A weekly column celebrating the neat freak in all of us.
I love notebooks. I always have and I am pretty sure I always will. The problem I find with notebooks is that I don’t always finish them. There’s something that makes me lose steam and jump ship. Am I alone here? Maybe it’s just that I love a clean slate and starting over? Maybe I get bored easily? Maybe I would finish writing in an entire notebook if it was ORGANIZED. We shall see about that.
It all started with a fancy Moleskine I bought at the beginning of the summer. It’s designed for projects. I’m a project person!
There were a few stickers in the notebook to help section of the pages. BRILLIANT.
I also used washi tape to make the sides of my indexed sections more prominent.
I started to take this idea a little bit further and I came up with a system of how I wanted to organize my notebook.
If you look up at the top, you’ll notice that I created an index for myself.
GOALS & DREAMS
TO DO LISTS
This would be my food section. I created a header page on the index.
This is the section where I write down recipes to make. It makes me feel good to have a map of my kitchen endeavors.
You can also see that the Moleskine has a bookmark. I appreciate that in a book.
One of the most used sections is my TO-DO Lists.
I make lists here. I’ll add post-its of things I’ve written down when I don’t have my book with me.
I keep a few post-its in the back of the book so I can make a list on the go- or remind myself of something.
All of my TO-DO lists start with a date, and when something is done, I cross it off. BAM.
This is what the notebook looks like on the side. I can easily get to the sections I need to access.
Oh! I also like to keep a print-out of my Google Calendar in my notebook so I can jot down stuff.
Time seems to pass by quickly and since I’m a visual person, it’s important for me to have a visual of what’s going on.
This is also how I plan my posts on my website. I wish I could be a person that is a 100% computer user, but there’s just something about a paper calendar that gets me every time. It just makes sense to me.
So there you have it. I’m about 3 months in and still carry this notebook around & write in it daily.