon.

2 Responses

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.

  1. aa says

    What brand(s) of everything notebooks do you like? I am trying to find something like the one shown in a couple of your pictures, which look like it is basic black with white, lined pages that have margins. Also looks like there is a cloth bookmark attached. Thank you!

Continuing the Discussion

  1. What are the differences between the Everything Notebook and the Bullet Journal? – Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD linked to this post on January 14, 2020

    […] both concepts (one notebook to organize your life), a lot of people online confuse my idea of the Everything Notebook with the Bullet Journal. I’ve tweeted about the differences between both systems quite a few […]

Some HTML is OK

or, reply to this post via trackback.