I have a small obsession with notebooks and journals, if I see a cute notebook I have to get it but I never know what to do it because I always want them to look nice and perfect, and to use them properly. I don’t want to ‘ruin’ them by just writing a bunch of random and different notes, that’s why I never use them. I’m kind of a perfectionist when it comes to this, I’ve always been even with my high school and college notes, kinda weird isn’t it?
At the moment I have around ten empty notebooks lying around my bedroom. So what to do with all the empty notebooks you have? What can you write on them? Here are a few ideas:
- Weight loss/food Journal
My weight loss journal is included in a section on my weekly planner since I carry that one with me all the time but it’d be ideal to have a notebook just for it.
If you want to lose weight I think it’s very important to know and keep track of what you eat and how much exercise you do.
A weight loss journal can include:
– Weight, measurements and goals.
– Inspiration and body goals.
– Food intake; date, time, food and portion size, and how many calories it has.
– List of things you can’t eat or drink and list of things you can eat or drink.
– Exercise routine, in my journal I included pictures I found on Pinterest.
– Exercise; date, time, activity, duration and how many calories were burned.
I like use myfitnesspal as well to keep track of calories.
- Travel Journal
A travel journal is a lovely way to capture all your vacation memories.
I don’t travel a lot, I wish I could, I swear if I had the money I would just leave everything behind and travel around the world, that’s my dream.
Every time I go somewhere new I like to keep my plane/train ticket, buy postcards, keep receipts and write in a small piece of paper the date, place, a few things I did and learned during that trip. I’ve been keeping that in a shoes’ box but one of my empty notebooks has a world map on the cover, so I thought it would be perfect for a travel journal.
- Bucket list Journal
Bucket lists are great to help you know what you want to do, it helps you have a purpose and have goals established.
On a bucket list journal you can write everything you want to do and document about it when you achieve something in that list, including a few pictures and dates.
- Blog Log
Perfect to keep your blog organized, to keep blog essentials like passwords, notes, layout configuration, posts ideas, and posts contents.
- Recipe Book
You can get a recipe book to keep your ultimate favourite recipes from magazines or the internet or recipes you want to try. This can include pictures or sketches of each meal.
- Daily Journal
Write about your day, your feelings, dreams you had, memories, things you want to do, etc., this can help you let go of your emotions.
- Sketchbook/art Journal
Even if you’re not good at drawing, you can practice a lot and it can be very nice and peaceful.
- Inspiration Journal
Quotes, people, things you life for, ideologies, magazines cut outs, anything that inspires you.
Which one of these is your favourite? Do you already have a notebook for it or have any ideas? Let me know in the comments!
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