I received an email several weeks ago from a StudentHacker in Los Angeles.
He’s a PhD candidate—who is using a hacked notebook to organize his life.
In his blog, he describes in detail how he set up a moleskin for productivity.
Here are some highlights on how to hack your notebook:
- Make sections using sticky tabs (so you can move them around). Sections might include: inbox, projects, research, book lists, music, etc.
- Write an “abbreviations” page near the front – for all your reading/note-taking abbreviations you come up with and want to hang onto
- Use a piece of card stock or an index card for a key to your notebook (It works well for an extra bookmark also).
- The very last page of your notebook should be your index. This is for mapping where things are in your Moleskine.
- Back pocket items: index cards, thin stickies, big stickies, library card
- Number every odd page and write the date you begin the new notebook on the bottom right side of the Moleskin
Read the full post on how to create a moleskin PDA . . .