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Color Code for the win! ​

I got the idea of writing about this after I went to Plannercon San Francisco and saw some planners all colorful and organized. It was so good to see such perfection! I usually decorate my planner with stickers but never thought about color coding as a way to optimize and having an efficient shedule.  First, five tips so you don’t get overwhelmed color coding!   1. Color code after you finish taking the notes — this will make note-taking or scheduling faster.  2. Choose the right tools — pens, highlighters, pencils. All brands and styles you actually like to use!  3. Be consistent — stick to a routine and make it easy to follow! 4. Limit your color palette — don’t choose too many colors or you will overwhelm yourself! 5. Colour Code the most important stuff! — If everything is highlighted/underlined, nothing will stand out. So always pick the most important information!  Now onto colors + their meanings!  I’d try and write out your schedule in the same color every time, like black or blue to remain consistent!  Now to highlight, or underline certain areas in a specific color, you need to connect color to a feeling or task.  I’ll go over the most popular colors to help you choose your main ones!  REDS: This color is all about important connections, or big events! Place calls, appointments, and meetings in this color and they will stand out first!  BLUES: Blues are all about calm and confidence, so place any self-care and time-out sections in your agenda in blue!  YELLOWS: Yellows are happy, bright colors so if you have any upcoming projects that need to be completed or things you need to remember, highlight them in yellow so they are your happy reminder!  GREENS: Green is all about the money! If you have invoices that need to be addressed, bills and budgeting should be done in

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Goal Setting
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What is a Dream Map and why you need one?

As you probably know, I’m a sucker for New Year’s rituals and anything that helps me keep the motivation going and also helps me accomplish my goals. That’s why I’m always saying how important it is to set goals and go after them, otherwise the years will pass you by and everything will be the same. And you don’t want that, right?  One of the “rituals” or let’s just say tools that guide me in the beginning of the year, is my DREAM MAP! If you don’t know what that is, it’s a vision board where you actually get to write your goals and dreams that you want to accomplish this year. It looks like this:  Before you start filling out, here’s how I suggest doing it.  1. Sit quietly for a few minutes, take deep breathes and imagine how you want to feel by the end of 2020 once you have accomplished all your goals. Think about what’s a priority for this year, what would make you so much happy you can’t even control yourself but smile just with that thought. What would change? How do you want your career, your life, your relationships to look like? Who do you need to be in order to conquer all of it?  2. Get a blank page and start writing everything that comes to mind after you meditated. Be specific as much as you can.  3. Now it’s time to utilize your free printable.Write your name in the heart and start filling out the categories according to what you wrote before. While you are writing, think about what these goals mean to you, why you want to attain them and how are you going to feel after accomplishing them.  4. Make it personal. You can include pictures, quotes, or anything that resonates with you and motivate you to go after all of these goals. This way, you’ll get the motivation to keep going

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