Let’s talk about how to color code your planner! I love pretty colors and I love planners, so what could be better than a color coded planner? When it comes to color coding your planner, there’s definitely not a right or wrong way. As usual, it’s all about what works for you. I’m just here to give you some ideas on how you could use colored pens in your planner, and it’s up to you to take it from there and make it yours.
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When it comes to color coding your planner, the first thing you’ll need are some good colored pens. I love the Papermate Inkjoy pens from Staples. I’m a total pen addict (that usually comes along with planner addict territory, right?), and these are definitely some of my faves. I’ve never found a pen that writes so smoothly and vividly, yet does not smear at all! Plus I love the array of colors in the set of 14. It includes some really pretty shades besides just the standard blue/black/red/green. I also love how pretty the pens are. There are two little hearts both on the front and back of the pens.
One of the things I love about using colored pens in my planner is that it really helps it look cheerful without me having to use stickers. That way I only need to keep a few pens on hand, and I can still have a colorful planner.
One of the most common ways to color code your planner is to use a different color ink for each category. For example, you can use one color for work, one for leisure, one for family, and so on. This will allow you to tell quickly at a glance what types of things you are filling your days with. If you do this, I recommend making a little color key. You can even make one like this that you can move from week to week.
One of my favorite ways to color code is by urgency rather than category. Therefore a must do gets one color, a really should do gets another color, and a could do gets yet another color. This way I can tell at a glance one must be done and what could be pushed off to another day if needed.
Another common way to color code is to assign one color to each member of the family, like this:
I hope that gives you some color coding ideas. Let me know in the comments below how you like to color code your planner.