Three Notebooks I Use Everyday To Be Productive

I love that back to school feeling of a new pencil case filled with fancy pens and pencils. That fresh new smell, a blank page in your diary or notebook, conjuring up feelings of excitement, hope, creativity, and productivity. But you have to have the right tools for the right job, one notebook doesn’t just suit every occasion.
bastet and bee notepads

The Three Notebooks I Use Everyday : 

  • Goal Setting: I use a grey notebook from Printkick for my Goal Setting Accountability Group. I love being creative with the planning sheets, cutting them up, writing down my goals, and breaking these goals down into smaller manageable steps. I add motivational quotes, super cute stickers and make mini vision boards/collages.  It’s an integral part of my long term planning and I find being creative, not only fun but cements the goal steps in my foremind. printkick notebooks
  • Daily Planner: For my daily planner I’ve been using the Mål Paper Daily Goal Setter  I absolutely love the layout. It combines a gratitude journal with a to do list alongside a monthly calendar all contained inside a beautifully bound hardback book. The paper quality is lovely especially if you like using felt tips and fineliners.  gratitude mal paper
  • Doodle Notepads: Write down and planning out my ideas, brainstorming, and doodles which sometimes I’ll stick in a book and other times I’ll recycle. A notepad needs to be functional but sometimes a blank stark white page isn’t enough to get those creative juices flowing. Bastet & Bee designed by French-British couple Sakina and Andrew Robinson aims to reinvent the classic white notepad with creative compositions, bright and bold using sustainable paper. I received a PLAY and FLOW gift packs (20euro each) which come with a one blank INSPIRATION notepad and either a PLAY or FLOW designed notepad. Although it has a colourful cover the INSPIRATION notepad is blank inside but it has this unique feature whereby it can be laid completely flat no matter where in the book you are (making it amazing for bullet journal spreads!) and pages can be cleanly torn out without ruining the rest of the notepad.  The PLAY and FLOW notepads don’t have a cover but the geometric designs and bold colours make you want to doodle. Each notepad is handmade in France, shipping to the UK takes 5-8 days. Bastet & Bee make a really lovely gift for someone who adores notepads, journalling or works for themselves these are definitely not your standard highstreet pads, they are really special. bastet and bee

Planners and Notepad Help Your Small Business  :

  1. Organisation:  I’ve detailed how I use my three notebooks, each having its own use and function to keep me organised, whether that be to keep a tab on my appointments, work deadlines, events or a step by step break down to how I’ll achieve my next goal. Each has a significant role to play in my working day.
  2. Time Management: Did you know time management is basically organising your time effectively to achieve your chosen tasks? I know right, simple, but then you add in a bit of social media and suddenly the day has passed and you haven’t achieved anything.  Coming back to work after the Summer Holidays can also leave you feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of things you need to do/catch up on. However, by breaking your list down into bite-sized chunks maybe 3 or 4 things per day and time blocking each task, you will soon become a productivity ninja!
  3. Creative Outlet:  Even if you aren’t the most artistic person having a notepad or various coloured pens gives you an outlet to be creative. Being creative is good for your mental health and wellbeing, by focusing your brain, reducing stress and improving productivity.

monthly calendar mal paper

Do you have a set of old skool notebooks and pens to help you plan your day, reach your goals or do you prefer something online?

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  1. Rhian Westbury
    October 2, 2019 / 7:15 am

    I tried to continue doing a bullet journal but I found going digital far more practical to me as I work on 2 different laptops and I’m on the go a lot so this worked for me, but I love the look of yours x

  2. October 2, 2019 / 8:20 am

    I’m really into planning and planners. I love little doodle spaces as well. I love this post! I’m going to doodle and draw more.

  3. October 3, 2019 / 3:56 pm

    I adore notebooks and these 3 are just lovely!!

  4. October 4, 2019 / 10:52 am

    It seems excessive having so many notebooks but it works! I have 4 at work and 3 for my own personal work. Keeps me on top of everything!

  5. October 4, 2019 / 4:05 pm

    I’m also crazy about stationery and notebooks in general.I’m currently using the Mal Paper Goal Setter Planner too and absolutely love it!

  6. October 4, 2019 / 6:43 pm

    Oh my word you are so organised. I used to be like this until I had kids!

    • October 5, 2019 / 1:12 pm

      I’m only like this now I have kids!! My brain can’t hold that much information!!

  7. October 26, 2019 / 2:43 pm

    Thank you for sharing! I love reading all stationery posts! It’s nice reading other people like stationery and notebooks just as much as me! I use notebooks, planners and bullet journals. You have taken some great photographs! Xxx

  8. October 26, 2019 / 2:54 pm

    I love having lots of different notebooks to choose for different tasks! I’m trying to get into bullet journalling so I can use a notebook to create my own personalised diary – goal tracking, key dates, to do lists etc!

  9. November 12, 2019 / 11:30 am

    I am a pen and paper girl, and a planner addict as well 😀 But your notebooks look so neat! Thanks for the ideas!

  10. April 26, 2021 / 11:36 am

    For me, the main purpose of a daily notebook is to act as an art journal and give me a creative outlet! I loved your approach as well. Thank you for sharing the tips for small businesses. I’ll try using notebook for time management.
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