Hello, Extraordinary People! I hope yall are having the best year of your life! Despite all the hardship and failed attempts, I personally am managing through and I hope you are too!
So, I got a Passion Planner end of August and use it throughout the month.
Yes, that’s right, a whole month! It was interesting because while the Passion Planner has both monthly and weekly layout just like EverydayPlanners, it, however, is different in structure. Before I tell you why I switched in the first place, let me tell you what I love about the Passion Planner.
#1 Separation of Work & Life
I’ve always forgotten about this because I’m a freelancer. When you work at home and is your own boss, it’s easy to jumble work and normal life. So having a separate to-do list makes it easier for me to look at the respective list when I’m in a different “mode”. However, like any lists, when there’s too much it becomes overwhelming.
#2 Time Your Day
The Passion Planner’s days in the weekly layout is fixed with time from 6 am to 10.30 pm. At first, it gives me a feel of how to allocate my activities in a timely manner, but I found that the time frame just doesn’t fit me. Also, it doesn’t have any more space left to scribble about the day.
#3 Bigger Free Space
I absolutely love the free space at the bottom right of the layout. More space to jot things while the EP has 2 small columns. I love love it and probably is going to make bigger space for EP for next time.
#4 Weekly Quotes
The weekly quotes help a lot when I’m planning and needing some inspiration, especially when I feel like the universe is against me.
#5 Cover & Bind
It’s made like a monologue style book with the faux leather, strap and bind. Definitely can’t beat that at the moment because, we have tight budget! But I’m not sure if plain is better than a dash of color. What do you think?
The reason why I changed to Passion Planner was because I thought I needed a change to see what was missing in my planning system. Because, I was really down on my previous couple of months and was always pulled back whenever I thought I had the momentum. So this October, I am switching back to my EverydayPlanners. I really miss it! While Passion Planner is amazingly structured and was one of the designs that inspired EP, I guess the EP is perfectly designed for me.
So here’s why I switched back to EverydayPlanners.
#1 The Wide Columns
EP has a wider column, just nice to write a 3-4 word of tasks. The lines are finer and in blue, so it doesn’t distract too much. In short, it’s more pleasant to write on.
#2 The Colors
The cheerful colors make me feel happy! Don’t they? I really really miss the colors. It makes checking the planner more pleasant and organized.
#3 The Freedom
As mentioned above, I don’t like time on the days. There is an option whether to write the time or just leave it as is for listers. I can make your own special rows for anything – quotes, reminders, summary, or food diary.
So what’s my biggest take from the switch?
LESS IS MORE!
Less checklist is better. Have a mindmap of your goals to summarize everything! Keep it simple. I’ll tell you more about that next time 🙂
P/S: I’m having some difficulties to produce the 2018 EP. Are you going to be sad if there’s no 2018 EP? Do comment down below.
Love, till the colorful markers,