I have to confess, I am a planner addict. I love organizing and planning. ❤ As with most planner addicts, I am also a pen fanatic. You can’t plan without the right pen. Am I right? Today I want to share how I color code my planner to stay organized. There is no right or wrong way to use your planner to stay organized. You need to find a system that works for you! I use Paper Mate InkJoy Gel pens because they bring joy to staying organized with their wide array of colors, smooth writing, and no smearing. ❤ What’s not to love about that!
Hobbies? Organizing my agenda. Wait, that doesn’t sound fun…jammin’ on my planner! – Leslie Knope.
One way to color code your planner is to use a different color of ink for each category. For instance, you can have red as homework, orange for appointments, etc. This color coding system allows you to see at a glance what is happening each day. I love all the color options available with InkJoy Gel pens.
In my planner I created a color key that I keep in a plastic sleeve. Since I use a ringed planner, I can move the key from week to week. If you don’t have a ringed binder, try making a color code key on a bookmark instead.
I keep my pens in a pencil case that I carry with me, along with my planner. That way I always have when I need on hand. You could also use a pouch in your planner, too.
Outer order contributes to inner calm.
Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” – A. A. Milne
There is something satisfying about organizing your life. I am a lot calmer knowing that I have things under control. My planner color coding is not an earth-shattering concept. However, it is fun, it makes your planner so pretty and most of all – it works for me! Finding a way to stay organized and in control is a way to make your days just a little less stressful.
Some people like to cross off tasks as they do them, but I just check beside the task with some black InkJoy Gel pens. If something is really important, I will sometimes highlight it. I also like to add stickers, photos and mementos to my planner. Once again, that is a personal decision.
You will love how Paper Mate® InkJoy Gel pens brighten up your day. They are my favorite colorful pens which seem to be designed to spread joy through writing. 🙂 Be sure to check out InkJoy Gel Pens on Facebook and Twitter.