I have a confession to make...
Are you curious about how to confess your secrets or simply interested in the topic of confession? Either way, welcome to our "confession day"!
Today, I want to share my addiction with you - notebooks! I used to have about 10 of them yearly, each dedicated to a different subject, such as my agenda, journal, affirmations, poetry, classes, ideas, DLA business, and projects. Then I thought it would be better only to have one notebook and color code them with stickers for each subject.
Here's what I found out:
There are some pros to having multiple notebooks. First, you'll always have a notebook to write down your thoughts, draw, or make lists whenever inspiration strikes. Second, writing helps you expand your understanding of yourself, making you a better listener.
Keeping your notebooks together in a private space is preferable so that you can write without resistance. And after a while, you'll realize that writing about inspired ideas will only encourage you further. So, while having multiple notebooks may not be the most organized method, it can still be a valuable tool for exploring your inner self at any time.
But there are some cons to consider. First, the more you write about a particular subject, the more you'll create more of the same. Second, the more notebooks you have, the more time you'll spend looking for that brilliant idea from the night before. Third, your thoughts don't necessarily flow into neat topics or chapters - they come as they see your openness to them. Fourth, you may forget about the other notebooks once an idea pops up. Finally, having creativity and inner self in numerous notebooks can be overwhelming. I found color-coding one notebook a lot easier.
It doesn't matter if you prefer one or multiple notebooks; the most important thing is writing and finding a way of keeping track of your thoughts. I usually get lost in my pages. I would love to hear about your own experiences with notebooks addiction - please share them with me! Remember, life is easy, so find what works for you and enjoy the journey.
You can find more about the benefits of journaling by looking into Julia Cameron's Morning Pages.
You can find her book and a whole list of other books that I recommend here:
Should I design some notebooks with Drica's designs? Let me know if you are interested.
Color Your Life!