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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 fron…

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 to ge…

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

4 Ways to 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 Month The 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 I…

5 Ways to Recharge During the Holidays

5 Ways to Recharge During the Holidays

The holidays can be overwhelming and chaotic, especially for us introverts out there. Our Passion Planners are filled to the brim with errands and events, and our gift lists seem never ending. Buried in activities and tasks, our energy levels dwindle to a sliver; we are hanging by a thread to remain productive at work and be engaged in the presence of friends and family. Admittedly, I am in the exact same boat. My mind has been swept up into a whirlwind, a flurry of action items and unprocessed emotions. Despite it being my favorite time of the year, I have been struggling to savor it due to overextending myself. Here are 5 items I am practicing to recharge this season.1. Identify what needs recharging.Figuring out what specifically needs recharging is half the battle. True story, it took me a month. As an introvert, my natural inclination is to spend time by myself to refresh. I took a break from social functions and became a hermit for weeks, but didn’t feel any better. I was confuse…

3 Ways to Cultivate Compassion

3 Ways to Cultivate Compassion

The holidays are often associated as a season of kindness and generosity. People are cheerful, more keen to give, and carve out time to gather and celebrate with one another. While this time of year may be warm and cozy for some, it can also be very difficult, especially for people who are mourning loss or who are unable to visit their loved ones. It can also be a hectic period--hosting large gatherings, planning events, and finding the perfect gifts.As your Passion Planners become filled with holiday plans, I hope that you are able to step away from the chaos momentarily to express gratitude and compassion for those you care about most.Showing Compassion to YourselfWe are often more than happy to extend warmth to those around us but struggle to extend it to ourselves. Dr. Kristin Neff, a leading expert on self-compassion, defines self-compassion as recognizing our own humanity, and offering forgiveness, comfort, and care to ourselves during challenging moments. Whether you enjoy or dr…

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…