Sunday, January 26, 2014

How I Organize My Agenda

To me, agendas are the core of studying and working effectively. After all it's hard to do well in school if you're always forgetting to do your work. Throughout the school year I have figured out how I can most effectively use my agenda. So here are some tips for you!

Well first you need an agenda. This one is pretty easy, but at the same time extremely difficult because of the choices. Here are some of my top favorite but ultimately I chose a Lilly Pulitzer one.

I like color coding my planner. There is more to this then the fact that it is pretty (although that is true as well). I like color coding because it makes things stand out. When wondering what chapter you had to read for your Economics class your eyes can easily search for that color (in my case green) and find the information you needed. I use Le Pens because of how smooth and colorful they are. Also, this can get sort of confusing so I make a legend (like the one above) of all the colors and what class they represent on a post it note. After a week or two the colors become second nature and you won't even have to worry about it.

I also like to highlight the things that I've have done already. Not only is it easier to see what you've done it is also pretty satisfying to mark something off your list!

Another helpful thing is to use these big, lined post it notes (mentioned in this post) to write down to do lists. I put them on the inside cover of my planner, and they are the perfect size. Of course I write all of my assignments on the day they are due in the weekly view but I also like being able to see a list of all the things I need to get done. It really helps me visualize all I need to do and put it into perspective. Also I have this inspirational quote given to me by my sorority advisor to keep me positive!

I also use the monthly view of my agenda. This way I can quickly see what I am doing each day. Here I only write important events or meetings. This view is really important when you are trying to see when you are busy or free. You can just glance at the month and know!

And the final quick tip is using these little tabs. I use them to keep track of what week I'm on and easily find it.

As always I hope this was helpful and maybe you at least learned one new tip or trick to try! Feel free to leave any comments and questions below.

xoxo Lauren


  1. My agenda is my LIFE. I color code things, but the colors don't correspond to anything. I just like to look at the different colors, haha.

  2. I love to color coordinate my planner too! It's so helpful and I don't know what I would do without it. I love your background for you blog! If you don't mind me asking, where did you get it?

    1. Oh sorry, just saw this response! I just used a default background on Blogger - it's under template > customize > background > patterns. You get to pick the color, and blogger does the rest of the work!

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