Not only is coloring in your planner fun but it is also super helpful to keep you organized and focused on your priorities and your task lists! You may be thinking that is all great but how do I color code in my planner? I am so very glad you asked lets review it now!
When you should color code
- family members activities in the planner
- meal planning
- to do lists
- business and work
- birthdays and special dates
- pretty much everything in your planner can be color coded
How to color code in your planner
- colored pens
- colored stickers
- colored washi tape
Color coding in your planner increases productivity
By color coding you can see all of your tasks and separate them by person or by priority. By being able to prioritize yoru tasks you are able to get more done more efficiently.
Color coding tips
- keep a list inside your planner of colors and what each stand for
- when color coding keep categories together like all business, all home, all school in the same color family
- try not to duplicate if you document on monthly plans dont repeat on daily plans or weekly plans
- planners should always be functional first and decorative second
- do what works for you- dont be afraid to try something new
You can color code time
With time blocking planning you can use an hourly planner and color code the time by
- 15 min task
- 30 min task
- 45 min task
- 60 min task
How many colors to use
4 is the ideal number of colors to use when color coding in your planner (keeping in mind you can use different shades of the same color for different things inside the category)No more than 6 colors should be used though because at this point it is too much and becomes overwhelming and confusing more than helpful. If you find yourself needing more than 4 colors consider splitting your planner into multiple planners.
I personally have several planners. I have a home and personal planner, I have a faith planner, I have a work planner, a budget planner, and a business planner!