How to write daily entries in a simple handwritten diary.

I write a free-form diary in copybook. This document describes a simple notation dedicated to make it a little more structured. It involves certain equipment, that is not that hard to find though. You need:

1 Date in the top-left corner, YYYY-MM-DD

2 Day of the week in the top right corner

3 Time of writing of each sub-entry at the left margin

4 Write a todo-list for the day

5 Circle important items with RED

6 Circle simple items with GREEN

7 Write your daily records after the todo-list

8 Never cross out incorrect text, always erase it

9 When an item is done, cross it out

10 When an item is “done for the day”, circle it with blue

11 When a item is “done for now”, circle it with the primary pencil (do that as many times as there are iterations)

12 I make the todo-list numbered, and try to keep high-priority items at the top, but this is hard to enforce