Every planner geek needs his/her perfect color-coding system.
Color-coding is a wonderful way to stay organized AND it’s visually appealing 🙂 . Even though I’ve entered a world full of non-stop appointments, tests, meetings, trips, to-do lists, etc., I love keeping my world full of color. I’ve developed my special color-coding system over the past year and it’s helped me stay productive and organized in college.
This is my first color-coding system that I use on a day-to-day basis:
Light Blue – Events, opportunities
Purple – Mandatory meetings, appointments
Red – Deadlines, Tests
Dark Blue – Homework
Green – Work
Orange – Celebrations, Holidays, Birthdays
Pink – Personal Goals (Ex. working out, me time)
Then, I have a second, basic highlighting system when I do my month-to-month schedules:
Yellow: Class in session
Pink: No Class
Red: Exam Period
Highlighting is a lifesaver. It lets me glance at any point in time in the near future to see when I’ll be most busy and what I should be focusing on. This system helps me set my priorities and also helps me set goals well in advance of due dates and such. Do you have a special color-coding formula that keeps you organized? Share in the comments.
I hope you all have a wonderful and productive week!
– Planner Geek