My Obsession with Paper Planners

The Passion Planner

The Passion Planner

I love technology.  I’m an Apple disciple…pretty sure I have owned every iPhone, the first one is still my favorite.  Technology makes my life easier, helps me run a business and for the most part, it helps me stay sane.  However…I am a self professed paper nerd.

Can I tell you how happy paper makes me…stationery, note cards, business cards, journals…and planners.  You may recall that I love a handwritten note and feel that it is definitely a lost art…one that I know is making a comeback!

I use Sunrise and fantastical for my digital calendars but I still love writing down appointments in a paper planner.  I take the planner with me and I use a planner for…wait for it…planning!

In the past, I’ve used boring planners from an office store, because I thought those were the best planners for my job.  Last year, I discovered the Day Designer planner.  I really like this planner and used it for a year.  There were many details about this planner that I enjoyed using, like an area for daily gratitude, a to-do list next to my day and in the front of the planner is an area to write down dreams and plans for the year.  This is a great planner and it’s stylish.  However…for me, it is very bulky.

Last month I went on the ‘find a new planner’ quest.  I know…it’s May, not January but the Day Designer has different times of the year that they start and I got the Aug-Jul planner…so I had to decide to get another one or try something new.

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The Passion Planner

Enter the Passion Planner! This planner had everything I liked about my previous planner but it comes in two sizes and it’s more sophisticated looking…black leather vs gold polka dots. It also has a section in the front for detailing your passions and making plans to achieve your goals.  It has a week view instead of a day view, which was important to me, and it has a great space for doodling or making notes.  I LOVE this planner.  Plus…I could buy an undated planner which helped me in my mid-year need for a new planner.  There’s still a space for daily gratitude and a great to-do list. I can’t believe that after all these years, I have finally found the perfect planner for me.  {I even bought one for the Hubs}

If you are unhappy with your current planner or want to upgrade…I highly recommend checking out the Passion Planner.  They ship quickly too.

Do you have a favorite planner? Let me know in the comments!

 

Friday Fab Four

image001The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler! Happy Fall Friday, enjoy these four articles hand picked just for you.

1. What You Should do Before Downloading iOS 8–Samantha Murphy Kelly (Who’s getting a new iPhone?)

2. How to Spot a Bad Boss Before You Accept the Job Offer–Lisa Quast (Good things to keep in mind)

3. 7 Rules That Keep My Life Simple–Leo Babauta (I really like a few of these rules)

4. Personal Branding: 3 Easy Steps to Advance Your Career–William Arruda