21 Ideas For Empty Notebooks

21 Ideas For Empty Notebooks

Hello you. You’re the type of person who continues to purchase adorable notebooks, despite having a stash of them at home with no use. I know, because I was you.

I’d have a collection of cute notebooks and journals I held on to because I thought they’d be useful at university. I had some journals that I never wrote a single word in, simply because I didn’t want to ‘ruin’ the first page.

When I finally finished my Master’s degree, I had a huge clear-out. I needed to find a purpose for all of these empty notebooks, so I went to the best place on the internet… Pinterest.

I now have a useful function for each of my notebooks! Yes, every single one. I’ve got a mindfulness journal filled with gratitude and positivity, a recipe book because I’ve been spending quarantine learning how to cook, a book of shadows for my witchcraft practice… and oh gosh, so many more.

After the huge popularity of my 21 Self-Care Ideas blog post and printable, I’m back today with another one. I’ve curated a list of 21 Ideas For Empty Notebooks. Now you have no excuses for those beautiful unused journals I know you have hidden away at home.

21 Ideas For Empty Notebooks

  1. A Bullet Journal
  2. Sketchbook
  3. Book Reviews and Reading Lists
  4. One Line Every Day
  5. Gratitude Journal
  6. Meal Planner
  7. Exercise Log
  8. A Diary
  9. Film Reviews
  10. Bucket List
  11. School / College / Uni Notes
  12. Address Book
  13. Travel Journal
  14. To-Do Lists
  15. Sticker or Stamp Collection
  16. Quotes and Affirmations
  17. Art / Collage Journal
  18. Language Practice
  19. Recipe Book
  20. Goal Tracker
  21. Blogging Planner

If you’d like to download any of my free printables, you can get them on Gumroad. Feel free to share this on your social media or in a blog post with credit.

Do you have any other ideas for empty notebooks? Let me know!

All the best,


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21 Ideas For Empty Notebooks

7 thoughts on “21 Ideas For Empty Notebooks”

  1. I love these ideas! I too have a stash of empty notebooks, but lately I have been filling them more. I have a gratitude journal, a notebook where I plan my goals & record progress on them, a small notebook for a general to-do list, and a general journal where I write all sorts of stuff! You’ve given me some more ideas though – I especially like the sound of a quotes and affirmations journal. I’ve also heard of people keeping dream journals!
    Sophie | http://thisbrilliantday.com

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