A Blank Notebook = Potential

What can you do with a blank notebook? Look around: do you have empty notebooks lying around? They may seem like unimportant objects to many people especially nowadays when we are (myself included ahah) constantly on our phone and computers, typing away. It is actually scientifically proven that writing by hand, even though it may be slower, is more effective in the long run. It includes a complex cognitive process involving neuro-sensory experiences and fine motor skills. This boosts creativity (so if you are having a writers block this will help haha! )  and your memory. An empty notebook has so much potential that can be taken for granted. So here are some things you can do with new blank notebook! pexels-photo-2

  1. Write your heart out! (free writing): Sit down, set a timer for 15 minutes and just write your inner dialogue. This will help you sort out your mind, allowing you to let go of your emotions. After I do this I feel much more at peace and I can move past the things that are bothering me and move on with my day!
  2. Write your achievable goals: I want to stress the word achievable because nobody wants to look at a list of goals and never see progress within months at a time. If you make an achievable goal each day towards a main goal you will be able to cross things off easily: encouraging you to work harder each day!
  3. Draw: I personally love to do this, it’s one of the most relaxing and therapeutic things I can do with a blank notebook. You don’t have to be good at art to draw, let yourself go a bit and try it out. It’s not about what the end product looks like but the process of making it.
  4. One sentence: This one is for those of us that run short on time and never stick to journaling each day. If you only had to write one sentence to summarise your day, what would you say?
  5. Dream journal: Keep the notebook by your bedside table and each morning you can document your dreams. I know that I always have ‘cool’ dreams but I forget them as soon as I get out of bed. With a dream journal you can look at all your dreams and find meanings and patters.
  6. Bucket list: By doing this you will be able to constantly have with you your life goals and places you wish to see. Its also a great memory tracker as I like to stick in photos of each activity, goal or place I reach.
  7. Lists: Make LOTS and LOTS of lists, this is such a useful way to keep yourself organised, they can be as small and insignificant or as important as you wish!
  8. Recipe Book: You know when you get the urge to bake cookies at midnight? No just me? With this you won’t need to spend time looking up recipes because you can just grab your recipe notebook and bake away!
  9. Poems: Writing poems can be so much fun and a good way to express your thoughts.  Try it out and you will defiantly see improvements in your writing right away, I promise!
  10. Scrapbook: If you don’t feel like writing endless pages of text with a scrapbook you can keep track of your memories and days by pasting photos and writing brief captions.
  11. Travel notes: Take it along with you on your adventures across the world. If you know a friend of yours is travelling somewhere you already have you, you can take out your notebook and give them your tips. As well as giving them recommendations on things to see and places to go.
Let me know in the comments which one of these is your favourite and which one you are going yo try? Tell me if I missed any, I would love to here your ideas! As always thanks for reading! xx

14 thoughts on “A Blank Notebook = Potential

  1. Jolene says:

    Hi Chiara
    Thanks for dropping by my blog.
    I do have a number of (very pretty) blank notebooks which I have collected over the years, which I hoped to have filled by now with your #1 to #11. Unfortunately I have been stuck in my ways with a PC and have been slow to make good use of them. Personally, I would use them for 1, 6 and 11, and I might make it my New Years resolution to do so! Happy NY!! 🎉
    You have a lovely, exotic name by the way 😜

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  2. devisecreateconcoct says:

    This is a great list. Great ways for a blogger to keep the creative juices flowing. I have 3 note books going at the moment. One is to write down blog post ideas, another is to draft my blog posts and the other is to track my spending to make sure I am staying on budget. I like your idea for writing one sentence. It’s a good attainable goal. I also like the drawing idea. This I would like to do too.

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