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Plan Using Color Coding with Momentum

We know Momentum is a great tool for helping you focus on what matters most. That’s why we created a few different ways for users to customize their Momentum experience. And one of the most creative ways to fully own your planner organization process is through color coding. 🎨

If you respond well to visual cues when it comes to your tasks, something as simple as color coding can go a long way. 

Color coding basics

To start, go to any of the Momentum planners (Daily, Weekly, Monthly or Quarterly) views, and add a project or a project chunk. You’ll see an area called “Color” with eight different options. Momentum Teal is the main color by default, but you can definitely choose your own color (or a new color) each time you create a project or type of task within the planner template.

The best part about our color coding system, is that there is no system. People use different colors to denote different things that have meaning to them, and that’s the beauty of it. 

Choosing your own colors can help different elements of your planner stand out. You can use color coding in your daily planner, weekly planner, monthly planner, and beyond. 

Here are some ideas to get you started.

Choose certain colors based on the type of task

Try color coding your time blocking tasks, similar to how you might use highlighters or sticky notes to make items in a daily or weekly planner stand out. Maybe all of your admin-type tasks are in blue, your focus block tasks are in green, and your emergent tasks are marked in red. 

See what color combinations make most sense in your head, or when you try it out in the app. 

Use specific colors for specific projects

You might have different parts of different projects going on any given day, so you can try color coding these to help you easily tell the difference at a glance. 

All tasks for one project can be the same color, which helps you see what’s on deck if you glance quickly at your time horizons.

(Pro tip: If you’ve ever used a bullet journal or looked into different kinds of planner organization methods, this will feel familiar, as many of those use color-coding keys to help you recognize items quickly through the different colors.) 

Use one color to make high-priority items stand out

If you don’t want to make your planner into a full-on rainbow, consider denoting one color for due dates, upcoming events, or super high-priority items, on your to-do list that you want to ensure get done first. 

The example below shows how you can use color with scheduled events, like doctors appointments, so they pop out in your planner pages and you can reorganize your projects around it.

Momentum for you

You can color code your planner to suit your own style and planning needs, the same way you’d use planner accessories (like stickers, highlighters, etc.) for a paper or printable planner. 

These are just a few ideas to help you get started. If you’re looking for more, check out our post about how to customize the rest of your Momentum experience, too. 😊

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