Having used a vertical scheduler for years, I stumbled upon the Chronodex and immediately took a liking to it. It is visually appealing and is based on the clock face. Being a visual person myself, this way to represent my day makes more sense in my mind. At a glance it is easier for me to see what I have going on for the day.
I used the Chronodex until I found the simpler version called the Spiraldex by Kent from Oz. It is based on the Golden Ratio of the Fibonacci Spiral.
I then changed to using a stamp version of the Spiraldex since I started using a Hobonichi Techo. Because Hobonichi pages are very thin and made out of Tomoe River Paper, stamp ink can bleed through, therefore I use the chalk type stamp ink like Tsukineko Versa Magic Dew Drop in a lighter shade. I also only stamp the second impression onto the page, with the first impression made on scrap paper. This way I can eliminate the bleeding and minimise the ghosting.
I use colour coding for my schedule, have done so for years so of course I applied the same for the Spiraldex.
When there are blocks of time that I need to mark on my schedule:
When I have a few things happening in the day that I want to capture, I mark them with lines:
Some days can look like this:
I eventually changed the markers for my work day and my son’s school day to just be designated as:
This way I can still mark off other blocks of time within the day without having to superimpose them.
Notes are also colour coded to easily differentiate which tasks/notes are for each aspect of my life.