Many people are obsessed with notebooks. I know a blank notebook is full of hope. This is an opportunity to reflect, create and express yourself. When looking at a blank notebook, it's almost impossible to resist the temptation to hold the pen and start filling its pages.

Well, here are 18 things to do in a Moleskine style notebook, or whatever notebook is right for you:

1. Food records. Keep a food and exercise diary. Many people have life goals related to fitness and health. Diet and exercise are the two main pillars of fitness and health. Keep food and exercise diary with a notebook.

Write the following at the top of the page of the paper: date; time; items; section size (amount); nutrients; and calories. Also, create another paper page to track how much exercise you are going to do and how many calories you burn. Write the following at the top of the page: date; time, activity, duration; and calorie burn.

2. Track your time. You can use an empty notebook to start tracking your time. Find out where time goes once and for all. In addition, keep track of:
How do you handle interruptions?
Do you only do one thing at a time, or are you multitasking?
How much time do you spend on achieving important life goals?
How much time do you waste on "hectic work" or unimportant tasks?


3. Track your expenses. A good use of blank notebooks is to start tracking your money. Track the following:

Do you spend your money on trivial expenses?
What do you need to cut?
Are you investing money, investing in education, investing in income-generating assets, or investing in creating memories you will always cherish? Still wasting it?

4. Start a sentence log. If you're short of time (or just writing isn't your thing), try keeping a one-line diary. Write down a sentence of the day every day. It might look similar to the following:

Today is a wonderful day.
A man was chatting on a mobile phone and nearly hit my car. I saw my life flash before my eyes.
I finally finished my novel today!
If you do this every day for five years, then by then you will have a five-year capsule in your notebook

5. Keep a thank you diary. You have heard over and over again: The key to happiness is to focus your attention on the good things in life. One way to ensure this is to keep a thank you log.

Studies conducted by psychologists have found that there are many benefits to writing down your grateful things on a regular basis. The easiest way to keep a thank you journal is to sit in your notebook every night for a few minutes and write down five things you want to thank.

6. Write a morning page. Julia Cameron is famous for her morning pages, including exploratory writing, in her book The Way of the Artist. The idea is to sit down every morning and write three pages long. Just write down the three pages you came up with and stop.

Tips can stimulate your reflection on life so you can start recording your memories. Then use your notebook to write your life story.

Life tips may include the following questions: What does the last name mean? What are some stories your grandfather used to tell you when you were a kid? What is your favorite summer memory

My eBook "Creating Your Life Story" contains 444 memory tips covering multiple areas of life to help you start recording your memories and writing life stories.

8. Track your life audit. I encourage you to start regularly checking different areas of your life to keep progressing and moving forward. You can use a notebook to track life checks.

For example, if you are doing an energy audit, you can use a laptop to track energy levels throughout the day. Do you feel exhausted after talking to someone? Does eating an apple in the afternoon raise your energy levels? How do you feel after taking a nap?

9. Copy Da Vinci's notebook habits. Leonardo Da Vinci developed a habit of carrying a laptop with him wherever he went. He will use a notebook to sketch people, birds or objects he sees while walking, and write down ideas and observations. The simple act of writing down his thoughts allowed Leonardo to focus on them and improve them over time.

You can use a notebook to write any of the following: the potential names of the characters in the novel; the names of the new colors you just discovered; the interesting conversations you overheard; capturing the ideas of blog posts; writing down the poems you came up with; recording the thoughts you want Try recipes; or just to capture random thoughts and insights.

10. Write down your favorite quote. It's great to sit down and collect a lot of quotes and immerse them in their wisdom. Start jotting down your favorite quotes, and soon you'll get a notebook full of inspiring proverbs that can catch your attention anytime. You can start using the following quotes:

11. Keep a diary. A diary is a description of your day. It also contains your feelings and thoughts about what happened during the day. Many people fill jars with diary tips to help motivate them to write in their diaries. A diary jar is just a mason jar (or any canister around you) filled with small pieces of paper scraps, with diary tips written on each jar.


An alternative is to create a template for yourself, then simply sit down and fill out the template for the day. You can use one of the following templates as an example:

This made me smile today:
This reminds me today:
I hope to do something different today:
This is what I learned today:
This is what I did today:


12. Keep art journals. Art journals are similar to those described above, but include painting, graffiti, and decoration. In addition, you can cut out pictures from magazines and paste them into art diaries, and include photos and other visual elements.

13. Track the thoughts in the books you read. When reading books to gain knowledge, it's best to write a book summary and keep track of the interesting points contained in the book. You can do it as a memo or create a mind map. Essentially, you will turn your notebook into a knowledge base.

14. Check your life. Socrates once said that an unchecked life is not worth living. Unless we take the time to study and reflect on our lives, we will not be able to achieve personal and spiritual growth.

One of the best ways to test your life is to ask yourself some thought-provoking questions. Then answer these questions in your notebook.

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