How to Color Code with Highlighter 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 an annual calendar, to highlight paydays
- On my monthly calendar to note due dates, paydays, holidays, newsletters, 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
- As a checkbox on my to do list, to color code tasks
- Over the date on a monthly calendar - to color code my mood or energy for that day
My color code
I refresh my color code every now and then. Here's the code I use:
Here's my system:
- Pink - Art & Work (Due dates, work projects)
- Green - Finance and Property (I include bills, cleaning, anything related to home management)
- Purple - Health & Wellness, Personal time
- Gray - World (anything outside of my house - extended family, holidays, travel, etc)
- Yellow - Newsletters for Virgo and Paper
Why I Color Code
The biggest reason I color code is because it allows me to stay organized across multiple planners and iCal (I use the same colors there!). It keeps my mind clutter-free!
As a visual person, it's also just nice to look at! When I see a color in my planner, I can quickly tell which tasks are related to a certain area of my life.
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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