23.10.15

2015 || with Passion Planner

I posted about Passion Planner way back in November of 2014; firstly I wanna say a huge Thank You to everyone that read the post, made a purchase and listed me as their referrer!


I realised not so long ago that I hadn't actually shared with you about how I've been using the Passion Planner (PP) in 2015! I get emails probably on a weekly basis from people running kickstarter campaigns asking me to share their project and what I think they fail to realise is that I don't share projects for a job / for fun; I share them because I genuinely love them and am prepared to back them with my own money.

And that's what I did with PP. They launched another kickstarter campaign not long after I discovered them, for their new compact size for 2015. I backed the project for 3 planners, kept one for myself and sold the others on eBay to help recoup some of my postage costs.

Photo Credit: Passion Planner

And the best news is; there's a Kickstarter running RIGHT NOW! This time, they're doing a Get One, Give One campaign so for every PP that is bought they give one to someone who is less fortunate. I've backed for just one of the Limited Edition #StayGOALden 2016 compact planners; I would've backed for more but they just didn't have the combinations that I wanted. I did think that I would go for the classic next time but I love the portability of the compact size and after finding erasable pens I have no issues with the small spaces to write in appointments.

Sometimes I get a little envious of the really creative people who have their planners looking like works of art but at the end of the day, I do what I do with mine because it works for me! If I had more time and energy to think what I could draw and add I would! On a creative note though, I used the plain white pages to sketch out my plan to decorate the living room and where all my picture frames / ornaments and clock would go!


I used the paper with the squares to draw out floor plans of my living room when I was deciding which furniture to get and where it would go!

But I'm not here to sell you PP's; I simply wanna share how it's helped me in 2015!

Photo Credit: Passion Planner

At the start of the year, I sat down and scribbled out my 3 month, 1 year, 3 year and lifetime goals. With this starting point, I broke each goal down and created a roadmap of how I was going to get there. One example was my house move planned for April 2015; I broke down all the tasks that needed doing in the lead up to the move and everything that would be done during the move and after. I was so ridiculously planned that my move was as stress free as I could ever have imagined!

It's been great to have my goals (short term and long term) there with me every single day to serve as a reminder! There's also space to check in at the end of the month and plan the next month ahead! I record events, appointments, workouts, social meetings, work hours and training plans with each having it's respective colour so I can see at a glance how my week balanced out!

And balancing out my week is tough. I've learnt to say no a lot more recently when I can see that there is just too much going on at a certain time and as you know, I've cut down my blogging schedule to three times per week meaning I'm more choosy about what I post about!

Ready for 2016, I'll be buying some washi tape, new highlighters and an extra stash of erasable pens! All ready to plan out how I'll be tackling all the half marathons, triathlons and cycling sportive that I have in the diary already! Take a look at the { Train With Elle } page to find out what races I'm booked in for, are on my wish list and previous race reports!

What do you use to keep on track with your goals?! 


Elle :) 

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11 comments:

  1. ok NOW I get why everyone adores them.
    Id never seen it all all all laid out like that before.
    I want I want I want :-)

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    1. Can't explain how long I've been meaning to write this post! lol glad you found it insightful! ...these types of planners are really useful to stay organised and keep an eye on your goals :)

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  2. I love paper planners and notebooks. I'm going to have to check these out!

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    1. Me too :) I doubt I'll ever be the electronic diary kinda girl! I like to see everything written down in front of me :)

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  3. Those some serious organization skills! I need to step my game up for 2016, and now I have some ideas about how to better organize my thoughts and tasks. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Don't even wait for 2016 ;) there is no other time than NOW! lol thanks for stopping by! :)

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  4. Thanks for the heads up Just backed them on KickStarter xoxo

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    1. Yay Corey! Hope you love it and get as much out of it as I have done! :) xoxo

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  5. I am going to get another one for 2016!!

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    1. Yay! So glad we found these :) x

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  6. AnonymousJune 20, 2016

    A well written review article! I will definitely approach you for my upcoming planner notebook review which is going to launch on Kickstarter in couple of days.

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