Wednesday, October 17, 2012

the little things: A Pretty Notebook

I don't know what it is, but since becoming a mom I find my mind is always going a mile a minute. Do this, clean that, don't forget this! Sometimes I feel like I'm running around doing a million things and yet nothing gets done. Scattered might be a way to describe my brain lately (mom brain I think they call it?? arg).

One of the things that helps me feel focused is to write things down. I'm a visual person so seeing things on paper really helps and is it just me or is there no better feeling than crossing something off your list? I may or may not write something down after I've done it just so I can cross it off ;)

I've been such a sucker for cute notebooks lately. Having something pretty to look at somehow makes things seem that much easier (the coffee might help too ;)

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Rifle Paper Co Notebook from Anthropologie (gifted to me by a sweet friend)
How do you manage your never ending lists??

Christine

15 comments:

  1. I hear you! I am exactly the same way - Listy McListerson. Love your notebook!

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  2. I also have a notebook filled with to-do lists, revised to-do lists, lists of gift ideas, things to do around the house, workout plans, meal plans...you name it. Mom brain is a real thing - I swear, I'm getting dumber with each baby I have so the notebook is a must!

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    1. Glad to hear it's a real thing, not so much that it gets worse ;)

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  3. Pretty notebooks are a must for me too...that and my iPhone. I don't have kids, but I've got some sort of Mom brain going on too. LOL! Maybe it's because I'm a 80 year old granny trapped in a twenties-something body ;)

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  4. such a pretty note book and love the initial cup :) we have so many to-do lists, sometimes it gets overwhelming + confusing! but writing things down in a notebook/putting reminders on our phone definitely helps.

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  5. Agreed! My mind always runs a mile a minute! I used to be much better at jotting things down ... must start this habit again! Thanks for the reminder ;)

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  6. I am a list maker, and loooove crossing things off! I have a Moleskine notebook, and at first I tried to keep it all neat and tidy... Now I just make sure I get things written down! I often wonder if the lists ever end ;-)

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  7. You took the words right out of my mouth. I type this to you as I have my teal blue, gold edged notebook journal beside me :) You go girl! xoxo

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  8. SO on board with the pretty journals!

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  9. SO on board with the pretty journals!

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  10. I have that notebook...makes me smile everytime I use it!

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  11. I gave up writing lists...there are a few important things that slip through the cracks and I end up smacking myself later (like when I forgot it was picture day at preschool) but for the most part, we just roll with it. I mean, the most important things (dinner, laundry, brush teeth) get done, right?

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    1. so true. It still makes me feel better like it's step one writing it down, at least I get that done??? haha.

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