You all know how much I love my bullet journal but you also know how much I love all things planning and organizing. So when a friend presented me with a passion planner I couldn’t resist.
I figured I’d check it out for everyone who doesn’t love the idea of a bullet journal or needs something more structured and future focused – enter the Passion Planner.
Note: This is not a sponsored post, I just really love planners and LOVE the idea and background of this one.
So a little background, the Passion Planner started as a Kickstarter project after the found and designer, Angelia Trinidad, suffered from depression after graduating college and wanted to help others in the same situation.
When it comes to the meaning behind the planner, she says it best, “I wanted to help people overcome that feeling by making a tool that sat them down to clearly define their goals and dreams, break them down into more actionable steps, and then write them in a place that they would see and use everyday.”
The version I have is the Undated – Classic Monday, 8.5″x11″ planner. It comes in two sizes, the classic – 8.5″x11″ and compact – 5.5″x8.5″.
It also comes in a variety of formats, this one is undated so you can start at anytime throughout the year but they also have dated (for an entire year), an academic version and some limited editions.
What’s inside you ask?
The planner starts off with some super simple directions on how to use your planner and why followed by some examples.
Next up are the monthlies, this include a simple monthly calendar view for each month and a few pages of reflection.
The reflection piece is really what makes this planner special. A few of my favorites are “What are your biggest lessons this month?” and “What are you grateful for?” and those are just scratching the surface.
Lastly are the weekly pages, these have your standard weekly planner view but also include some fun tidbits like a motivational/inspirational quote and an action statement.
The weeklies also include a place to write what your focus is. Always tying back to the entire purpose of the Passion Planner – to plan your passions!
Other bonuses in this planner are a pocket on the back cover to store anything you don’t want floating around, it’s made of high density paper (100 gsm compared to Moleskine’s which have 70 gsm), and a bunch of empty pages towards the back marked for notes, sketches, etc.)
Overall this is a really awesome planner. It really pushes you to focus on what your goals are and keeps them top of mind, especially on the actions to get you there.
Does anyone already use a Passion Planner? What’s your experience so far?