Life Editor’s Picks: My Favorite Pens

I owe much of my success to my obsessive color-coding habits, which thrive thanks to my ever-growing collection of pens.

Felt pens, highlighters, ballpoint pens, needle tip, and more. Every project I tackle gets assigned its own color, and tasks relating to that project are written on the same color sticky notes in my planner and editorial calendar.

When I finish a task, I throw away the sticky note and write the completed item in my planner/calendar with a pen in the same color.

I’m able to see the status of all my projects at a glance and determine where I need to focus next. A good pen set has at least 8 useable colors and won’t buckle or jam under my heavy pressure writing.

Ready to up your color-coding game?

Here are the top picks for my favorite pens.

Staedtler Triplus Fineliner
$10.59

Thin lines, vibrant colors, and minimal smearing.

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10/24/2021 12:06 am GMT
Ballpoint Liquid Flower Pens
$14.99

I often give these pens as gifts to my Life Editor Academy members.

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10/24/2021 12:08 am GMT
Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers
$18.74

Great for highlighting, filling in big spaces, and drawing in your bullet journal.

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10/24/2021 12:08 am GMT
Pilot Juice Ballpoint Pens
$22.77

A solid option for hard-pressure writers who want ultra thin lines.

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10/24/2021 08:49 am GMT
Sage's Pick
PILOT Precise V5 Rolling Ball Pens
Pros:
  • Wide range of colors.
  • Thin, consistent lines.
  • Withstands hard-pressure writing.
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Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens
$19.59

Finally! Felt tip pens that don't smoosh into the barrel or smear.

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10/24/2021 12:07 am GMT
BIC Original Retractable Ball Pens
$10.95

An excellent choice if you tend to lose your pen caps.

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10/24/2021 12:07 am GMT

Like these picks? Check out more of my favorites on Pinterest.

This post focuses on Step 3 of the Life Editing Process, Add Good Habits and Routines. For more about life editing and what it can do for you, click here.

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