When I brought my 2020 Jan-Dec Passion Planner last year, I wanted to personalize the functionality of my planner. I wanted to incorporate things I saved on my #BUJO Pinterest board in addition to browsing Etsy for inspiration.
Here are a few Passion Planner hacks that I created for 2020:
Item #1: Make monthly tabs with washi tape
I had a lot of black and white patterned washi tape rolls lying around. I loved the look of flushed tabs and cut pieces of washi tape to make my own monthly tabs.
I also used the washi tape to mark off miscellaneous pages in the back of the planner.
Item #2: DIY reading list with Google Docs
The reading list is a table with columns for the date I finished the book, the name of the book, author name, and a 1-5 rating scale (1-awful and 5-fantastic). I taped the chart to a blank page in the back of my planner.
Item #3: DIY bill payment tracker with Google Docs
This is another table that has the name of the bill and the beginning balance at the top. There are columns for the date of payment, payment amount, and the ending balance after each payment. Keeping track of the payments keeps me motivated.
Item #4: Yearly memories tracker
When I write my end of year post, I often struggled to remember what I did. This year, I created a 2-page memory tracker that’s broken down by month. Throughout the year, I jot down my accomplishments, memories, etc. that I don’t want to forget. It feels good to look at the tracker from time to time.
Growing up, I was told that not every thought, opinion, or idea I have needs to be shared. I still feel that way, especially with social media making it so easy to share. It’s a platform for them to share what they think/feel, especially when they’re loud and wrong.
I call these folks Megaphone Mary and Mike.
Megaphone Mary and Mike will go online and share thoughts/opinions that don’t make sense. It defies science, history, and common sense. Take the pandemic for example. Below are a few of the things Megaphone Mary and Mike have posted online about COVID-19:
- It’s just the flu.
- Wearing a mask violates my rights.
- It’s a hoax.
While you have every right to share how you feel, others have the same right to comment on what you shared. What tickles me is when folks challenge what’s shared, Megaphone Mary and Mike get reeallll mad.
Folks aren’t always going to agree on social media. Being exposed to varying viewpoints is a benefit of those platforms. But since Megaphone Mary and Mike don’t like being challenged, I have a solution for that:
- Delete your account
Folks are losing their jobs based on something that was shared online. If I were Megaphone Mary and Mike, I’d think twice before I hit “Share”. I would say to share it in a group chat, but folks are getting fired from that too so yeah. Get a good pen and a nice journal and write it down.
Until next time,