Yesterday we were chatting about making something portable that we can use to help keep up engaged and successful with our resolutions. I knew immediately that my best chance for success lay (lie?) in using a notebook I could keep with me.
When it comes to portable notebooks, my hands down favorite are mini composition notebooks.
Reasons I love them.
- They are cheap. Usually under a dollar.
- Second, they fit in my purse (which is a tiny little thing. My phone once got lost in the bottom of a big purse for more than a week. Since then, it is little purses only!)
- The pages are secure.
- The covers are rigid so I can write in them easily.
I thought about breaking out my actual paper products to decorate the covers, but I didn't want embellishments that would get tattered or broken, so I opted for a digi cover. Plus a little washi tape to cover up the black tape spine.
Here are my two books.
I have them divided into section and made lists inside of things to get done. I am planning on having a weekly entry in the "Be Still" book to monitor thoughts and ways that I feel still. At the back of the Organize book I made a division for ideas to help me get organized. I'm not sure if I will use it, or if I will just create a pin board. I'm not so good at keeping to a schedule when I go to Pinterest. I'm like an ADHD Alice who slid down the rabbit hole. Not a very efficient use of my time or energies. But so fun. (I think Pinterest and Target are created by people who have tapped into my specific inabilities to resist. haha!)
I spend a lot of time in the car driving my kids to their activities. I believe that having my notebooks handy will help keep me on task. So excited.
Three things before I go.
First, in case you are a pen lover like me, I have found these pens from Jet Pens
to be my favorites for keeping in my purse. Not only are they are click pens (which keeps from losing the lids), but they also have the tiniest tips, terrific colors, and are perfectly sized for small purses. List making is always more fun with colored ink!
Second, I made a printable for you for the organized book. I used elements from a kit for the other, so I can't offer you that one, but I thought you might like a little book of organization as well.
As you can see, the colors are much more vibrant than my picture made them seem. Happy colors for a happy life. You can download it here.
Lastly, please let me know if have have finished any of the "assignments." I would love to see your projects!
Take care in this cold and I'll be back with more ideas for keeping your resolutions visible!