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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…

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…

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…