Day 2 of Using My Planners: Passion Planner Work Planner
Welcome to Day 2 of Using My Planners! This is a series I’m putting together this week of… yeah, how I use my planners. I use five daily! This won’t work for everyone of course, but through this series I hope to inspire you and show you how to use multiple planners if you have them, or if you just had a moment of FOMO and ended up with an extra planner (or 3) you don’t know what to do with. Honestly, that’s what happened to me, so I had to figure out how to make the best of it. ;) Be sure to follow me on Instagram (@PlanningByShannon) to check out my daily planning adventures!
To preface, if you don’t know which planners I use, in order of the 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.
Day 2 is…
My Rose Gold Passion Planner Pro! My Work Planner!
This one is rather self explanatory, and of course will differ for you depending on what job you have, and how you work.
I work completely from home, creating the stickers you see every day on my socials and this website, fulfilling orders, collaborating, and trying to live my daily life. It’s a LOT. I do everything, and I’m still learning how to fit it all in. The most foolproof method I’ve found for me is to have a dedicated work planner. A messy (but, of course, still cute) book of lists so that I remember to do everything and I can keep track of all of my ideas. I have trackers, charts, notes, schedules, and more in here. Because it’s all for my business, I can’t share too much of the detail, but I do want to show you how I use it in it’s most basic form.
Every day I’ll leave a huge space for lists. I’m a list-maker. It can be the most trivial thing, and it will still go on my list. I forget everything. I’ll wake up in the morning, sit with my coffee, watching the sunrise, and basically brain-dump into this space. The good thing about the Passion Planner is that it has a lot of space for whatever you need it for, and although I normally don’t utilize its timelines, those make for a great spot to put my lists. I also have a section for the next week, business expenses, and priorities.
I love this planner because it’s so easy to change it for what I need it to be. Some weeks I’ll have 6 days of 16 hour work days ahead of me, and it will be lists, lists, lists. Some weeks I’ll have a lot appointments and travel, and I’ll need to use the timelines to visualize my week. And some weeks I just have a burst of creativity and I’ll just throw ideas down and barely plan.