Unplan Your Planner: 5 Unique Ways to Use Your Passion Planner

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Hey hey, Friend! I don’t know bout you, but June is my time to plan. As much as I love my digital teacher planner, I am all about the paper lifestyle when it comes to everything else.

One way that I am able to balance my time over the Summer is by using my Passion Planner. I know what you’re thinking – I don’t want to use a planner over the Summer! Hear me out, there are many ways to “plan” without planning. I promise! 

I use my Passion Planner for tracking my mood and habits, brain dumping, doodling, and journaling and reflecting. There is a TON more that you can check out here, but I’m sharing how I use my Passion Planner for these 5 things. 

1: Meal Planning

On all Passion Planners, there is Space of Infinite Possibility (or SOIP), and that is exactly where I meal plan. I don’t meal prep, it’s not something my ADHD brain can handle, however, I like to know what the possibilities are for food for the week! It helps me navigate the grocery store (Instacart of course, I don’t actually leave my house if I don’t have to 😬). 

Sometimes if I don’t want to plan each day’s meals, I just brain dump snack and meal ideas, and then it helps me to know the options that I have to keep me on a healthy-ish track.

2: Habit Tracking

Another use for the SOIP is habit tracking. I did this for a little, but honestly, it was hard for me to keep up with it. I use the SOIP on the monthly section to track habits for the month. I also use the monthly spread to keep track of how often I go to the gym. 

3: Mood Tracking

Each night as I wrap up my work time, I think about the day as a whole. In the Passion Planner Daily, there is a space to write it!  I use the “Today in one word” part to write my feeling for the day, but I also love to write the best thing that happened and something I learned. It helps me to be grateful for even the littlest things. 

4: Brain Dumping

In the back of each Passion Planner, there is a bunch of blank pages, this is the brain dump section for me. Whenever I have to sort out my bills, figure out what I am packing for a trip, or just write what’s on my mind, I use those pages. These pages are even great for journaling and reflecting, although you won’t need it because there are monthly check-ins for you!

5: BONUS: Journaling & Reflecting

This year I have been so much better about reflecting each month. My favorite part of the check-in is when it asks how you feel about the time you spent. Before using the Passion Planner, I never thought to reflect on how I spent my time. It has been eye opening to help me see what areas I am focusing on and what areas I need to focus more on. 

There is even a section to set yourself up for the next month. I have been much better about writing a plan and breaking down the steps into smaller, actionable steps. 

Even if you don’t have a Passion Planner, you can still make reflections with this free reflection template:

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5 Ways to Use Your Passion Planner for NOT Planning

1: Meal Planning

2: Habit Tracking

3: Mood Tracking

4: Brain Dumping

5: Journaling and Reflecting


How do you plan on using your Passion Planner this Summer? Send me a DM on Instagram to let me know! 


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Hi, I'm Alexandra!

I am a fourth-grade math teacher turned elementary tech teacher. I help upper elementary math teachers like YOU get organized digitally and engage students with digital tools. When I’m not teaching, you can find me taking long walks with my dog, Frannie, or travelling (especially to Disney World)!