What do you use your paper notebooks for? I was recently gifted with several beautiful notebooks and also acquired various notebooks over the past year. I am having trouble figuring out great and practical uses for all of them. Hivemind, lay on me your notebook wisdom.
I love notebooks but am at a bit of loss as to how to best utilize my current paper wealth. I'm having a hard time committing to any particular use for my new notebooks, and they're collecting unwarranted dust.
If it matters, I am contemplating the following notebooks in my possession:
They are all lined and approximately the same size as the large Moleskine. I purchased the Moleskine for recording story ideas and writing practice, but there must be more to the world of notebooks! In the past, I've enjoyed using sturdy planners as catch-all notebooks for all story/short piece ideas, class and meeting notes, random thoughts, recipes, and shopping lists, but they became a bit jumbled and disorganized.
My calendar is electronic due to work (we rely heavily on Outlook) and I am unlikely to change my scheduling habits. Practically I'd only carry one around with me at all times. I have also seen this (2006)
and this (2011)
, but I am particularly interested in hearing about how you use notebooks with the prevalence of smartphones.
How do you use your notebooks? Do you wish you used them differently? Thanks for your help!