AUGUST // 28 // 2016
It’s been a long time! The last time we spoke, I told you I would be giving a couple of helpful organization tips here and there. Well, today I’m going to tell you about something that really helps me stay organized and most importantly productive.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a thing for planners. Yes, a paper planner! I know that sounds weird, especially being in the digital age and all, but I have found that having something tangible really helps me. People ask me all the time why I don’t just put everything in my phone. Well, oddly enough, I only use my phone to make phone calls. I really don’t use it for much more than that on a consistent basis. I have found that actually being able to put my hands on my planner helps me. This may not be for everyone, but as I stated before, it works for me.
With all that being said, I have to tell you about this amazing planner that I have. It is called The Passion Planner. AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING! Did I mention it is amazing? This planner was created by a young female entrepreneur who saw a need for it and filled it. The Passion Planner isn’t just any old planner. It goes well beyond setting up appointments and staying on schedule. It also helps you set goals and keeps track of them throughout the year. At the end of each month, there is a section that allows for reflection. Being able to sit down, reflect on my month, and see if I have taken any active steps towards achieving my goals is very powerful. It helps to hold me accountable. My Passion Planner has increased my productivity in the last two months that I have had it. Because my weekly schedule tends to be pretty busy, I set aside time each weekend to sit down and plan out my week. Being able to see what I have ahead of me keeps me mindful of how I should spend my time. Now, I don’t want you to think that every hour of my day is spent working or staying busy. I definitely find time for all of the fun things, but in addition to those, there’s work, afterschool activities for the kids, as well as chores that must be completed regularly. My planner is essential to my every day functioning. I could go on and on and do a whole commercial on the Passion Planner, but instead I’ll just leave you with the website so that you can check it out for yourself. www.passionplanner.com Remember to check them out on Instagram and Facebook.
In some way, we all probably use some form of a planner. It may be on your phone, it may be with a couple of post-its, you may even be one of those people who can remember EVERYTHING (yeah right)! As long as what you are doing is working for you, that’s all that matters.
Until next time,