24 Hour Home & Work Diary Update


2 years ago I first wrote about what is, in my humble opinion, the best hardcopy diary for households.  Check out the original post here.  It was designed by Dr. Dawn Rayner-Brosnan.  Recently Dawn wrote, “My goal is a diary that a) reduces stress and the jangled feeling by the end of the day because you can plan it well; b) you feel your life is on track with short and long term goals that become do-able and you can praise yourself for small gains; c) enough space to be used for evidence for either partners who wonder what you do, or in regard to custody issues with children, or where you are caring for someone and doctor needs notes; d) a sense of space around you and your personal needs, your family and community and volunteer needs, and your business needs so you can step back and look at it with a greater sense of freedom rather than being pulled in every direction.  There will be a website next year showing multiple ways to use the diary.”

Some readers have expressed frustration at not being able to find this great product in stores.  Here’s what Dawn had to say about that, “The problem with availability of the 24 hour home and work diary has been due to retailers thinking its a new concept, and not buying enough and having to reorder…. I think the diary will become a standard item in time because sales are growing.  But until then let Collins Debden know about your problems – they love feedback, and you can order direct online either from Collins Debden.  Franklin Covey, of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People group, who do motivational talks and sell good organisational products, also have provide online sales for Australia, USA and Canada.  New Zealanders will be able to get it in shops supplied by Croxley.  By the way, the new 2010 has a questionnaire in the back for you to send to Collins so you can have input into how the future diaries look and work, if enough people ask for the same change.”

Thanks, Dawn, for keeping us in the loop about this great diary.


5 Responses to “24 Hour Home & Work Diary Update”

  1. Andrew Cunnington Says:

    Nice Site.
    Well written.
    Very informative. Lots Of Good Advice.
    I Will Keep In touch with it,
    Keep Up The Good Work,
    Andrew Cunnington

  2. Sue Grant Says:

    This dairy can also be purchased at http://www.mahlab.com
    however you will need to contact them for international shipping rates as, at the moment they only show Aust shipping.

  3. Sylvia Jenkins Says:

    Where can I purchase the 2011 edition?

  4. Suzanne Says:

    I have only just discovered this amazing diary. It can be found at Officeworks (in Australia) for $20. I bought mine this morning and my local Officeworks had about 6 in stock. It can be ordered online too.
    I haven’t used it yet, but I can already see the potential of this amazing diary. I think it just might be the perfect diary for me and my family. I suggest if you haven’t taken a look at this diary yet, you should do it.

  5. Renee Says:

    I have used this planner for two years and love it. Unfortunately, I don’t know if it will be available in the States any more which is surprising because Franklin Covey always sold out of them quickly. It is a great planner for Mom’s who have schedules that go beyond 6:00 p.m. or even 8:00 p.m. Hopefully I will be able to find a way to purchase it here in the States!

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