Wouldn’t it be nice to dress up your desk and have a personalised notebook to go with it? Taking notes in a notebook that suits your style, personality, or preference makes the activity more enjoyable.
Customising your notebooks can be done in several different ways. For example, you can add your favourite text, such as a saying, your name, or a business name. You can also add a photo of a memorable event, holiday destination, an animal, your pet, your family, or even yourself. No matter what it is, you will love using your personalised notebook for a wide variety of purposes.
If you are looking for ways how to use your custom notebook, we have six ideas for you:
1. Personal Journal
Did you have a dream that you do not want to forget? Or perhaps you read or heard a saying that you found inspiring. Write it down in your personalised notebook. If you have heard about bullet journaling, a custom notebook is a perfect avenue for you to start practising this method.
Bullet journals have been around for some time now. They are a massive hit on social media platforms, especially Instagram and even YouTube. You will see plenty of tutorials and videos showcasing other people’s bullet journal spreads, which are usually in monthly and weekly form.
Bullet journaling is a method of keeping track of your daily, weekly, or monthly goals, tasks, and whatever it is that you would like to monitor. It can include your accomplishments, fitness goals, work objectives, and even things you would like to change, such as your bad habits. It’s an excellent way for you to get to know and improve yourself so that you can reach your goals.
2. Business Journal
While on the topic of journaling, this task does not always have to focus on personal stuff. It can also be about your professional life.
It’s tough to run a business. First, you have to market your brand, products, or services. On top of that, you should also consider the long sales cycle. Needless to say, you can get discouraged easily. But one way to stay motivated is to have a business plan, and you can use your personalised notebook for this purpose.
A business journal works exactly like a personal journal. However, in a business journal, the focus is on your business’ accomplishments, objectives, targets, and investments. For example, you can ask yourself what you want to achieve by the end of the year. Other pages that you can add (which you can also have in your journal) are:
The good things that happened today or on a specific day
Other memorable things that occurred
What you did do to drive bookings or any positive business conversations
Something you did that helped drive sales
The beauty of a journal is that it is all about what you want to write. No one can tell you how to lay everything out. And with a personalised notebook, it gives more meaning to customisation.
3. Recipe Book
Some apps let you create your recipe book, but nothing beats the traditional route. You can write the recipes that you or your family enjoyed and even some ideas that you want to try shortly. There is no limit to the recipes that you can write down. You can even divide the notebook into sections where you categorise the recipes based on their flavour, ingredients, origin, or anything else that you can think of.
You do not have to be great at drawing to start a sketchbook. A personalised notebook will encourage you to explore your creativity, whether it is through art or even lettering. A sketchbook is versatile. There are no restrictions on what you can add to each page. You can copy another artist’s drawing or give it your spin.
Sketching is a way for you to think but in a relaxing way. You can experiment with new mediums, too, which is surely exciting. You can try different colour pencils, pens, watercolours, paint, and many others. A sketchbook is personal, and it works even better when you use a custom notebook.
5. Ideas Log
Do you constantly have ideas that you do not want to forget? When you have that “Aha!” moment, make sure that you are ready to write your thoughts down. That’s why you should have your notebook with you all the time and a pen.
This method is great for fiction story writers, bloggers, YouTubers, social media influencers, business owners, and anyone with an active mind. You do not want to waste those crucial times when your creative juices are flowing. Keep them in your personalised notebook, and you may use these ideas in the future.
6. Travel Book
Are you planning to travel? Don’t forget to take your personalised notebook with you. You can use it as your travel journal, list the places that you want to visit and things that you wish to do. And while you are enjoying your trip, you should also take some time to write a short (or long if you’re up for it) description of your memorable experiences.
To make it even more interesting, why not take some photos and stick them on the pages? You can make a collage with these photos, and you can add some stickers, too. It’s even more exciting if you have small memorabilia, such as stickers or welcome notes from a specific place. You can place them all in your notebook. By the time you get home, you have plenty of things to look at and show to your friends.
Aside from the six ideas mentioned above, here’s a bonus. You can give the personalised notebook to a friend, your family, or a colleague. It’s even better if it has the name of your business and contact number. This subtle way of marketing is a smart and cost-effective way to help propel your brand into growth.