Whether you’re taking notes, making plans, or journaling just because, all you need to get started is the right dotted notebook.
At school, your teachers probably advised using one notebook per subject. But your dotted notebook can contain multitudes, if you’d like. Some even come with extras, like page numbers, a table of contents, and stickers for organizing in sections.
Lined notebooks are great for writing and taking notes, but dotted notebooks can do anything. First things first, think about what materials you’d like to use on those crisp, blank pages. Most any paper will do for ballpoint pens or pencils, but experts recommend looking for a notebook with heavyweight paper if you plan to use markers or paint pens that might bleed through.
It’s easier to start a regular doodling or bullet journaling habit if you can take your notebook with you. So consider buying a portable size that can fit in your purse, backpack, or jacket pocket.