Ways to use a notebook

Hello Deskorators,

Notebooks… This has to be one of the staples on the stationery lovers’ desk and what better way to share the love than to explore everything you can do in a notebook – here is the Deskorators’ guide of ways to use a notebook.

1) Journal

A great way to use a notebook is to memory keep or used to reflect on the day’s achievements, flaws, strengths and weaknesses. Not only can you see how you progress as a person, but you’ll also be able to use this to future plan and goal set.

2) Gratitude Journal
Slightly different to basic journalling, gratitude tracking or journalling specifically gives you a space to practice the act of being thankful. It has been said that being thankful can help your overall mood improve (fact).

3) Study
Whether you are in school, college, university or continuing professional development, having a place to write out notes, research or revision is a student’s must have! So, why not use that notebook you’ve been keeping for your favourite subject!

4) Gaming Journal/Role Playing Journal
Calling all gamers! Whether you are a LARP enthusiast, or a raid leader, if you need a place to write things down in your game life, don’t underestimate the use of a basic notebook – and don’t forget your potions!

5) NaNoWriMo/NaPoWriMo
Signed up for NaNoWriMo or any other monthly challenge? An empty book can become incredibly useful to any writer, whether you need a place to draft or even a place to create your characters!

6) Dreams
If you love tracking and analysing your dreams, then why not use a notebook for this. It is said that dreams access the previous day and can often focus on the things which are currently playing on our minds. Therefore, writing them down can help you figure out what is bothering you and how you can fix it!

7) Faith/Spiritual
Another great way to use an empty notebook is to track your spiritual growth, or writing down important things that you need to remember for your faith. Whether this is daily affirmations, tarot spreads or bible journalling, there is nothing you cannot do in a notebook to help you grow.

8) Gardening/Nature Book

Always forgetting to water your plants? Perhaps you feel like you want to get out of the house more often? A gardening book or a nature journal can help you to keep track of your plans, as well as a lovely little memoir of anything natural that you collect on your journey, such as a leaf or flower.

9) Bullet Journal

An obvious choice for a notebook, but nonetheless, has to be on this list – a bullet journal! From simple to do lists to an artistic masterpiece, bullet journalling allows you to get your productive groove on, and get a bit of colour in your life!

10) Six word stories
Last, but not least, we have a notebook for Six Word Stories! If you want to get your creative flow going, but not sure where to start, then trying to create a story in only six words can help get those creative waves rolling! What will you come up with?

Which of these notebooks do you already have? We all have at least one empty notebook lying around, so why not get started on a new notebook journey! If you haven’t got a spare notebook, why not treat yourself to one from GoStationery – don’t forget to use GOGLAM14 at the checkout for 15% off!

Until next time…

Amy x

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