Color-Code Your Life
Microsoft Outlook contains categories that allow you to color code different types of tasks, emails, and even appointments. By using the color-coded categories, you can see at a glance whether you are spending enough time with family and friends, work, studying, etc. Here are some suggestions for color-coding your appointments, events, and meetings:
- Uninterrupted work time
By keeping the different roles in your life straight, you can view at a glance (by the colors appearing on your calendar) what you are doing. You will, of course have times that are more family heavy or work heavy than other times - but this should be a small part of things.
Also by color-coding your schedule, you'll know at a glance whether you have a meeting that day, whether you'll need to go into the office, or if you will need to take you laptop with you. To create custom color categories, either right click on your calendar entry and select "All Categories" or double click the entry, click on "Category" then "All categories." Select your colors and assign each category a color.