Ready for 2014!
Start the new year fresh with smart planners made for different personality types
Despite all the digital diaries, virtual calendars, and to-do apps available these days, I always go back to good ol’ pen and paper. Sure, I type in daily reminders on my smart phone for reference on-the-go, but nothing beats writing my schedule, deadlines, and even notes to self in longhand. Somehow, jotting things down helps me process things better—and is there anything more satisfying than manually crossing out items on your to-do list?
If you’re a paper person too, I know you look forward to this time of the year: planner shopping time! Viviamo! Inc., the company behind the popular Belle de Jour Power Planner, is introducing a whole new slew of exciting planners for 2014, so take your pick!
Viviamo! Inc. planners and notebooks are available at National Book Store, Powerbooks, and Fully Booked, or shop online at belledejourpowerplanner.com. Sign up at group.ilovebdj.com to get even more rewards!
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For The Fashionista Achiever
The Belle de Jour Power (BDJ) Power Planner is made for the Pinay “it” girl, whom Viviamo defines as “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 planner includes: a time-management, principles-based layout to help you get things done; an advocacy tracker to challenge you to make a difference; goals, dreamboard, and checklists sections to focus on what’s important; health checklist, immunization and menstrual tracker pages so you can take good care of yourself; and bills and cash flow tracker pages to manage income and expenses. Not your ordinary diary, this eighth edition has 200 pages packed with special features, articles, and over P40,000 worth of fashion/beauty/food/service coupons! It comes in either a matte-laminated or matte hard leather cover, has an expandable back pocket, and is sized 5.7” x 7.9”.
Need an extra push to achieve all your goals? The 12-month Everything Is Possible (eip) planner is made for you! Throughout its pages, you’ll find Braille characters for the word possible as subtle reinforcement to remind us that we are able to achieve anything we set our minds to. The folks at Viviamo share, “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 includes: a special weekly layout for your weekly priorities; mantras to keep you on track; an Achievement Arrow and Positive Poster to guide you in your goals; a Balance Wheel to help you assess your life focus; and a Year End Workbook to document the things you’ve achieved and learned. It has 192 full-color pages, comes in a matte-laminated hard cover with an expandable back pocket, and is sized 5.6” x 7.9”.
Whether you’ve been seized by wanderlust, or simply believe that life is a journey, create your own adventure with Navi, Your Life Navigator. This 12-month planner inspires you to write your own life rules, take daring leaps, find reasons to celebrate, and go places. “Navi reminds you about the importance of going places and seeing the world wide-eyed, like the first time. It’s about knowing how to feel most alive,” says Viviamo. The 2014 Navi comes with over P25,000 worth of coupons, has 176 full-color pages, comes in a matte leather hard cover with an expandable back pocket, and is sized 5.6’ x 7.9”.
Are you constantly scribbling notes on Post-Its, writing lists, and trying to track your expenses? Check out the Belle de Jour Forget-Me-Not (FMN) Notebooks! FMN notebooks are four types of specialty mini notepads to supplement the BDJ Power Planner for random thoughts, ideas, and more, for an incredibly organized 2014!
FMN Create/Inspire Ideas Journal (in blue, gray, pink) is basically your doodle notepad, with light gray dots providing you with a guide for note-taking.
FMN Dare/Achieve Meetings Journal (in gray, green, purple) helps you keep track of important meetings and events throughout the year, and break down projects into bite-sized pieces.
FMN Save/Do Cash Tracker and To Do List (in pink/gray, teal/purple) is your double-purpose notepad that helps you track your cash flow, while also monitoring your to-do list for the day.