The Panda Planner is a gratitude, productivity, and goal setting planner wrapped up into one.
I wrote a post a few months back about how I kept myself organized with a notebook and four color pen. Panda Planner gives me the same setup that I had but pre-printed out with the bonus of a monthly and weekly section.
The Panda Planner features:
- Monthly section
- Weekly section
- Daily pages with schedule
- Elastic closure
- Ribbon section markers
- Pocket for stickers and notes (I keep a Midori passport sized notebook refill I found on Amazon in there for journaling or note taking.)
Each month, week, and day, there is a reflection area so you can watch where you grow and where your weaknesses are. After all, how can you know how you’re doing if you don’t look back and take notes on how you can improve?
Nothing is numbered, so you can buy it anytime of the year and not worry about having half of it wasted.
To get the most of your Panda Planner, I suggest you do three things each morning:
- Review your month to remind yourself of your monthly overall goals and focuses.
- Look over your week so you know where your weekly priorities are.
- Look over your day with the other two in mind and plan out your day from there.
Once you get the hang of it, the three steps should only take up around 15 minutes of your morning.
Don’t know where you will get 15-minutes in the morning? Start your coffee pot or tea kettle and plan while it brews.
My only grievance about the Panda Planner are the ribbons. They’re built into the notebook to help you, but they’re all the same color. It would be helpful for these to have been three different colors so you could quickly tell which is which.
Over the course of the past few weeks, I’ve been using the Panda Planner I’ve picked up on some of my bad habits and seen where I need to improve. My main focus has been to stay off Facebook and limit how often I check my Gmail. I’ve noticed an improvement on both of those things, though not without some slip-ups. I decided to judge each day by the one that came right before it, and that helps keep me from beating myself up too bad.
Depending on your use, one planner will last you between 3 and 6 months.
Panda Planner is available for around $25 on Amazon and comes in a few different flavors including Classic Daily (the one in this review), Pro, Weekly, and Color.
Disclaimer: GeekMom received a review sample.