For years I have searched high and low for the perfect planner, as well as the perfect handbag. I’ve found the planner, the handbag I’m still on the hunt for. As you can probably tell, I’m huge into organization and these two tools are all about making my life so much easier and, well, organized. Sometimes I’ve gone through several planners in a year, unable to find that perfect fit. This one I’ve invested some time in, making sure it’s what I’m looking for. It is, and so much more than I’d hoped for!
What is it?
The Passion Planner!
One of my writer friends introduced me to it. And let me tell you, this is a writer’s dream for planning, organizing, and even writing.
There are pages to jot down immediate, short-term, and long-term goals and space to explore and expand upon game-changers to make your year the best it can be. At the end of each month are pages to reflect upon the month, in journal format, what you’ve accomplished and several questions to help you make the best of the new month, like:
- What was the most memorable part of t his past month? Describe it.
- What or who are you especially grateful for this past month?
- Name three things you can improve on this upcoming month. What concrete actions can you take to work towards these improvements?
There are questions that make you think about what you want to accomplish, such as:
- What is the biggest goal you would like to accomplish this year?
- Who or what motivates you most?
- Write some words of encouragement for yourself to read during hard times.
There is space to create your passion roadmap, your passion plan, and tips on how to best make it a success. Each weekly layout contains:
- This Week’s Focus
- Good Things That Happened
- Personal To-Do List
- Work To-Do List, and
- Space of Infinite Possibility.
There are motivational quotes throughout. And there are plenty of blank pages in the back for notes, story-ideas, plot planning, or to write whatever your heart desires.
So I can be reminded of the important things daily, the inside cover of mine includes two special reminders, “Right Here. Right Now,” and “Be Someone You Look Up To.” It also includes my Life Verse (Philippians 4:6-8), and My One Word for 2019 (to be revealed later).
Thrilled with my discovery? I couldn’t be more so! I’ve always enjoyed spending time in December to plan the following year. It gives me time to really think things through instead of making rash, off-the-cuff goals that I can’t (and don’t) follow through with. This planner has just made my planning so much easier and more fun!
Do you spend time planning the upcoming year? What is your best/favorite planning tool?
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
― Benjamin Franklin