15 ways to use a notebook
Are you a stationery hoarder like us and have a ton of empty notebooks lying around? Or, are you a notebook novice and looking for some inspiration on how to get started? We’ve put together 15 ways you can use up the notebooks you have lying around, or have we just given you 15 excuses to make your next purchase…
Dear diary… One of the oldest ways to use a notebook is by writing a diary to note down your daily activities, emotions, thoughts and feelings.
If you are an avid photographer, traveler or adventurist then a scrapbook is one of the best ways to document your life. Use washi tape, stickers and stamps to decorate your scrapbook and fill it with photos, tickets, souvenirs and more to create memories to last a lifetime.
- Taking notes
We wouldn’t be doing our job properly if we didn’t advise using a notebook to take notes! Notebooks are the perfect tool to write down important details from work meetings, school lessons, lectures or simply to keep next to the phone!
- Dream diary
Are you interested to know the meaning of your dreams? Then a dream diary is a must! Keep a notebook by your bed and write down what you experience in your dreams.
- To-do lists
Keep on top of your busy work or home schedule by keeping to-do lists in your favourite notebook. Use highlighters or pens to cross off when you have completed a task. You will be surprised by how satisfying it is!
Already have a blog or planning to start one? Use a notebook to plan out your posts and keep key ideas of your upcoming content. Keep this in your bag to note down ideas when you are out and about!
Love planning but haven’t found the perfect planner for you yet? Use a plain, dotted or lined notebook to create a planner you love, designed for you. Keep on top of your hobbies, social or work life and never miss an appointment again!
Whether you’re the next Picasso, or you just dabble in sketching, a sketch book is the best way to put your passion to the test! Use a plain notebook to create a work of art, or simply doodle when traveling from A to B!
- Wedding/party planning
Weddings and parties are some of the most fun events you can attend, but are also some of the most stressful. Use a notebook to plan everything from the event, the food, the activities and more, plus you can also create to do lists for extra organization!
- Recipe book
If you’re like me and you love throwing lots of ingredients together and hoping for the best, then a recipe book may be your next best friend. Use a notebook to write down all of the recipes you enjoy making. You can even use a project book to split it up into different sections for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks!
- Expenses journal
There is no denying that everything in the world is rising in price, and it can be really tricky to keep on top of our expenses at the best of times. Use a notebook to record your monthly income and expenses and budget for your upcoming life plans!
- Health/fitness log
Do you want to get on top of your fitness, or simply want to track your journey? Health and fitness logs can be a great way for you to track progress. Bring it with you to the gym to record your weights when lifting, or to your favourite sport to note your times!
- Food journal
What we eat is super important for our health, but it is also a massive contributor to what makes us feel great! Keep a log of what you’re eating, how much water you’re drinking and what you like to buy at the grocery store.
- Gratitude journal
Life can take a huge toll on us, and it is not always easy to stay positive. Keep a gratitude journal to remind yourself of what you are grateful for when times get tough, and try to write something good that happened every day. You’ll soon start to think more positively!
- Start a business
Do you have a passion that you would like to turn into a business? Use a notebook to gather thoughts and ideas, and eventually write a business plan. The more information you can gather, the easier it will become to put your dreams into reality!