Day 1 of Using My Planners: Passion Planner Memory Keeper
I promised you guys I would explain how I used all my planners every day… I have five! Which is perfect, because this is the first of FIVE days of posts for you through this blog, and my Instagram (@planningbyshannon)!
To preface, if you don’t know which planners I use, in order of the coming posts…a Hardbound Passion Planner, a Softcover Passion Planner, a Hobonichi Weeks, Simplified Planner, and finally, Powersheets. Each day this week I will have a new post explaining how I use each of this without getting overwhelmed. It was actually a labor of love to almost teach myself how to use each of these in a way that works for me.
Disclaimer: This is just what works for ME. You probably don’t need five planners a day to live your normal life. But I hope this helps you out in case you have fallen down the multiple planner hole, or you’re trying to justify purchasing another.
Okay, let’s start…
My hardbound Passion Planner. My Memory Keeper.
I am starting with this one because it’s the most special to me. I actually already had purchased a 2019 Passion Planner, but then the company sent me this beauty… and of course I had to use it. At first I was unsure what to do with it, so I tried quite a few things. It’s been used as a health planner, a work planner, and it’s finally found it’s home as my memory/personal planner.
At some point in 2018 I discovered the magic of practicing gratitude. I’ve since developed that into almost an entire gratitude spread each week. I journal, celebrate, take notes, and print out some of my favorite pictures to look back on. Some weeks I’ll track the weather even.
I love to look back at how I’ve grown in just the past few months of 2019, and I love seeing those photos that I’ve already forgotten I’ve taken.
This is also the planner I use the most stickers in. Even just seeing my stickers in the planner is a memory in itself, because I can see how I’ve grown as a creator! I also like to see how my style of planning evolves over time, and with kits it’s really easy to point that out. Although I use stickers in a functional way (you can make things look pretty while still being functional, FYI), I find they really help me with my memory keeping because they kind of divide things up in a digestible way for me to look back on.
I hope this provides a little insight on how I use my absolute favorite planner! If you’re more into the actual “planning” aspect, stay tuned, because tomorrow I’ll be posting all about my work planner. That thing is chock-full of to do lists, notes, and any appointments I have. It’s my workhorse!
Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to check out my Instagram for new posts every week day and a bite-sized version of these posts!