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How to Color Code Your Calendar for a Less Stressful Life

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Have you ever had one of those moments when you get a headache just by looking at your calendar? It's not a good way to start your day, is it?! Well, there's a new way to organize your daily errands and projects so that you don't feel completely overwhelmed. Introducing chakra color-coding.


What Is this?


A "chakra" (Sanskit for wheel) is an energy point or an energy center in the human body. It is believed that there are seven of them in total and each has its own corresponding color.


How does it work?


By labeling projects on your calendar with a chakra color (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, or violet), you will be more likely to have a balanced and stress-free day. The goal is to have an approximately equal number of all colors so that all seven energy points are represented in your day. Think of it as a balanced meal -- you need to have all food groups represented, not just one or two.



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For example, red would be your work-related tasks, orange can be the color of all DIY creative projects, yellow are your physical activities or classes you may be taking to improve your future, green is time spent with your favorite people or pets, blue would indicate activities that help you express your mind (like social media, for example), and indigo is the color of the projects that require all your attention and focus. Violet would be up to you.


Try it out and let us know if it works for you. 


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