Panda Planner Review

Anyone else completely overwhelmed by the seemingly endless planner options out there? I know I was when I was trying to decide on a new one recently! I love a good planner and it's an absolute necessity in my pursuit of productivity. Enter, the Panda Planner Pro. Today was my first day using it and I am already smitten. Here is my non-sponsored, unbiased review. This post does contain affiliate links.

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Let's start with a Pro & Con list. That's always a good first step. 

PROS:

  • Made from eco-friendly materials

  • Available on Amazon Prime

  • Undated & flexible (so you are not locked into using it at any certain time)

  • The Daily, Weekly, and Monthly layouts (I LOVE them and go into more detail about them below)

  • Large size and durable cover


CONS:

  • The panda motif isn't exactly my "aesthetic", I wish it was a bit more plain so I could customize it a bit more! It's honestly the least important thing to me, but I know it's important to some.

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Now, I want to show you what this planner is made of. I adore the layouts and the prompts on this planner. They help me prioritize and stay intentional. Everything about this planner is so detailed, but in the best way. It's not overwhelming. It's totally inspiring.

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MONTHLY LAYOUT:

I love the monthly layout so much. Historically, the monthly pages have been the most important for me, so I was DELIGHTED when I saw this one. It's so flexible and has ample room for all the categories of my life I want to keep up with. 

The monthly layout includes:
- A full, undated calendar
- A space for your focus (I pick a word each month)
- A space for a habit you'd like to cultivate
- A notes section (I use this to list my monthly bills out)
- A Plan section that includes This Month's Goals, Reason Why, and Distractions to Avoid
- A Review section that includes This Month's Wins, When Were You At Your Best, and Insights Gained

It's such a great layout for self-reflection and I am SO excited to track my progression with this layout each month.

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WEEKLY LAYOUT:

The weekly layout is another amazing space for self-reflection. The projects space has to be my favorite. There's plenty of room to add notes or your own bits of creativity. 

The weekly layout includes:
- Review of last week that includes Big Wins and How I'll Improve sections
- Planning Upcoming Week section that includes an incredible Things I Will Do To Make This Week Great section that is further broken down into subsections of life (Personal, Work, Family/Friends, and Relationship), I'm Looking Forward To space, Habits I'm Focusing On Developing space, Learn Something New space, and Passion Project space
- A space for projects with four HUGE boxes (my favorite *swoon*)
- Top Goals section (wonderful for prioritizing!)

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DAILY LAYOUT:

My inner planner nerd is DELIGHTED with the daily layout. There are so many little sections with great prompts. I look forward to using this each day to get clear on my goals and achieve.

The daily layout includes:
- A space for a daily habit
- A Morning Review section that includes an I'm Grateful For subsection, an I'm Excited For subsection, an Affirmation space (!! YES), a Focus space, and an Exercise space
- A Today's Priorities section with five large boxes
- A Schedule section that goes from 6 AM - 9 PM
- A Tasks checklist
- An End of Day Review section with Today's Win and How I'll Improve space
- And finally, a space for Notes

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In conclusion, I am so thrilled with this planner. If you're a planning nerd, but (like me) too overwhelmed by the bullet journal life, I would definitely suggest the Panda Planner Pro. Fellow planning nerds, what planner are you using now? Let me know in the comments.