How often have you happened to you that you think something is really good, and when after a few minutes or hours is gone? If you only carried a notebook, then. 😜
I have been carrying a notebook in my trouser’s pocket for many years. And I always make sure that is to hand when I’m in bed. Inspiration comes when least you expect it, mostly when you are relaxing or going for a run. That’s why I carry a notebook all the time. I write ideas, draw things, and I even put my shopping list in it.
Here are some reasons why a notebook is an excellent item to carry.
Always with you – never turns off
A notebook is always ready to be written. If you are at the cinema or on the plane, they will ask you to turn off your mobile, but no one will pay attention to your notebook. Also doesn’t run out of battery. You can get a notebook that fits in your pocket (I use these from Paperchase, they bend and fit my trousers back pocket).
Idea digging and fun read
When I have a creative crisis, I go to my notebook shelf (yes, I have a notebookshelf), pick up a few of them, and start looking through. It is like going through an old wardrobe and check if the idea sparks joy. I find that a lot of notes start a new thought, and also sometimes something you wrote and thought would never be helpful it suddenly find a place in the world. It’s a great place to drop ideas for Instagram or social media and rescue them later on.
Helps to memorise
When you put things down, it also helps to engrave them into your brain. You know, when you studied, didn’t you do summaries to remember?
Sometimes I use a notebook to calm my anxiety while I am in a waiting room. Sometimes I use it in the tube to stop my bad habit of looking at the mobile phone. Sometimes I do creative exercise or journaling to get some thoughts or worries out of my head.
I hope this post inspires you to carry one out and become more creative. I recently started sharing my notes on my Instagram account.