As shared by Nicholas Bates
Note-taking is not just a method for remembering. It is a way a writer tells himself, or herself, a story – and this becomes a process of life, a mode of being.
Matther Lang – Why Notebooks Work For Me
Managing your tasks using notebooks means that you need to spend more time planning, reviewing and making decisions about what’s important.**
In an earlier post I shared couple links which outline why you need a paper notebook. Now that hopefully you have one I’ve listed few more posts which will give you an idea what to do it and how to use it.
- Keep paper notebook
- My first Baron Fig
- An Illustrated Guide to Using the Sh*t Out of Your Notebook
- How to Use a Simple Pocket Notebook to Change Your Life
- My GTD “Get Things Done” Moleskine Setup
Obviously these reflect other people ideas and circumstances to make the paper notebook become part of your every day carry you need to find your own uses.
Experiment, test and refine.
A lot of people I admire and follow and learn from use some sort of notebook of regular basis.
These posts came across my radar recently I thought it would be worth sharing them as they nicely show why it’s worth having one.:
- Why Should you always carry a notebook
I’ve been carrying a number of notebooks for last few years and experimented with different formats. I found that pocket size works best when it’s relatively thin say 40-60 pages tops and used for quick capture of ideas on the go. The larger size (13 x 21 cm / 5 x 8.25 in) works better for notebooks with more than 100 pages and suits to planning and writing.
These are my observations you best bet is to try and see what works for you.