When people would suggest I start keeping a notebook to keep track of my ideas and thoughts it left a bad taste in my mouth.
I felt like this was just that marketing/self-help Guru stuff that everyone was pushing in order to get more viewers online. You know, one of those “3 Tips to Elevate Your Mind” or “7 Life Hacks to Raise Productivity” things.
In the end, the truth of it is that I think you don’t understand the benefits of carrying a notebook until you figure them out with you and the notebook.
I think that’s a part of a lot of things in life. We try to anticipate what something could be for us and then we make a judgment on it when in reality we could never anticipate what something could be for us.
There are a bunch of benefits that could come as a product of using a notebook. But the point is you won’t know until you try.
I encourage you to try keeping a notebook and writing anything in it. It doesn’t have to be some journal, pretty to-do list, or entries of feelings. It could be as simple as descriptions of things around you. It could even be about the fact that you don’t know what to write about.
I encourage you to think about what is holding you back from keeping a notebook and then to try it. Give it a month and see what happens.