It’s no secret that I like being organized. One thing that naturally comes along with this desire for order is my tendency to keep a detailed calendar planning out my life and keeping track of upcoming events. In the past, I have been asked how I keep my calendar organized, so here it is!
|last year’s agenda via Instagram|
Last year I purchased a planner from Lilly Pulitzer for the first time which I have absolutely loved! I got the large option in You Gotta Regatta (above) and I’m just finishing the last few pages of July before I switch over to my new 2013-2014 agenda in True Navy Tiger Lilly. This year I picked the large agenda, once again, and I slightly modified it by adding my monogram with a decal from PinkyDotGifts on Etsy. I love how it’s so much more personalized now!
The key to organization in my planner is a specialized color code! I switched the colors around from last year and I made a fun bow themed color key instead of using basic squares or dots to indicate each color. I have a total of seven categories which cover the various things I tend to keep in my calendar.
blog related – This color helps me keep track of which posts are scheduled for each day and when they go up
health – this is for keeping track of doctor’s appointments and such
exercise – this is how I keep track of when I work out and how much time I spend exercising each time
birthdays/events – I like to remember of friends’ birthdays so I don’t forget to send them a happy birthday text on their special day. I also keep track of important events and parties in this color category.
school – I’m planning on using this category to write down my homework assignments as well as due dates for projects and exam dates.
work – I use this color for when I have babysitting jobs or have work on any given day
daily occurrences – This is the broadest of all the categories and I use this for when I’m going to be hanging out with friends or just taking little notes about things that happened that day
Do you use a planner or calendar?
P.S. I got my Stabilo pens from Dick Blick!