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.
How To Color Code Your Planner Like A Total Pro!
Colour coding is something I had never been able to stick at because I usually forget what colours go where. All that has changed! In October 2016 I started a bullet journal, which taught me the basics of using symbols and colour codes and ended up helping me skyrocket my productivity.
An Example of Colour Coding:
Creating Your Own Planner Color Code
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 of Categories are:
Popular examples of things to Colour Code In Your Planner:
- Family Meals/Gatherings
- Date Nights
- Self Care
- Meal Planning
- Kids Activities
- School-related events/activities
- Meeting with Friends
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
You could also use different colored pens to use in habit trackers, weight trackers or any other type of tracker.
My personal favourite Planner Supplies:
- Staedtler 0.3 mm Triplus Fineliner Superfine Point Pens (Pack of 42)
- 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!)
- + Zebra MildLiners or
- Stabilo Pastel Highlighters
Are you confident enough to make your own colour code? Do you need any help? Tell me in the comments below.