10 Ideas To Fill Your Notebooks

I am a huge stationary and notebook addict. I buy so many and I don’t actually have a use for them. I’m determined to actually start to use my notebooks up before I let myself buy more.

1. Create a reading log.

This is a great way of keeping track of all the books that you’ve read and what you thought of them. You can write your reviews, rating, quotes your likes, words you want to remember and words that you want to look up in the dictionary. You can also keep little lists of books that you would like to read.

2. Keep a food dairy.

Lots of people have food related needs which mean that they need to know what they are consuming. Keeping a food dairy can be a great way to help with that. You can write down everything that you ate through out the day. You can make it easy by simply writing a long list of everything, or make it more complicated by categorising the list by meals or times.

3. Start a one sentence journal.

These are perfect for those who don’t have much time or those who find that writing just isn’t their thing. Simply write down one sentence to describe your day. You can write something such as ‘today was boring’, ‘today I broke my arm’ or ‘today I started learning to play the piano’. If you do this everyday, you will end up creating a little time capsule which will be great to look back on later in life.

4. Keep a goals journal.

A goal journal is a great way to keep track of your goals. You can write down your weekly, monthly, yearly and lifetimes goals. Simply, tick them off the list once they have been completely. Keeping a goals journal is a great way to track to progress you make and to see how far you have come.

5. Create a bucket list.

In your notebook, write a list of everything that you want to do, be and have in your life. You could write things such as ‘visit Paris’, ‘learn to drive’ or ‘run a marathon’.  You can then look back at a later date and tick off all the things that you’ve done.

6. Keep a gratitude journal.

You’ve probably heard this 100 times before but looking at the positives in life is the key to happiness. At the end of the day, write down a few things that you’re grateful for.

7. Start a language journal.

Learning a new language can be tricky. Keeping notes of new vocabulary, grammar rules and learning strategies can make it a lot easier. You can also make notes of mistakes that you often make so that you can make sure to never make them again.

8. Write down quotes that you love.

By writing down all the quotes that you love, you will end up with a notebook full of quotes to inspire you. When you need a little motivation, you can sit and flick through the notebook and soak up the inspiration.

9. Keep a blog log.

You can write down draft blog posts, blog post ideas, stats and ideas. This will be helpful for next time you’re running low on blog post ideas and inspiration.

10. Write morning pages.

I have only just heard of these myself but I love the idea of them. The idea is to sit down each morning and write three pages in long hand. Simply write down anything that comes to mind for three pages and then stop. You can vent about something, plan your day or tell a story. It doesn’t matter what you write about as long as you write.


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  1. June 4, 2016 / 11:11 am

    some great ideas here 🙂 i absolutely love my bullet journal but literally only use it for my weekly spreads and daily to-dos, some great ideas here to incorporate into it! thanks for sharing x

  2. June 4, 2016 / 12:15 pm

    I’m also a notebook addict so i like some of these ideas! I especially like the blog log idea.

  3. June 5, 2016 / 8:25 am

    I have a “Blog Journal,” I use it to write down post ideas for when I am suffering writer’s block.

  4. June 6, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    This post is gold! Thank you so much for the ideas – I have literally got a shelf full of empty notebooks that I can’t stop buying haha

    Katie xo | katastrophique.com

  5. August 3, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    Love the ideas! I’m all about notebooks and stationary at the moment! Love filling them up.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

  6. March 21, 2017 / 10:25 am

    I love journals, too! So much so that I have one shelf in my bookshelf with only empty Moleskine journals 😀 I do use them, though, ilttle by little, and I love looking at one that is completely used!
    You have some really good ideas here, Eleanor. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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