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9 Holiday Layout Ideas for your Dotted Pages

9 Holiday Layout Ideas for your Dotted Pages

The holiday season is upon us! Deck your Passion Planner with 10 festive ideas for your dotted pages.1. Holiday Bucket ListOne of the best ways to be present this season is to create your very own holly jolly holiday bucket list. Fill it with your favorite traditions and fun local events.2. Christmas Albums and PlaylistsWhat’s the holidays without your favorite music? Whether you’re into the classics, modern renditions, or both, you can print out a Spotify playlist to set the tone for the merriment.3. Holiday Movie ChecklistIf you’re a cinephile like I am, movies are a defining part of your holiday season. Curl up with some hot cocoa in front of the TV and have a Hallmark movie marathon!4. Gift BudgetKeep your holiday and wallet stress-free by having a gift budget. If you catch a sale, you may even have some money leftover to buy yourself something nice!5. Holiday RecipeWho else has been watching the Great British Baking Show: Holidays on Netflix?! Get inspired to bake something specia…

10 Gift Ideas for the Planner Freak in Your Life

10 Gift Ideas for the Planner Freak in Your Life

If you’ve seen some of the spreads by the #PashFam, you’ll know that Passion Planning can include more than just pen and paper. Whether you’re trying to find gift ideas for your planner bestie or looking for inspo for your own wishlist, we’ve got you covered!Here are 10 gift ideas for the planner freak in your life.1. Passion Planner Daily, $25The tool that is helping thousands of people align their days with their dreams just launched on our website last week! With the perfect balance of structure and freedom, the Passion Planner Daily is the gift that keeps on giving.2. Tombow Dual Brush Pens, $26.99Tombow pens are an office favorite, with our creative team using it in many of our Passion Planner layouts. Gain inspiration from one of our team artists, Karen, in this draw-with-me video using the Dual Brush Pens.3. Recollections Designer Pack Washi Tape, $20.99Washi tape is a Passion Planner staple, and can easily brighten your weekly or monthly layout. They come in a va…

5 of the Best Gratitude Journal Prompts

5 of the Best Gratitude Journal Prompts

Many of us can get bogged down with work or school stress, negative news and worry about the future, but there is something that can help: gratitude. Research has shown that gratitude effectively increases happiness, improves physical health and even strengthens relationships. When you choose to record your gratitude daily in a journal, you’re training your mind to refocus on the positive. Passion Planner conveniently contains blank pages that can be used as your gratitude log. If you’re ready to join the likes of Oprah and Deepak Chopra (two avid gratitude journal practitioners), feel free to use the following gratitude prompts to help you get started: Who or What Inspired Me Today? When you are inspired, you feel a deep sense of passion and motivation to do something for yourself, others or the world. For a painter, inspiration might lead to filling a new canvas. A poet might take to the page. But inspiration can also be simpler. You might be inspired to cook so…

The True Meaning of “Letting Go of What No Longer Serves You”

The True Meaning of “Letting Go of What No Longer Serves You”

Letting go is hard. As an avid Passion Planner user, I can get attached to my goals and plans. Sometimes, I have been forced to confront letting go by way of significant life transitions: relationships that have run their course, the unexpected loss of loved ones, or moving to a new town. Most of the time, I have been nudged towards it by subtle reminders. Perfectionism and internalizing the opinions of others are only a few examples of the baggage I unconsciously carry with me on a daily basis. The phrase “let go of what no longer serves you,” has become a modern mantra, plastered in your local yoga studio in beautiful hand lettering. However, the elegance of how it is written fails to convey the challenges of what this motto actually proclaims. In reality, letting go is an imperfect process, a constant pendulum swing between resistance and acceptance. Like the goals you broke down in your Passion Roadmap, letting go is marked more by small steps and behavior changes than by one…

NEW FREE Download: Weekly Reflection PDF

NEW FREE Download: Weekly Reflection PDF

Self-reflection is one of the defining elements of the Passion Planner, with signature features like the Passion RoadMap and Monthly Reflection pages. Reflecting and journaling can be helpful in improving your mental health by preventing overthinking. You can never over-reflect, especially when it comes to building a life that feels authentic and meaningful to you.We developed the Weekly Reflection PDF with you in mind, a fresh way to remain motivated and inspired. As always, the Weekly Reflection download is free, and available in Small, Medium, and Large sizes to fit conveniently into your Passion Planner. The eight prompts are centered around maintaining a consistent self-care and gratitude practice. Here’s a breakdown of the questions and the purpose behind each. “What was your favorite moment this week?”(To celebrate the little things.) “Who or what are you grateful for this week?”(To appreciate what you have.) “How did you practice self-care this week?”(To put yourself first.)…

Passion Week Feature: Chelsea

Passion Week Feature: Chelsea

At Passion Planner, all team members receive a “Passion Week” each year. With paid time off and a stipend to spend on pursuing our passions, we ensure that we’re not only helping others live out their dreams, but living out our own.Chelsea, our Vice President, held an event called You Are Here with proceeds going to a local arts nonprofit in National City. Here’s her reflection on her most recent Passion Week. What did you do for your Passion Week? For my Passion Week, I produced and curated an event called You Are Here that showcased people within our community who aren't simply chasing, but living their passions. The show was dedicated to the Youth — the youth today, to come and the Youth in us. Half of ticket proceeds benefited A Reason to Survive (ARTS), a local non-profit whose mission is to lift the youth to become confident, compassionate, and courageous community builders through the transformative power of creativity.Why did you choose this for your Passion Week?In m…

