Why Notebooks Make Great Gifts (& 52 Ways to Fill Them)

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It’s the holidays, and let’s be honest, sometimes brainstorming great gift ideas is hard. But there is one item that comes to mind every year, something I’ve received as a gift myself a few times. It’s super versatile and can be enjoyed by pretty much anyone.

And that item (if the title hasn’t already made it clear) is the notebook. That’s right. Those sheets of paper bound together that hold all your ideas and creative thoughts.

I recently finished my digital notebook experiment and it’s really reinvigorated my love for notebooks and stationery. I firmly believe that notebooks make a really versatile and reliable option for gifts. So I set out to brainstorm how many ways you could use them to prove that very idea.

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5 Easy Ways to Organize Your Life Right Away

I’ve mentioned in a previous post that I’m not a productivity guru. Well, I’m not an organizational one either, but I am the type of person to organize receipts by year and month and I have an organizer in my bag, so I like to think I’m a little more predisposed to living an organized life than most.

And this has only grown as I’ve grown older and accumulated more stuff. I have a lot going on right now and I like to keep my life as simple and organized as possible, and I have a few tips here to help you do the same.

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Unexpected Circumstances and New Plans

Two weeks ago I decided to do some intense catch up on my novel with a 24-in-48 writing marathon. Obviously, that didn’t happen. My Thursday began with a pretty nasty shoulder injury which made lifting my arms to type or do pretty much anything was impossible without a whole lot of pain. I hoped with rest I’d recover in time to make something of my weekend. But I didn’t.

And that was really frustrating.

But that’s what happens. Unexpected things pop up and plans get interrupted. You just have to deal with it.

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