Sometimes all a girl needs is a cute notebook, am I right?
What you should know about me is that I get totally high on office supply. Few things make me happier than notebooks, post-it notes and markers. I should tell Manfred to bring home a bouquet of pens instead of flowers.
I am always writing things down, so I usually carry around 2-3 different notebooks: One big A4-format for guest articles, blogs and other writing, a smaller one for random stuff, short things and articles when I don’t want to whip out the big one and probably one I forgot about.
I used to be all about the Moleskines but ever since my first Paperblank, I am leaning towards Paperblank. I like the clean, simple look of the Moleskines, very Hemingway and old-school writer and what not. However, I find the Paperblank paper stronger, prettier and way more comfortable to write on. And let’s be serious, the covers are all to die for. (If you’re unfamiliar with the Paperblank notebooks, take a peek here at the array of Paperblanks and be amazed)
A few weeks ago I bought this Paperblank, with special purpose: For manifesting, gratitude, goals and happiness only.
See, I have been sort of slacking in the whole Manifesting, Positive Attitude Harvesting and Goal Setting Arena. Not that I don’t do it, but I have not been doing it as faithfully as I used to, and a lot less on paper. And I know that if you want to give something extra ‘oomph’ (whether it’s a goal, a dream, a Universal wish list or even a To-Do List), writing down is the way to go. So to give myself some incentive and give my manifesting & proactive positivity a little kick in the butt, I decided to make this a journal specifically for this use.
And there is something powerful and almost magical about filling a notebook with all that. It basically becomes a manifesto of the things you love and want, while at the same time being a powerful tool in actually strengthening or achieving that.
And so, I’ve been slowly and steadily filling up this cute booklet. I’ve put in Universal Wish Lists, made a few worksheets from Jessica Mullen’s website, written To Do Lists, goals I set for myself and very important, Gratitude Lists like the one below.
It’s not only fun and very relaxing to spend some time on this instead of hitting the refresh button on 9gag again, it’s also a great eye-opener and motivator. It’s hard to ignore what you really want to do or have when you’ve just written it down, you know?
I’m kinda wondering if I’ll notice any difference, any more ‘oomph’. But if not, at least I got to show off the cute notebook. Now I need to go see a Manfred about that pen-bouquet I was talking about earlier. Lates!