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A Guide to the Highlighter Collection

Highlighter Dot Colors

Our clear sticker dots are perfect for color coding with your favorite Japanese highlighters. 

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How to Use Highlighter Dots

There are so many ways to use these colorful dot stickers!

First, I'd suggest creating your own color code. I like to stick to five colors because 5 highlighters are easy to take on the go. Limiting myself to 5 colors also helps me simplify my planning. Below, I'll show you how I use just 5 colors for everything. But use as many colors as you need.

Here are a few ways I have used the dots:

  • On my overall calendar to note work due dates, pay days, holidays, and sales/special events. I use a dot to mark the task, and then highlight over it in the coordinating color when it's completed. 
  • On my health inserts, to rate my energy, anxiety, and track my cycle.
  • In my finance section, to highlight paydays for myself and my husband, and bill due dates.
  • As a checkbox on my to do list, to color code tasks.

My color code

As I said, I use 5 colors and occasionally the gray highlighter (which I use just for general highlighting that doesn't mean anything).  I track this on our color code key stickers

Here's my system:

  1. Pink - Work (emails, orders, website stuff, projects, etc)
  2. Red - Work that is creative (art, designing, filming a youtube video, etc)
  3. Green - Money/Finance
  4. Aqua - Anything related to home (house, family, my husband, my dog)
  5. Purple - Health and Self Care

Why I Color Code

The biggest reason I color code is because it allows me to keep organized across multiple planners. I use a work planner and a personal planner so I like being able to see the same color system across both. It keeps my mind organized!

The second reason is it just makes sense to me as I'm a very visual person. I can easily see what I need to know when I look at my planner and it makes my eyes happy.

An interesting phenomenon I've noticed is that I have been literally living out my color code lately. I have found that if I am buying something that's work related, it is usually pink or coral as those colors relate to my business and it just makes sense to me.

I've also noticed that I own a lot of purple workout clothing and all of my Apple watch bands are purple... I've even added a purple streak to my hair so maybe that means I am focused more on health and self care lately? It feels that way to me! 

Maybe these are just coincidences, but I really believe that color can affect your mood. What do you think?

I'd love to hear how you're using a color code, and any other ideas you may have. Leave your thoughts below!

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4 comments

  • Hello, there!

    I’d love #1, and #15 as full sheets! I’d like to use them as a part of my system for my teacher planner. I know not many people are the biggest fans of brown, but I think it’s a pretty unique color! : ) Thank you for sharing all your tips!

    Tanesha Pfister
  • 2, 10, 11, 19!!

    Emily
  • I would love to see 16-20 available as full sheets. Thank you for sharing your tips!

    Ashtyn Duddleston
  • I have color coded by family member for years, always the same colors so even my kids are at the point where they can look at my planner and know what event or appointment is for each of them. Even my 4 year old knows that if something is in light green it’s about him (even though he can’t read)

    Nicole

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