A Slight Notebook Obsession

Notebooks are up there with my stationery faves after my obsession with pens of course, I can’t deny I have a huge collection of that!

But I love using notebooks as it’s so easy to track anything from personal goals to school goals! Tracking goals are really useful to see how much you’ve grown and what you need to work on. For example, when I need to revise I am always told to do a certain amount of hours for each subject or for each day and even if I do revise it never feels like it’s enough! I feel like there is so much more to do and doing that extra little bit of revision really did not benefit me. However, keeping track of how many hours I have done a day really helps. At the end of the week totaling up my hours really does make me feel like I’ve achieved something and all that spare time revising might actually benefit me!

I like to use a notebook that is from Paperchase and first of all love the quote; it is very motivating and definitely makes me proud to be a feminist. Second of all, I know it’s not that big of a deal to others but the quality of this paper is everything and it being A5 makes this cute notebook even better. Any stationery lovers reading this might understand how having paper where your pens don’t bleed through is so important! Personal goals are important to use as it’s easy to keep track of your well-being; self care should also be a priority for everyone! I usually track my personal goals inside my bullet journal, however I do know some people who own planners and have a notebook that they use separately for things that don’t concern to do lists. From tracking the amount of water I drink to making sure I read at least a chapter every day, seeing it being filled in is so satisfying to me and again makes me feel proud of myself. Even if I have bad days at least I know I have my trackers to look back on!

I also just think it’s so important to look after yourself, to remind yourself that’s it’s okay to treat yourself once in a while! Seriously trackers can help people feel grounded and I’m so glad I’ve started doing them. I can see what I need to improve on and hopefully the next month or week will be better, it’s always great to compare past trackers. As much as I would like to admit it, I’m not really that much of an organised person. I have so many things going on at once; some needing to be completed by the same deadline and honestly it is a bit overwhelming. Balancing that along with family and friend time, it’s hard to keep on top of matters. It is one of my goals this year, to be more organised and to remember that it is okay to take a break once in a while. I want to remind any of you who may be reading this post. It’s okay to feel overwhelmed. It’s okay to feel like a mess. It’s okay to feel as you have nothing under control. Trust me, there are so many people who have felt like that and we all will get through it.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post, even if you know that you probably won’t use a tracker, it still makes me happy that there are people out there who want to listen to my little rants!

What do you do to stay organised?

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