Are you looking for fresh ideas for notebook pages? Follow the hashtag #100DaysofNotebooking on Twitter and get ideas from other notebookers! That's what I'm doing. Here are some ideas for this week...
YOU'RE STILL HERE...Celebrate that!!!
* Make a list. Lists are a great way to create an entry for a notebook page. Make a “DONE” list instead of a “To Do” list. List everything you’ve accomplished. It feels good. Have fun!
* Write a letter. Be reflective. Write a letter to last year...Dear 2019,
* Dream! Make a bucket list of places you’d like to go, things you’d like to achieve...the sky is the limit.
* I love quotes. I’ll share a quote each week to trigger some writing. Read this. Copy it into your notebook. Write about it!
“Because the world needs your spark. The world needs your energy. The world needs you to show up for your life and take hold of your potential! We need your ideas. We need your love and care. We need your passion. We need your business models. We need to celebrate your successes. We need to watch you rise back up after your failures. We need to see your courage. We need to hear your what if. We need you to stop apologizing for being who you are and become who you were meant to be.”
― Rachel Hollis
* Use stickers or markers or watercolors in your notebook. Create a collage. Find something outside of your comfort zone today. Be creative. Get messy. See what happens.
* Listen to your favorite podcast or find a new one. Grab your pen and use your notebook pages to process what you’re hearing. Jot down quotes. Add your reflections and reaction.
* Here’s an excerpt from a poem. (It's called "Origin Story". Here's a video of the performance by the poets!) Print it or copy it into the pages of your notebook. Allow these words to inspire your own words. Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye write beautifully about friendship. Try it yourself...
And they could tell you what a miracle this is.
They could tell you how rare this is.
But they could tell you how rare friendship always is.
The chances are slim.
The cards are always stacked against you, the odds are always low.
But I have seen the best of you, and the worst of you, and I choose both.
I want to share every single one of your sunshines and save some for later.
I will tuck them into my pockets so I can give them back to you when the rains fall hard.
Are you looking for fresh ideas for notebook pages? Follow the hashtag #100DaysofNotebooking and get ideas from other notebookers! That's what I'm doing. Here are some ideas for this week...
* Make a list. Lists are a great way to create an entry for a notebook page. I love to make a list of words...your favorite words, words that sound good, words that are new to you. Have fun!
* Write a letter...to something in your life that you’d like to get rid of...fear, pain, guilt, a pair of shoes. Be creative.
* Think about something that annoys you. Write a rant! Let it all out. Write and allow your emotions to fall all over the page.
* I love quotes. I’ll share a quote each week to trigger some writing. “Instructions for living life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” –Mary Oliver
* Find something to tape into your notebook...a card, a quote, a receipt, a photo, anything. Tape it in with washi tape and write all around it. Use it to inspire the story.
* Here’s a poem. Print it or copy it into the pages of your notebook. Allow these words to inspire your own words. Cleo Wade writes beautifully about loving yourself. Try it and see where it takes you:
A love note to my body:
first of all,
I want to say,
for the heart you kept beating
even when it was broken
for every answer you gave me in my gut
for loving me back
even when I didn't know how to love you
for every time you recovered when I pushed you past our limits
for waking up.
Poem by Cleo Wade
Congratulations on making it to day five! It's Sunday, so I'm going to share some invitations to write. If you can't think of an idea...here are seven for the upcoming week. Use them all or use none of them. Change the idea to make it work for you. That's the beauty of notebooking...YOU are the boss of your notebook. Happy #100DaysofNotebooking!
* Make a list. Lists are a great way to create an entry for a notebook page. One of my favorite lists to make is an “I Believe…” list. Start every line with those words and see what happens.
* Write a letter...to someone, to something. What do you want to say?
* Find inspiration everywhere. Look around...an Instagram post, the coffee mug in your hand, the noise in your home. What’s going on around you? Write about that. Use lots of details. Take a minute and reread what you wrote and now how do you feel about that?
* I love quotes. I’ll share a quote each week to trigger some writing. Here’s this week’s quote by the brilliant Anne Lamott from her book, Bird by Bird. “Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft.”
* Poetry is a wonderful way to create an entry. How do you feel about poetry? Why? What’s your history and experience with poetry? Start with that today. Most people tend to have a love/hate relationship with poetry. What’s yours? Think about the WHY behind that emotion.
*20 in 20. This past week I’ve seen lots of pages with this list. I’ve started it and it’s not as easy as it looks. What 20 things do you want to accomplish in 2020?
* Writing BINGO- Glenda Cowen-Funk shared a BINGO card she created on the page. I found it so creative. She was inspired by a former student, Abbi McConnell, who is also part of our community.