Always carrying a notebook can be a source of inspiration and organization. With it, it leaves registered commitments, birthdays and celebrations, inspiring phrases, personal projects and dreams that you want to realize. Find out some suggestions for 15 things you should write in your notebook or diary:
1. A LIST OF BOOKS AND MOVIES
Write a list with the names of the books you are currently reading and the films you have just seen. Keeping this information will help you to remember what you do according to your age and your disposition and indications that are often not so obvious about your tastes and mood, depending on the time you consumed the products. Imagine reading what you were watching or reading 10 or 15 years ago?
2. LIFE LESSONS FROM YOUR GRANDPARENTS
The lessons and advice you hear from your grandparents today may differ from your opinion, but keeping them is a way to keep them close to you, even after they’re gone. Simple phrases of special memories make a difference in unexpected situations.
3. YOUR GREATEST JOY
Without thinking too much about what you will write down, describe in as much detail as you can what your greatest joy would be, the concept of ideal happiness. This “confession” can be something very simple or more complex, but reading it at times when you are feeling everything but joy will be a great alternative to escape sadness and think about things that bring hope.
4. THE ERROR YOU WOULD NEVER WANT TO MAKE
You can have this type of error for different areas of your life: career, friendships, marriage, children, and even yourself for yourself. The example of others serves to make choices about what you do not want to commit. Regardless of what it is, write down the mistake you would never want to make in your life and the reason.
5. THE BEST REVENUE IN THE WORLD
Think of the best meal or dish you’ve ever eaten in your life. Regardless of origin and difficulty, try to write down the recipe for this delicacy. You can save it as a souvenir, as a reminder to make, or as a suggestion for special dinners where you want to impress guests. Whatever it is, be sure to write it down.
6. YOUR FAVORITE MISTAKE
Seriously speaking, your profile on social media is a great showcase for the perfect life, isn’t it? As a general rule, his profiles do not reveal the major mistakes and slippages of conduct that he probably committed. Take advantage of the privacy of your notebook to record what you would like to forget: your big mistake, the biggest and most shameful of your entire life. Believe that over the years it will become one of the funniest stories you will have to tell, if you dare, of course.
7. THE MOST UNEXPECTED PRAISE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED
The words of affection and appreciation from people you may not even know very well can be very special. Unexpected praises are the most satisfying to receive, as you are not striving at all to win them. A great way to keep that feeling active is to record the date, author and reason for the compliment in your notebook. When you are depressed or in need of attention, check what people have said about you when you least expected it.
8. THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO LEARN
Learn to cook, go diving or speak a new language. Regardless of what your learning desires are, keep them listed in your notes so you can pursue those interests when the opportunity arises.
9. A SECRET
The mystery of secrets and, for many, their reason for attraction, is the fact that all the people around them have one, without anyone else knowing. What would be the secret that no one would suspect about you?
10. WHAT YOU YOUNG WOULD THINK OF YOUR OLDER YOU
What would your expectations be for yourself five or 10 years from now? Writing them now will give you an idea of how it changed, what happened and how it went down the road to achieving, or not, your goals.
11. THE PERFECT PHRASE
Many people have a special phrase that summarizes a lot of learning in a few words, that shows in a few lines something complex that they are experiencing or that only serves to make any bad day better.
12. THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO FORGIVE
It does not necessarily have to be the worst thing anyone could have done to you. But whatever it is, honesty with yourself is essential to truly answer the most difficult thing to forgive.
13. THE BEST SURPRISE I HAVE EVER HAD
A surprise birthday party, a special gift or a visit from someone far away. The best surprise happens when you least expect and most want. Big or small, record in your notebook which was the best you ever had.
14. CHANGE YOUR LIST OF THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE
Instead of being an inspiration, your list of “things to do before you die” can become a source of anxiety and stress. Desires change, you may, for example, no longer want to skydive in the desert or learn to make sushi. The solution is to never stick to the things you put in previously. You have complete freedom and right to change the
15. THE LAST NIGHT’S DREAM
Leave the pencil and paper next to the bed to write the dream you had before waking up. The curiosities and even revelations that you may have from these memories will always be interesting information to analyze more calmly in the future.