For me, one of the most difficult parts of note-taking in class is knowing that the professor either goes too fast to keep up with notes in the moment, or knowing that they will circle back to a topic later and make it very difficult for me to keep my notes organized. There are a few ways to combat this, but they require patience and prior planning.
For me, the most daunting part of starting a notebook is deciding what to do with it. I used to live in constant fear that I would have this amazing new journal and use it for the ‘wrong’ thing. I was afraid to fill up the first few pages and then change my mind. I still live with this fear when I am gifted journals and notebooks. There is no real solution when you’re sitting at your desk with that first stark page staring at you. However, you can usually avoid this issue by choosing the topic before you choose the notebook.
So let’s imagine that you’ve already chosen the colors for the areas of your life that you’re trying to organize. Your sticky-note bonanza is in full swing and your notebooks are full. What now? What other lengths can you take this too? My personal favorite is the digital realm.
Now that you’ve seen how crucial it is to color coordinate in sticky notes, the next step is taking it to all other platforms of your life. This may sound like a lot and the prospect may be daunting, but there’s no need to make the change immediately.
One of the single most commonly used forms of written organization is the sticky note. Simple, elegant, and effective. However, this effectiveness can be improved upon in many ways, especially with a range of color. Now, the usefulness of a hoard of different colored sticky notes is somewhat diminished when you only use them to keep track of your groceries. If you’re a student, high school or college, you can find many ways to utilize a full-spectrum option for classes. If you’re an industry professional, stay-at-home parent, anything and anybody, you can improve your organizational prowess with a few colorful options.