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Thursday, March 16, 2017

How I found the perfect planner

    Organization is a very big thing in my life and as I have gotten older I have become extremely OCD and have to have the schedule for the day. Once I moved back to California in middle school, many kids were using planners which was something that my teachers never implemented before. When I got into high school, more and more kids were getting into planners which actually helped with being motivated. During my first two years of high school, every girl was obsessed with Erin Condren. And I will have to admit, I was too. The amount of money that I spent each month is insane and was getting out of hand. (Plus I was getting a bit tired of seeing the same planner everywhere)

    In October of this past year, I wanted to try something different and splurged on getting a Passion Planner. I heard so much about it from bloggers that I wanted to try it myself. I was surprised the minute it came in the mail. The way that you are able to set up goals

   The setup of this planner is absolutely amazing. You can either purchase a dated or blank planner and then choose if you want the week to start on Sunday or Monday. This year I went for Sunday with a dated version and I don’t think I would ever change it. Before using this planner I never truly utilized Sunday for planning and now all I look forward to is Sunday!

   As for the week, they are broken into daily columns with half hour segments. This really comes in hand when I am putting in appointments and organizing my self for the week with assignments and general things to do. Another great feature is the Personal & Work to-do list. This is AMAZING when you are trying to narrow down what your main tasks for the week.

Long term
    The goal planning in the beginning is truly one of my favorite factors of it. It took me roughly around 3 days for me to finally narrow down what I wanted to focus on. I love having my major goals set up in the beginning and then once the new month hits I can implement them together.

   The color and leather options that Passion Planners easily can fit into anyone's lifestyle. Since this is my first one, I opted for the plain black one. But I recently purchased this one for college and I cannot wait to start using it! Plus some planners have designs in them that can totally change the look!

The story
   Passion Planner was created by Angelia Trinidad (a UCLA graduate) back in 2013. Since creating the Passion Planner, the sell and ship over 2,00 each day and even created a free version to allow people to print and plan in whatever way they want to. Learn more about Anna’s story and inspiration for the planner here.

Creating my system
   I do have to give credit to this amazing tool to help me find and create my system. Since using this planner, I have created a system of using this and Google Calendar to create optimum usage. It really helps when being on the go yet still being able to write it down physically. Let me know if you want me to go more in depth with my Google Calendar system and such!

This planner really have been a lifesaver this past school year for me. Since I originally thought that I wouldn’t like it, it amazes even more how much I do! Passion Planner has such a great message to people and really helps bring your full creativity to the table. I highly suggest trying out this planner and testing out other brands to find what works best for you.

What planner do you use?

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