October 14, 2021
A calendar is a great tool that most of us already use. Oftentimes, we use it to schedule things in the future, but rarely does it keep us accountable to the things that didn't get done.
Accountability is one of the reasons why I color code the events in my calendar. When an event is completed, I mark it green. This way, those that aren't marked green will stand out when I review the previous week during my weekly review.
In addition to accountability, color coding helps me quickly visualize what my day looks like, the type of meetings that I have, or if I need to be physically present somewhere.
Here is an example of a week in my calendar:
- YELLOW = My default event color
- RED = I must be physically present
- GREEN = Complete
- LIGHT BLUE = Jaspr Inc.
- DARK BLUE = Air Quality Canada Inc.
- PINK = Automated sports event
These colors provide me with additional context when I glance at my calendar at the start of each day. As events get completed, they get marked green — This is especially rewarding for workouts.
When events are not marked green, I handle them in one of two ways:
- Leave it
But I never delete...
I have been using this system for over 4 years, and it has been awesome to say the least. If you are going to try to this, I suggest you start with 3 colors:
- A default color
- A "physical presence required" color
- A completed color
Over time, I'm sure you will continue to customize the colors in your calendar in your own unique way.
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