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KonMari Your Passion Planner: How to Create a Schedule that Sparks Joy (Inspired by Marie Kondo)

KonMari Your Passion Planner: How to Create a Schedule that Sparks Joy (Inspired by Marie Kondo)

For my Passion Week last year, I tidied and decluttered my room. I had just moved out on my own and was craving a reset. Together with my organizing and sustainability coach, Jacqui Chiari of Tidy for Good, we used the KonMari method to detox my space. She helped me create my own definition of joy to choose the items that would remain in my home. With all the extra time on my hands, I decided to apply the same principles to my Passion Planner. As I thumbed through its pages, I arrived at an inner reckoning. My Year in Pixels page indicated that I spent the majority of my 2020 feeling anxious and angry. Relief swept over me when I erased canceled outings from my planner, astonished at the absence of my disappointment. Relationships I had prioritized fell into silence while I forged friendships with people I least expected. All this social distancing has taught me one thing: when everything falls away, what emerges is what matters most. Inspired by the example of Mari…

100 Things to Do at Home from a Professional Homebody

100 Things to Do at Home from a Professional Homebody

As measures to stay home begin to tighten, so does our need to be creative in finding productive and fun things to do indoors. Although I am having my own experiences of anxiety and challenging emotions amidst the coronavirus outbreak, I have to admit that I feel a bit more well equipped for all of this solitude as an introvert. That said, even us introverts can feel uninspired after a while, much like Squidward below.One of the great things about the Passion Planner is that it can keep you as busy or as free as you’d like. You can create spreads, experiment with new planning styles, and build a routine. Or, you don’t need to do anything at all. There’s no need to be productive during a pandemic. That said, if you’re craving activity and want to keep things fresh, we have a list a la Spongebob of 50 things to do in your Passion Planner, and 50 more things for you to do at home. Whether you identify as an introvert, extrovert, or a little bit of both, there’s something on…

3 Reasons Why Perfectionism Kills Passion, and Why Imperfections Allow You to Embrace It

3 Reasons Why Perfectionism Kills Passion, and Why Imperfections Allow You to Embrace It

Perfectionism can get the best of any of us. As a recovering perfectionist and aspiring imperfectionist, I know that staying in the comfort of perfectionism is enticing. One of my favorite books is The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown, which states that we armor ourselves with perfectionism because we are afraid of vulnerability and connection.I like to think of passion as a radical connection with ourselves. Passion is unique to each person and marks endeavors and hobbies that feel authentic to them. With a tool like Passion Planner, the hope is to integrate these authentic connections into our daily lives, whether those are hobbies, relationships, or causes.In this article, we’re going to deep dive into how perfectionism kills passion, and how to lean into imperfection to bring it back to life.1. Perfectionism kills fun. Imperfections create pleasure.Have you ever created a goal at the beginning of the year that sounded something like this: “I’m going to workout every single day…

9 Tips to Customize and Personalize Your Passion Planner

9 Tips to Customize and Personalize Your Passion Planner

One of the defining qualities of the Passion Planner is how easy it is to customize. Our planner is more than a schedule keeper; it is the one place for all of your thoughts, creative brainstorms, and artistic expressions. Here are just a few ways you can personalize your Passion Planner.1. Use stickers to bring more play into your day. Shown Above: Ready Set Grow Sticker Pack inside the Passion Planner DailyFor all of you who adorned your notebooks with Lisa Frank stickers in the 90s, this one's for you! From the #MVPashFam Chelsea Brown’s Etsy shop, to our very own Ready Set Grow Sticker Pack, there are a ton of options out there!2. Use our free inserts to track your journey. Shown Above: Habit Tracker PDF DownloadNobody’s process looks the same, especially when it comes to pursuing their goals. Whether you’re on the road to financial freedom or on a personal fitness journey, we have an entire library of free downloadable trackers you can choose from. 3. Stay organized with our month…

How to Use Your Passion Planner To Heal From a Breakup

How to Use Your Passion Planner To Heal From a Breakup

Breakups are honestly the worst. I endured my worst breakup in October of 2017, a messy ending to a long-term relationship. I affectionately named that period of my life “The Dark Ages.” I was dumped right before my graduate program’s comprehensive exams, one semester before graduation. After reviewing pages upon pages of course material, I’d take a break to cry, find a moment to recollect myself, and do it all over again. The timing could not have been worse.In order to survive, I attended weekly therapy appointments, checked in daily on a breakup app called Mend and poured my heart into my Passion Planner. Passion Planner asked me so many questions that I struggled to answer at the height of my heartbreak. “If you could be anything, do anything, or have anything, what would it be?” “What goal is going to make the most positive impact on your life right now?” “What or who are you especially grateful for this past month?”I was unclear on the answers to these questions because I was u…

12 Passion Planner Layouts Based on Your Zodiac Sign

12 Passion Planner Layouts Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Happy Mercury Retrograde, #PashFam! (Not really though.) Before the craziness of the first retrograde of the year settles in, here are 12 Passion Planner layouts based on your astrological sign! (Use your Sun sign as reference.)Capricorn (December 22nd - January 19th) Sharp in your endeavors, you, Capricorn, never let anything get in between you and the prize. You are in it for the long haul, therefore the Passion Roadmap and long-term goals are your bread and butter. Driven to succeed, create intentional To-Do lists and ensure that all appointments in your schedule are directly connected. Aquarius (January 20th - February 18th)Aquarius, you are the essence of fluid and innovative. You use your Passion Planner as a vehicle of unapologetic self-expression, no matter your art form. Whether through vibrant stickers or artistic illustrations, the pages of your Passion Planner are a reflection of your unique personality.Pisces (February 19th - March 20th)Deeply reflective, you, Pisces, take…

