In a deviation from the standard personal finance content, I’d be starting a new series of productivity tips and hacks using digital tools called Productivity 101. The first post for this series will be dedicated to mastering the world’s best digital planner – Google Calendar.

The Google Calendar app is actually a tremendously useful application for productivity and organising your life. Unlike a physical planner, a digital calendar is always with you whenever you go (as long as you bring your mobile phone around!).

Let’s get right into five of my favourite Google calendar tips –

Tip #1: Categorise and colour-code your events

By categorising and colour-coding your calendar, you’d gain a very powerful visual overview of your daily routine.

For me, I categorise my calendar events as follows, each with a different colour:

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It helps me to quickly tell what I am busy