After you have chosen the planner you want to use and have some basic ideas of what to include in it, consider organizing even more by color coding. This involves using colored pens, highlighters, or stickers to make each section or item a different color.
Here are some reasons why this is a great idea.
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Your planner is helping to keep your life more organized, but why not organize the planner as well? When you look at a monthly calendar and see a lot of text all in the same color, it tends to blend together. If you want to focus on certain things or have a better idea of what is related to finances, home, family, work, or other areas of your life, it helps to use colors for each area. There are many ways to color code different
sections of the planner to make it more effective for you.
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Having Fun with Customization
Color coding isnít just about organization, but it is fun to do! Your planner becomes something you love working in because itís pretty and you get to use different pens and artistic tools. Make it a creative project so that it is not only helping you be more productive but becomes a fun creative outlet as well.
Keeping Areas of Your Life Separate
Another excellent benefit of color coding in your planner is to help keep different areas of your life (and schedule) separate. If you are filling out task lists, it might get confusing when it is all written in black. If these tasks arenít necessarily related or even for the same goals one day, it can make it easier to use different colored pens for each type of task on the to-do list.
Deciding What to Color Code
You can color code anything and everything in your planner. This might be changing the pen color when making a to-do list, using stickers or highlighters for certain sections on the calendar pages, or even separating the planner into sections based on the color of the pages. Have fun with it, and remember not only to make it fun but to be sure you are making it more effective, instead of distracting. There is a balance here between being helpful, and going a little overboard.
Start small by taking your monthly calendar for each month, and separating each area into a different color. This might be for things like work, family, and personal life. Or type of event, like holiday, birthday, appointment, or due date.
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- Style: Wall Calendars
- Size: Square
- View: Month To View
- Binding: Stapled
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- Monday start
- English language
- White paper
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- Week on two pages format
- Monday start
- English language
- White paper