5 Ways to Protect Your Boundaries

5 Ways to Protect Your Boundaries

One of the things that I love about the Passion Planner Daily is that it not only tracks your goals, but also your commitment to taking care of yourself. An essential way of practicing self-care is through establishing and protecting your boundaries. In short, a boundary is how you express what is okay with you and what is not. Because busyness and grinding hard is now the norm, experts and content creators are putting boundary-setting at the forefront of their conversations: Sarri Gilman’s TED Talk discussed the liberating power of saying no, while this post by @heyamberrae broke down the steps of setting boundaries by values, needs, and actions. There’s a misconception in the planner community that we need to be busy all the time. That is what a planner is for, right? Passion Planner does help juggle all our responsibilities, from family obligations to habits we’re cultivating, but its main purpose is to build a life where you can prioritize what’s meaningful for you. Part…

10 Affirmations for Practicing Resilience

10 Affirmations for Practicing Resilience

We have a saying at Passion Planner: “It doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to start.” Often when we look back at our journeys, there have been a lot of detours and dead ends.I can’t count how many times I’ve looked at unchecked boxes or incomplete goals in my planner and instantly felt like a failure. (Hello, planner guilt.) While feeling this way is normal, living in it can negatively affect how we see ourselves. I asked five #PashFam members what mantras and positive self-talk helped them overcome challenging experiences with resilience.“I am going to know failure if I decide to be brave with my life.” - #PashFam member, Christina I."You got through every single day you thought you couldn't get through. You are here. You are valued. You are thriving." - #PashFam member, Daniel A.“All failures [and successes] are stepping stones toward something better.” - #PashFam member, Tim F.“Remember when I thought about giving up, and couldn’t imagine a future? Well, he…

Passion Planner vs. Passion Planner Daily: What’s the Difference?

Passion Planner vs. Passion Planner Daily: What’s the Difference?

We just debuted the all-new Passion Planner Daily, our newest endeavor to bring intentional living to the masses. Designed for every type of every day, the Daily was built to align your days with your dreams. Before being hired at Passion Planner, I was a huge #PashFangirl, so being able to get my hands on the Daily before it released was an absolute dream. I’m here to answer your biggest question:“What is Passion Planner Daily and how is it different from Passion Planner?” WHAT IS PASSION PLANNER DAILY? Passion Planner Daily harkens to many of the signature features of the original Passion Planner, now with new additions to make every day count.In the Daily, we want to make sure that you're not only taking care of business, but taking care of yourself too. That's why we have even more reflection prompts for you to check-in with yourself, assessing the emotional and psychological quality of your day. There are 93 dotted pages for each day to ensure that everybody has room…

31 Inktober Ideas

31 Inktober Ideas

Have you been meaning to brush up your drawing skills? Inktober is the perfect way to get back on board! Commit to one ink drawing per day this month, using your Passion Planner’s blank pages, dotted pages, or even the weekly layout. Our thick, 120 GSM pages are perfect for your next masterpiece. Whether you’re an Inktober veteran or a newbie, there is plenty of space in the Passion Planner to bring your art to life! Here are some of our favorite Passion Planner masterpieces over the past 6 years! 1. Halloween Costumes (featuring #PashFam @karenalleluia) 2. Plant Life (featuring #PashFam @evellyn.letters) 3. Pretty in Pink (featuring #PashFam @ms.rosary_plans) 4. Lettering Practice (featuring #PashFam Sage T.) 5. Sea Animals (Step by Step) (featuring #PashFam @karenalleluia) 6. Gotta Catch ‘Em All (featuring #PashFam @dana.senpai) 7. Castle (featuring #PashFam @jdhanchett) 8. Conversations with My Dentist (f…

Passion Week Feature: Evellyn

Passion Week Feature: Evellyn

At Passion Planner, all team members receive a “Passion Week” each year. With paid time off and a stipend to spend on pursuing our passions, we ensure that we’re not only spreading the message of Passion Planner, but living it in our own lives. Evellyn, our Brand Partnership Specialist, flew her family out to the East Coast for some quality time and memory making. Here’s her reflection on her most recent Passion Week. I got the chance to spend quality time with the most important people in my life: my parents. I flew them out to my home in Boston and took them on an East Coast tour, planning our entire family trip from start to finish. Together, we explored the city, watched a Red Sox game, and ate some yummy lobster to celebrate my dad's birthday.We later took the Amtrak to New York City. I remember my dad telling me that he'd never been on a train before so I knew I had to make it happen. Once there, we of course saw all the touristy stuff: Time Square, The Vessel at Hudson…

6 Steps to Beat a Funk

6 Steps to Beat a Funk

Funks are the worst. A tell-tale sign to know you’re in one is when you haven’t filled out your Passion Planner in a while, resulting in planner guilt. Whether it’s analysis paralysis or another challenge weighing you down, you have the power to reclaim productivity. Here are six steps to help you beat a funk.1. NAME IT.One of my soul sisters, Rikka, shared this advice with me when I was in a month-long funk, seemingly without any explanation. “Give your funk a name,” she said. “A name?” I thought to myself. What does that even mean? Her words began to make sense over time. Because a funk feels like an elusive fog, calling it something gives you ownership over it, instead of it owning you. Profess it: This is my break-up funk! Or my I-can’t-find-a-job funk, or even my I-don’t-know-what-I’m-doing-with-my-life funk! No matter what you name it, when you claim it, you begin to release its power over you.2. FEEL IT. For me, funks feel like apathy at first. After some digging, it’s usua…