Uses and ideas for your pocket notebook
From the time I could write, I had a journal or notebook by my side writing down my thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Some I’d keep in my bedside table. Others, in my backpack. And some right in my pocket.
Currently, I have a number of medium to large notebooks that I use for different things scattered about in my office and on my desk. However, they’re too big carry around with me when I’m commuting or travelling. That’s why I absolutely LOVE pocket notebooks.
Why carry a pocket notebook?
Pocket notebooks are great for on-the-go note-taking or sketching as they are lightweight and fit perfectly in a back pocket, bag, or purse.
Ideas and things to remember usually happen at unexpected or inconvenient moments. And phones are always a promise of getting side tracked, and forgetting. (Trust me, I’ve been there!) That’s why I’m a big fan of these little notebooks.
Experts also say writing something down, helps you remember something and even achieve goals, easier. That’s always a good thing.
Pocket Notebook Size
The average size of pocket notebooks run around 3.5” wide by 5.5” high but can range slightly smaller or larger depending on the brand. The interior pages range from blank, grid, lined, or dot grid. Sometimes even custom pages, for a specific purpose.
Given the size and general light weight of these notebooks, they’re easy to store and refer back to at any point in the near future.
Pocket Notebook Page Styles
My personal preference is dot grid as it provides me with just enough structure to the page to create lists, draw lettering, or doodle without the distractions of additional lines that grid and lined pages tend to create. And blank pages, well, those are just too perfect that they’re intimidating to even muck up so I tend not to enjoy those as much.
Pocket Notebook Uses & Ideas
Notebooks can be used for a number of things. If you’re new to notebooks and/or stuck for what to put in them, here are a few ideas (or challenges) to get you started:
Things to Pack
Places to Visit
Projects to Tackle
Food to Try
Gift List Ideas
Books to Read
Netflix Shows to Watch
Things to Plant
Passages from books
Conference / meeting takeaways
Random Thoughts & Ideas
Daily sketches / sketchnoting
How do you use your pocket notebooks? Comment below.