Design Basics: Always carry a notebook

Avada News   •   June 2, 2016

Everything that we consume in our mind can be easily poured out onto paper. It is said that when you write by hand, your brain absorbs information faster. Be it a business idea, a project, art, or even a poem, the most streamlined way to gather your work is by always carrying a notebook so that it is not lost. If you haven’t noticed, ideas don’t always show up to your schedule, so having a notebook by your side makes life easier. Ideas take time to grow and evolve, they need to be nurtured.

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Your thoughts are the blueprint

In a recent article Benjamin P. Hardy said the following. “Your thoughts are the blueprint of the life you are building one day at a time. When you learn to channel your thinking — both consciously and subconsciously — you create the conditions that make the achievement of your goals inevitable.”

Most designers or creators abide by the policy of carrying a notebook. Writing down about your day, the people you interact with, your likes and dislikes, all of this builds up into a bigger picture and teaches you to value your thinking process. Revisiting your thoughts becomes easier too.

Die hard notebook carriers will understand this, a phone is simply not the same. Notebooks are an essential tool for the creative soul. How can you create on a phone? Phones are fine for noting brief details such as appointments or for sending messages. But they are not a substitute for pen and paper. If you do any kind of writing or studying, you’ll know that great ideas often occur when you’re away from your computer.

Don’t be discouraged from expressing your thoughts because you think you’re no good. You might be surprised what you can produce. Writing is a free style medium in which you can scribble and jot down points at any given time. It is the best way to be more mindful and organized. Once you start, you’ll notice a change in the way you think and your decisions. The simple act of carrying a notebook can change your life.