How Getting a Passion Planner Changed My Life For Better

 

I was introduced to Passion Planner during a very hectic part of my life. It was during my 5th year at SDSU and I had never ending anxiety about EVERYTHING. A sorority sister of mine had died from a sudden heart attack which caused me to have sadness about her passing as well as anxiety about my health. I was supposed to start preparing to take the LSAT when fall semester started but I stopped because I realized I was exhausted and burnt-out from school and all my other commitments. I was going to school, clocking in 15 hours a week at my unpaid internship, working another 15 hours at my job, in a sorority, and preparing for graduation. My idea of self-care was a night out on the town instead of the rest my body probably desperately needed by the time the week ended. I eventually got sad when I had to go out because it started to feel like a chore. Panic attacks were a regular occurrence and it go to the point when I would have at least one a week if not more and battled sleep paralysis every so often as well. My life was rough; it felt like I was watching my life happen to someone else instead of living my life.

 

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(live footage of my Final year of undergrad before I discovered Passion Planner)

I’m not saying that Passion Planner completely got rid of all of my problems overnight or even now, years after I discovered it, not at all. However, Passion Planner did give me a space to evaluate what I truly wanted from my last semester of school & the rest of my life and how to make sure I got it. As someone who was crazy busy, Passion Planner allowed me to keep track of my multiple commitments and everything I had to do as well as make time for the things I wanted to do that made me happy. I was able to change my idea of self-care from going out to working out and decorating my planner. I spent more time at home just enjoying my own company. It truly changed my life for the better.

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I have long since graduated (okay not really only a year ago I just like how “long since” sounds haha) and I still use Passion Planner to make sure my many commitments and passion don’t get out of control or put on the side. As an aspiring law student, a blogger, someone with 2 jobs, and many other side hustles I’m currently working on having an effective planner with a little extra push towards my goals is perfect for me. Passion Planner is all that and more. Do you want to live your best life? Buy a Passion Planner today and change your life for! GET 10% OFF of regular priced items at passionplanner.com using code MARA10

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Stay tuned for my “Plan w/ Me” Periscope Date Announcement COMING SOON!

My Subscription to The Planner Addict Box: February Edition

Last Month I reviewed January’s Box on my blog and since I’m somebody who is aiming to make consistency a theme in my life this year and STILL a planner addict, I have to review this month’s box as well!

January’s box was definitely a tough act to follow! I loved the pink, gold, and sparkles that last month’s box contained and I was waiting for February’s Box from the moment my calendar read February 1st. Okay, I may be being a bit dramatic but I was highly anticipating February’s box after loving January’s Box so much.

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Overall Review: This month’s box was a good box, but I definitely think I loved January’s Box a tad bit more. I think that’s just due to my own hang-ups on Month’s and their respective Holiday’s. I would have love to see more pink and red but then again I can respect TPAB for not giving us the typical cliché February theme. This month’s theme was “Planner Love” and they most certainly delivered on that aspect. I think my problem with this month’s box is that it had quite a few things I can’t personally see myself using but I can see how they would be useful to other planner addicts.  This month’s TPAB included: Journaling Cards, Sticker Mini Kit, Washi Tapes, Stamps, Pen, Planner Stencils, and a BONUS: Planner Tips Card

When it comes to my planner, I’m all about stickers and washi tape for the most part. Things like stamps and stencils don’t particularly interest me because for one, I don’t own an ink pad, and for two I don’t have the patience to use stencils. However, that doesn’t mean that somebody somewhere won’t love them. While I wasn’t all in love with everything in February’s box, I do believe that TPAB does an excellent job of trying to accommodate to the different types of planner enthusiasts there are in the world. My personal favorite this month were the two washi tapes, the sticker mini kit, and the bonus item: planner tips card. I also thought the pen was realllly cute because it was pink and gold, which are seemingly my colors of 2017.

I appreciated one of the washi tapes because although it wasn’t red and pink Valentine’s Day themed, it was heart-themed and I can always get behind that for the month of February. The other washi tape felt kinda similar to one of the one’s from last month so I wasn’t all googly-eyed over it.

I liked the stickers because like always they matched the two washi tapes provided and when it comes to a cohesive monthly spread or weekly spread, having a sticker to match that is great. They have definitely gotten the “functional sticker” part of planning down and each month I consider adding a sticker addict box to my planner addict box. I probably will once I start working but I’m not sure because I have two sticker booklets from Michael’s with over 2,000 stickers! What can I say, I’m a sticker addict too.

My final thing I loved about this month was the Planner tips they included. While many of them seem like common sense, I really liked them because the card served as a reminder to me to check my planner more often. I can’t count how many times in the past I have decked out my weekly spread only to let a day or two go past without even glancing at the thing (that may also be because I was unemployed and didn’t really have a strict schedule to adhere to but still). By keeping the tips visible on my desk I was reminded how to use my planner more effectively every day.

All in all, I liked this month’s box and will definitely put everything I loved to use. After this month’s box I’ve decided I’m going to start picking random people to send my unwanted items from the box to (if I don’t feel like taking the effort to utilize them ever). Stay tuned for a potential giveaway!

What is your favorite way to decorate your planner? Are you obsessed with washi-tape and stickers or are stencils and stamps more in your lane? Answer in the comments!