Hi everyone – Katie over at The Cozy Burrow has been encouraging folks to share info about their notebooks on Mondays, and while I don’t use notebooks too much in my personal life, I recently figured out a good solution for my work notebooks. I’ve been using this for a few weeks, and I really like how it’s going, so I figured I’d share.
When we started working from home, one of the things I was struggling to keep track of was to do items. In the office, I had a white board that I could make to do lists on that I would update every month. I was making daily to do lists in the notebook I was using for notes here, but it was hard to keep track of, and was taking up space I wanted to use for actual meeting notes. So I got this nice to do list pad from this shop. This has been great – I use a new page about every week, and will sometimes use a second page if I have a big task that has to be broken up into several smaller ones.
For the notebook, I was getting frustrated because I finished the first notebook I had when we first started. I was also kind of getting annoyed because I kept needing to reference things I took notes on, but I couldn’t remember where it was in the notebook. I don’t like to type notes in meetings. I thought I would give Rocketbook a try. I have the Core, which you can scan and when you use Pilot Frixion pens, they just erase. I spend a few minutes at the end of every week (sometimes every other week if it’s busy) scanning my notes and cleaning them up (the handwriting recognition isn’t 100%). This way have notes that I need but not too much paper to work through, and I can use OneNote’s search function to find what I’m looking for right away!
I don’t expect Notebook Mondays to be a regular feature around here, the only notebook I really use is my personal journal, and I’m not ready to share info about that haha!