Anyone who knows me at all knows that I love all things organization. And when it comes to organizational tools, my love of planners runs deep. I was the kid in school who loved filling out my agenda (there was even a special satisfaction of writing the words “no homework” for various subjects throughout the day). When I started college I went back to my alma matter high school and purchased the planner I was so accustomed to using. There have even been times in my life when I’ve used multiple planners (school, personal, business…) that I kept coordinated. I’ve tried MANY variations of planners out there, and in pure desperation a few years ago even attempted to make my own custom planner. It was okay…but wasn’t perfect, and really wasn’t worth the HOURS and HOURS it took to create.
Then, I stumbled onto the Passion Planner. This is in no way a sponsored post; instead, this is me sharing a real product that has helped me to have the best year of my life.
I love this planner for many reasons. I love the well-planned page design; I love the ample space to write down all my lists, dreams and goals; I love the compact size that fits in my purse; I love the heart of the company that stands behind the product. But more than anything else, I love the goal behind the Passion Planner. Have big dreams? Or want to have big dreams? The Passion Planner helps you to get it all out on paper. (Yes, paper! Who would have thought?! I’m sure there is an app out there somewhere, but I still swear by planning on paper!!)
In the front pages of the Passion Planner are tips on dreaming big, setting goals, and then breaking it all down into achievable steps in your road to success. This isn’t a “set it and forget it” approach. Those goals you set in January…you will revisit them each month, reflecting on your progress and deciding how to move forward. This constant reminder is great at helping to prioritize day to day to help reach those goals.
I love that in looking back through the pages of my 2015 Passion Planner, I can see it all, a snapshot of my year. The successes, failures, highs and lows, goals attained and goals that are still “in progress”. Family events, milestone moments, career successes, health reminders, reflections, notes of gratitude…all there in one place.
I’m sharing pictures from inside my 2015 Passion Planner. I have to be honest, this feels very personal. It doesn’t get much more real than this. In truth, I’m nervous that my planner pages will look inadequate. It’s not perfect- no fancy handwriting or cute-sy illustrations. In fact, most of the notes are quick, scribbled in an instant before I forgot, real life.
So without further ado…here a peek inside my Passion Planner:
The inside cover of my Passion Planner holds my favorite quotes, reminders of why I’m pushing on when the days get tough.
The full-spread month pages also give room to add project lists and make important notes about the month.
The weekly pages help me plan my days, track the most important things to do in a given week, set my focus for the week, write my to-do lists, and plan blog posts. My favorite part? The “Good Things that Happened” box…it’s really amazing how many good things happen when you are actually looking for them. 🙂 Inspirational quotes are included each week as well.
The back of this planner includes lots of blank pages…both blank and grid-marked. I use these pages for larger projects, notes, etc. (This is where I kept track of what everyone was bringing for Thanksgiving dinner at our house, Christmas shopping lists, notes from conferences, etc.) Since I always have my planner with me, everything I could need is handy whenever I think of something to add to my lists! Here is my Home DIY Project list, as well as the planning of my blog design..
Are you intrigued by what you see here? Here is the COOLEST part about Passion Planner: you can visit their website www.passionplanner.com and download all these pages for FREE! Can you believe that?!? Pretty awesome if you ask me. If you want to try them out before committing to the planner, it’s a great way to see if this planner will work for you. I’m pretty confident that within a week or so you will be ready to order a Passion Planner of your own! (I might be speaking from experience…!)
Here’s to making 2016 the very best year yet. Plan your work, work your plan, and achieve those big dreams that are on your heart!