August 13, 2017

Here’s a fact about me: I am obsessed with notebooks! I am the kind of person who always buys cute notebooks, because I just can’t resist and eventually end up with waaaaay too many without knowing what to do with them. This leads to me also being the person who has a different notebook for literally EVERYTHING! I guess you could say it is a problem… but hey! I kind of like it! J I truly enjoy to fill my notebooks journaling, planning, etc.

I thought I might try to help some of you out, who have a bit of a notebook obsession, like me. So, here are 12 ways to fill a notebook!



Alright, to start off there is planning; probably one of the most obvious ones, but that doesn’t make it boring, trust me! I actually find that a cute notebook makes me more motivated to be organised. It really helps to have all your to-do lists and plans in one place, instead of having them lie all around the house!



This again, is quite obvious, but I feel like a lot of people don’t really see the fun of it. Honestly, I didn’t either, because like a lot of other people, I always started, but then forgot about it for months. But if you take the time to regularly write just a little bit, It can be very enjoyable (and funny to read back later!).


Recipe journal

For all of you foodies out there, this is perfect! You can write down all of your favourite recipes and you can customize it however you like! Personally I love to draw my recipes and just be creative.



You could also fill your notebook with lists of whatever you want. You can literally make lists about everything!


Quote journal

In a quote journal you basically just write quotes that you like or find inspiring. It doesn’t really matter whether you just write them down or go crazy with colours and stickers and glitters, it is really fun and inspiring to flick through.


Dream diary

If you often wake up, knowing exactly what happened in your dream, but as soon as you do something, you’ve completely forgotten it, this is definitely a good one for you! And even if you do remember your dreams, it is a good idea to write them down. It is really funny and entertaining to read back your dreams and just nice being able to remember them.


Book journal

In a book journal you basically write down all the books that you read and if you want to some extra stuff about them too. It is perfect for people who love reading!



Of course you could also just use your notebook as a sketchbook. This is an oldie, but definitely a goodie!


Gratitude journal

This one, I personally really like, because it can really change your mind set and the way you look at things in a positive way. Basically, every day you write down what you are grateful for that day. These things don’t have to be big, they can be little things, but it will really remind you that there’s a lot to be grateful for and I love that.


Flower book

A flower book, is probably not the first thing you would think of if you want a way to fill your notebook, but doesn’t make it less enjoyable! It is a little book, where you will put dried flowers and plants in. You could just put flowers in there that you find pretty, but you could also, for example, take a flower from everywhere that you travel to. Whatever you want, it will look good!


Travel journal

A travel journal is also a kind of diary, but especially for your travels. You can write down everything you have done, make little drawings and put pictures in it. You don’t have to make a big effort to make it, but it will be so nice to look through it later. This way, you will remember a lot of things you otherwise would have forgotten.


Collage book

Last, but not least on my list is a collage book. You know those pretty and inspiring mood boards? Well this is basically a book full of small mood boards. It is very easy, but will look really good, gives a ton of inspiration and of course it is really fun to do! You just need to know how to cut out pictures and stick them onto a piece of paper! And you can always make it a little bit fancier in your own way.


And that is my whole list! I hope you might have gotten some inspiration to fill an empty notebook and I hope you enjoy it. Let me know if you already use some of these ways to fill your notebook or if you will try them out.

Thanks for reading!


Lots of love, Esther

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