The #PashFam Chooses the Best Pens for their Passion Planner

The #PashFam Chooses the Best Pens for their Passion Planner

The freedom to customize and create with your planner is what makes Passion Planner a one of a kind tool. In addition to helping you hone in on your goals, you have the ability to showcase your personality and unique style with pens galore.Finding the right pens for your Passion Planner can be a mission! I’ve definitely been overwhelmed by the variety of options. Whether you’re an expert color coder or one-pen wonder, we’ve got you covered with some of our community’s favorite pens to use with their Passion Planner. 1. Tombow Dual Brush PensA staple of our creative team, the Tombow Dual Brush Pens are perfect for lettering and coloring. In case you missed it, here’s a recent tutorial on how you can create some festive New Year’s doodles with these pens in your Passion Planner.2. Muji PensMuji pens are notorious for writing smoothly without sacrificing the boldness of the ink. Due to its fine lines, it can be used with any size Passion Planner.3. MildlinersColor coders re…

Millennial Money 101: Develop a Budgeting Routine

Millennial Money 101: Develop a Budgeting Routine

The beginning of a new year is a great opportunity to self-reflect, set new goals, and create actionable steps to achieve a new desired way of life. Most of us can easily identify areas of our lives we wish to improve, yet struggle when we begin to lose that initial motivation from the start of a new year. Rather than focusing on changing our attitudes and behaviors, we find every excuse to fall back into old patterns during times of stress. Many of us find ourselves in a state of financial strain, especially early on in our careers. This is often a result of a lack of routine surrounding our spending habits. Following a budget, like many other habits, can be difficult to stick with if you don’t create a plan that works for your lifestyle. If you’re a millennial struggling with money management and want to reach your financial goals this year, check out these steps!Know Your “Why”The first and most important step of making a lifestyle change is understanding the reason why you want to…

Letter from the CEO: Customer Support and Shipping Delays

Letter from the CEO: Customer Support and Shipping Delays

Dear #PashFam,I must admit, this past season has not gone perfectly. As a company, we work on being as transparent as possible, and in the spirit of transparency, I want to shed some light on our current customer service and warehouse situation. Although most of you have received your planners and are happy, there are still those of you that have had an issue with your order (it was lost in the mail, damaged, etc.) and are waiting for a response… and have waited for a long time. We have taken pride in being able to respond to inquiries within 1 - 3 business days, but unfortunately have been unable to because of the chain reaction of added work due to the DHL debacle that happened in December. Our current response time is 7 - 9 business days. We understand this is an unusually long response time and apologize for this delay.Here’s what we’re doing to resolve your inquires as quickly as possible: Hiring more staff to help with the workload, both in the warehouse and customer service fr…

25 Goals the #PashFam Has Achieved with Passion Planner

25 Goals the #PashFam Has Achieved with Passion Planner

Before we get too wrapped up in New Year’s resolutions, we wanted to take the time to celebrate the many accomplishments that the #PashFam has achieved with Passion Planner! Here are some of our favorites that you’ve shared with us over the years! “One year ago, I embarked on an adventure to write in my journal everyday - and today marked the one-year anniversary of having done just that. I’ve learned so much about myself, my emotions, and what truly makes me, 'me' through this process of reflection.” - Mike W. "Self-published my craft book, thus completing my main goal of 2019 and fulfilling a lifelong goal of becoming a published author" - Cori L. “Less than a year ago I was confused as to where my life was headed. I told myself, 'a year from now I will be doing something different,' and started thinking about what that could look like. I started mapping out my goals, my weeks, my days and every task in between. My 'year from now goal' was to go to a premier art school…

4 Ways to Dream Big and Overcome the Pressure of Goal Setting in Your Passion Roadmap

4 Ways to Dream Big and Overcome the Pressure of Goal Setting in Your Passion Roadmap

My friends and I had a Passion Planning party the other night, bright-eyed and bushy tailed as we mused about the possibilities of the New Year. Inspired, we shuffled through the pages of our freshly opened 2020 Passion Planners, excited about the prospect of stickers, washi tape, and color coding. As we turned to the Passion Roadmap, the glow of promise on my friends’ faces fizzled to gray. With an exasperated sigh, my friend lamented, “The Passion RoadMap stresses me out.” Stunned by the sudden shift in atmosphere, I was forced to ask myself, “What is it about the Passion RoadMap that paralyzes us?”The Passion Roadmap is one of the signature features of the Passion Planner, crafted with the intention to deep dive into goals centered around your dreams and desires. Within the first few pages of the Passion Planner, you are posed with two questions: “If I could be anything, do anything, or have anything, what would it be?” “What goal is going to make the most positive impact…

Letter from the CEO: A Reflection on 2019

Letter from the CEO: A Reflection on 2019

Dear #PashFam, Wow, does anyone else feel like the year has just zoomed past before their eyes? As someone who truly believes in the value of reflection, I wanted to take the time to share some highlights and lessons learned in our 6th year of Passion Planner being in business.What We’ve Been Up To This Past MonthThe launch of Passion Planner Daily, the reintroduction of planners in all three sizes, the release of stickers and monthly tabs, and the snafus that tend to arise during this time of year has made this one of our busiest holiday seasons yet! E-mails, e-mails, e-mails! We have been cranking away at these every day and appreciate your patience as we get caught up to speed. Our warehouse team has been shipping hundreds (sometimes even thousands) of planners every day. We are so excited for you to break in your new Passion Planners! We hosted our annual 12 Days of Giving, a time where we hold giveaways with thousands of dollars in prizes to our community on our Instagram…