How To Color Code Your Planner Like A Total Pro!
Learning how to color code your planner isn’t difficult at all, the difficult thing is not using all the coloured pens and stickers willy nilly all over your planner.
I’ve been using planners for almost a decade now and it’s safe to say that I am truly obsessed. I even went as far as to create my own printable planner that was fully customised to the things that happen in my life, with a focus on Self Care.
Colour coding is something I have never been able to stick at because I usually forget what colours go where. All that has changed.
In October I started a bullet journal, I created a legend on a post it and folded it into the back of the Bullet Journal.
Now, I’m doing the same with my Creative, Happy Life planner, only with colour.
Creating Your Own
You can obviously create your own colour key/legend for whatever you write about or tasks you tend to do the most each week.
Popular examples are:
- Due dates for assignments
- People To call
- Self Care
- After school activities
- Lunch Dates/Appointments
- Work/Shift hours
Once you figure out your list of important things that you write about, you can assign some colour. And everyone has enough going on in their lives to colour code. You just have to split things into categories.
If you’re a blogger like me, categories could include
- social media updates
- blog post
- recording analytics
- brainstorming sessions
- digital product creation
The tools for colour coding:
You don’t need fancy accessories to colour code your planner. If you purchased the Creative Happy Life planner, then you will have received the bundle of free stickers to use alongside it. You can purchase coloured pens and stickers though if you want to.
My personal favourites:
Staedtler 0.3 mm Triplus Fineliner Superfine Point Pens (Pack of 42)
Staedtler Triplus Fineliner 334 Pastel Colours (Pack of 6)
Zebra Sarasa Clip 0.5mm Ballpoint Pen, 8 Color Set (These are the pens I’ve been using the most for a year now. Love um!)
An Example of Colour Coding:
Are you confident enough to make your own colour code? Do you need any help? Tell me in the comments below or e-mail me using the chat box at the bottom of your screen!
I’ve shown you how to color code your planner, now you have to implement it!
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