Organizing tools for an easy life
I needed new planners for the year 2014 and through the two years, I was using the Belle du Jour planner given to me by best friend Miriam Quiambao. It was through her that I discovered there was a Filipino made planner for the Filipino woman.
Viviamo! Inc. is the mother company of Belle de Jour Enterprises. “Viviamo” is Italian for “We Live”. Their mission is to craft tools that will help people live out their ultimate life. Starting with the Belle de Jour Power Planners, they envision products that empower Filipinos to try, to dare, to experience, to achieve, and to live. This has expanded to creating customized paper and planner products that influence the lifestyle of Filipinos.
The Belle de Jour Power (BDJ) Planner is especially made for the Pinayfashionista achiever. The name Belle de Jour, meaning “IT Girl” in French lingo, has been expanded to define “the modern day renaissance woman who dares to achieve her goals, lives her dream life, makes a difference in her community, while doing everything in great style.
The 2014 Belle de Jour Power Planner includes Time Management Principles –based layout to help you get things done; advocacy Tracker to challenge yourself to make a difference; Goals, Dreamboard, and Checklists to help you focus on what’s important; Health Checklist, Immunization and Menstrual Tracker Pages so you can take good care of yourself;Bills and Cash Flow Tracker Pages to help you manage your income and expenses.
This is the eighth edition of the BDJ Power Planner and is again jam-packed with special features, articles, and over Php40,000 worth of coupons that make living life to the fullest possible for all the users. At BDJ, they believe that everything and everyone around us plays a part in shaping who we are, and who we can become. Every little thing we do affects one another, and they’re all woven together to create a beautiful tapestry of life.
The 2014 BDJ Power Planner has 200 full-color pages, stickers to mark those special dates, and a coupon holder. It comes in either a matte-laminated or a matte leather hard cover, has an expandable back pocket.
I decided to use the new planner called Everything is Possible, or eip, which is a 12-month planner from Viviamo! Inc., creator of the Belle de Jour Power Planner. Scattered throughout its pages are the Braille characters for the word possible, to remind us that we are able to achieve anything we set our minds to.
The eip planner aims to ask you this question: “If there is one thing you want to leave behind as your legacy, what would that be?”
The planner is packed with a special weekly layout for your weekly priorities, Mantras to keep you on-track in your mission, Achievement Arrow and Positive Poster to guide you in your goals, Balance Wheel to help you assess your life focus, Year End Workbook to document the things you’ve achieved and learned.
But by this month, I am pretty sure you have already been using a planner either paper or digital that works for you. I just want to share that I have found it very useful to use the rest of Belle du Jour’s products like the Belle de Jour Forget-Me-Not (FMN) Notebooks are specialty mini-notebooks/notepads to supplement the BDJ Power Planner for random thoughts, ideas, and more.
The Create/Inspire Ideas Journal (blue, gray, pink) is your FMN doodle notebook, with light gray dots providing you with a guide for note-taking, but also allowing you to doodle and express your thoughts as you wish.
The FMN Dare/Achieve Meetings Journal (gray, green, purple) is your ultimate run-down of important meetings and events throughout the year — so you’ll never miss anything! It is designed to help you dissect your projects into bite-sized pieces.
The FMN Save/Do Cash Tracker and To Do List (pink/gray, teal/purple) is your double-purpose notepadthat helps you track your cash flow while also monitoring your to-do list for the day.
The FMN Focus/Finish Lists Journal (teal, yellow, gray) is your FMN lists notebook, with 4 distinct areas in each page where you can make a quick catalogue of the things you need to take note of.
There is still time to get more organized even if the first quarter is ending. All you need are fantastic tools that make organizing fun!
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