One small life hack which I learned during my time at university is to keep a journal or notebook to record all your thoughts, ‘To Do’ lists and plans. In more recent years I have used journals to keep track of my blog post and video ideas. The are a relatively inexpensive tool to help you store all your thoughts, particularly for those who lead a busy life making thought retention a challenge.
Whilst I understand that most people these days have a smart phone or a laptop, making paper journals unnecessary, such devices are full of distractions and ofter taint the original thought which we intend to record. Furthermore penmanship is a dying art and using a good old fashioned pen and paper is a good way to remember how to write in this day and age of smartphones.
Personally, I’m a fan of a simple black notepad with ruled lines, but some people enjoy the finer things in life and take pride in a aesthetically pleasing notebook. For those people my recommendations include:
- Any Moleskine notebook e.g. https://amzn.to/3143juI
- Fair trade tree of life journal – https://amzn.to/2EOljzQ
- Eco friendly cord hardcover – https://amzn.to/2ENZMXX