Yep. They do. Take it from Matthew McConaughey.
(via Mike Vardy)
I had only met him in passing; but his paper notebooks held a kind of self-portrait, touchable records of what was on his mind.
A lovely little story. This is the why. This is what we believe in.
My wife got me a nifty new-to-me typewriter for my Birthday. As usual, brought it in to Vale today for a tune up. I feel so lucky to have such a shop within easy driving distance. Can’t wait to get it back.
I’m so twitchy about sharing this. It’s really not very good and isn’t something fancy like what Mike Vardy or the Bullet Journal people do. But listen: let’s both agree. YOU aren’t those people, or else you’d already be like a journal GOD. You’re like me: a schlub who really hasn’t done this journaling thing and we’ll both figure it out.
A good post that’s worth a read (On LinkedIn! Who’da thunk?). Like Chris, my best and most consistent journaling has been the Daily Log I’ve kept for years now.
Let’s nerd out about the difference between a table of contents and an index; and how we can use these in personal paper notebooks.
Some useful ideas here.
For me, one of the signs of health in emotional margin is how much I’m writing in my notebook each week. If pages begin to stack up without any notes, ideation, or doodling, it’s a sign that I’m not slowing down enough to think on paper.
The outside edge of a book’s pages opposite of the spine is called the “fore-edge.” Like many things that are neglected or overlooked, it’s a place of great creative potential.
I have completely filled 6 journals in my life. I love journaling, but a lot of people think that they aren’t capable of doing it. So here’s my hot tips so that you too can say that you’ve filled out a blank journal completely and are a certified Journal Keeper.
I found many of these to be fresh ideas that may work better for some folks than the traditional “write daily” ones. Worth considering, regardless.
Yesterday, over on my main blog, I posted about how I manage my tasks using a single 3×5 card (with support from my Journal and Daily Log).