Viviamo, maker of the popular Belle de Jour Power Planner, has sent me their newest planner for review. Like I’ve mentioned last year, I consider this an exceptional item made for women, by women.
It makes sense, right? When it comes to knowing a woman’s intricately unique set of needs, hopes and dreams, only fellow bellas can truly understand and address these concerns effectively. Once again, this year’s BDJ Power Planner takes these issues to heart and adds a bit more.
For one, I’ve noticed that theBelle de Jour Power Planner is a few inches smaller than last year’s. It is neither too big nor too bulky which makes it a lot easier for us, bellas, to slip it into our handbags.
And since the 2014 BDJ Planner is almost as small as my iPad Mini, I might even consider taking the planner with me wherever I go.
Fact is, no matter how convenient the Calendar app in my iPad is, for some amazing reason, nothing beats old-fashioned note-taking sometimes. Perhaps that’s the reason why most women are still drawn to buying planners amid the ever increasing allure of digital technology.
Although the BDJ Planner boasts of a smaller size, it still sizzles with an array of our favorite features from last year’s such as the Goals Page, BDJ Checklist, Random Thoughts, Menstrual Tracker, Bills & Cash Flow Tracker, Vacation Planner and of course, the Weekly Planner.
Dream board is still included but with a zesty new twist. Instead of just jotting down your wishes, you are encouraged to cut photos that best represent your deepest dreams, and make a collage out of them.
Fun and informative reads mark the start of each month which allow us to re-assess our personal, professional and even financial commitments.
More coupons are found inside the Power Planner thanks to the following biz partners:
Aside from the regular features mentioned above, I’ve noticed that there are also some new additions, making the BDJ Planner more succinct than it already is.
Here are just some of them:
Compact Monthly Calendar helps us visualize our month-long activities and appointments.
Choose to Shine Page allows us to analyze and address our fears head-on.
Advocacy Challenges Page helps re-awaken the patriot within.
An Immunization Page keeps track of our vaccines against cervical cancer and the common flu, among others.
Share Happiness Page drives us outside our comfort zone into caring for our immediate community and our country in general.
Cutesy Stickers allow us to mark important appointments and qualify them into various themes.
All of these well-thought out features are fused together resulting in 200 full-color pages filled with inspiring quotes such as this one:
I’ve also noticed that this year’s planner delves on how women should live life to the full and make it a masterpiece.
And to answer this pervading question felt all throughout the planner:
“I will make my life a masterpiece by choosing to soar above life’s raging storm and use its seemingly frightening wind power to help lift me to greater heights of service and influence.”
Belle de Jour Power Planner