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Bullet Journaling in a Passion Planner

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As followers of the blog know, Christine and I are BIG fans of bullet journaling. We love the organization it provides, we love the pretty trackers and layouts, and we LOVE the supplies.  It was everything I wanted from a planner system- until it wasn’t.

The number one question I always got asked about Bullet Journaling was, “But doesn’t that take up a lot of time?” And the short answer is yes, it does.  Creating weekly layouts, monthly calendars, elaborate trackers- all of these things take up precious time. And as long as you’re enjoying the time spent making those things, it doesn’t feel like work at all.

But then Lila started elementary school, Abe became a person with his own activities to keep up with, and I got the part-time job of my dreams. There were blogging deadlines and birthdays to remember and things to buy. And spending time making pretty weekly spreads suddenly went WAY down on my priority list. I needed something with better functionality, but that still left room for the things I loved most about bullet journaling.

Enter: the Passion Planner.

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This planner is the PERFECT solution to my dilemna. This little beauty features weekly spreads and monthly calendars that come pre-made, eliminating the need to spend hours drawing lines and creating boxes.  It comes in dated and undated versions, so you can jump in anytime.  You can choose a planner that begins on Mondays, or if Sunday feels like the start of the week for you (like it does for me), there’s a version for that as well.  The pages are heavyweight, so I can use my Staedtler Fineliners with no bleed-through (and for our BuJo junkies out there- there’s not even any GHOSTING!). But the thing that makes the Passion Planner the ideal hybrid between a planner and a BuJo? Has to be the forty blank pages (20 grid, 20 blank) at the back, so there’s still plenty of space for my favorite trackers and pages.

Now I’ll admit, it took me a little while to get used to the time-slots of the weekly layout. First I ignored them.


Then I embraced them.


You can see here that I use color coding for the different members of my family, and types of tasks. So for example, my part-time job is shown in Orange, my daugther’s activities are pink, and blog tasks are lime green. It really helps me to see where my time is going, because the things you spend time on? It turns out that those are your priorities, whether they’re what you intended or not. Having this visual keeps me focused on my bigger goals and dreams, and to make sure that Iam actively taking steps to achieve them.

If you’re a Miracle Morning person, the Passion Planner is also a fantastic fit.  It is the perfect pairing for setting goals and living with intention. If you don’t have a copy of the Miracle Morning yet, I suggest you snag one here, and look for a future post about why the Passion Planner is the perfect companion to Hal Elrod’s system.



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10 thoughts on “Bullet Journaling in a Passion Planner”

  1. One day I hope to be as organized as you are! I seem to find myself always an hour behind and forgetting something haha. Maybe this journal would be the key I need to staying on top! Thanks for the review, I’m going to look seriously into bullet journaling!

  2. This is something I seriously need in my life. I’m allergic to organization. And with 4 kids it definitely bites me in the butt sometimes!

  3. I am a little obsessed with paper and planners. This one looks interesting. I almost got sucked into a different one…some lady’s name…there were stickers…. but anyway, this one looks pretty cool.

  4. I have to confess, I’ve never used a planner like this before – and I hadn’t actually heard of Passion Planner before reading this post. But seems like there are a lot of fans of these planners out there – maybe I should jump on the wagon and check them out ? x

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