50+ Ideas For Your Empty Notebooks And Blank Journals!
Hey! It’s Hayley here (@hayleyremdeart on Instagram), and today I want to give you as many ideas as possible for all those journals you’ve been hoarding. Don’t try to deny it, I can almost see those empty journals on your shelf over there and they need some love! I actually once read somewhere that buying journaling supplies and actually using them are two completely different hobbies, and I have to say I definitely agree. No matter how many notebooks I already have, when I see a pretty journal I can’t resist, and then I just never get around to using them! Lately I decided I wanted to start filling some of them up, so keep reading to find out all the ideas I’ve come up with.
Essentials For ALL These Ideas:
- Archer and Olive Journal – As always, it will be no surprise to you that this is my pick. The lovely and thick pages have no bleeding or ghosting, so you get a clean start for every project spread! Also, it means you can decorate the spread without worrying about it.
- Pencil – To carefully plan out your ideas so you can make sure your spread has everything you need.
- Fineliners – My favourites are the Unipin fineliners as they’re waterproof, affordable and have a strong nib.
- Decorative Touch (optional) - This could be anything from washi to acrylographs, or of course, nothing! I usually like to add a personal touch to my spreads so they’re more fun to use and look at!
1 – Bullet Journaling
The best tool to keep organised!
2 – Reading Journal
Track all your books, reviews, pages read and more!
3 – Lettering Practise
Time to make it muscle memory!
4 – Diary
Daily journaling has so many benefits!
5 – Work Journal
It’s can be good to keep your work separate from your personal life!
6 – Health Journal
Track your physical and mental wellbeing!
7 – Memory Journal
Something so amazing to look back on in years to come.
8 – Junk Journal
9 – Painting Journal
Watercolour, acrylic, gouache – have some fun painting in one place!
10 – Language Journal
A place to help you learn and keep track of your progress as you study a new language!
11 – Ideas Journal
Brainstorm new ideas in one place!
12 – Travel Journal
Keep track of your holidays and memories!
13 – Doodle Journal
Doodling can be so relaxing, why not give it a try!
14 – Book Notes
Writing your own book? Keep track of it in it’s own dedicated journal.
15 – Recipe Journal
Are you an avid cook or baker? Your recipes deserve their own place!
16 – Goal Planning
We can easily lose track of our goals if we don’t make note and track them!
17 – Inspirational Quotes
Make note and remember your favourite quotes. This can also pair as lettering practice too!
18 – Funny Moments
Write down those funny things that happen in life. I especially love people documenting the funny things their kids say!!
19 – Lists, List and Lists
We all need to make a good list – so why not have a journal dedicated to them?
20 – Movie and TV Shows
Track your consumption and rate them as you go!
21 – Finance Journal
Sometimes you need to write it out to see where you can save!
22 – Practice Journal
A journal that is meant to be messy so you can trial spreads going in other journals or practice a new skill!
23 – Dream Journal
Do you forget your dreams – make a journal to write them down so you can remember them!
24 – Knitting Journal
Keep track of patterns and projects.
25 – Small Business Journal
Keep track of finances, orders, product ideas and more!
26 – Social Media Journal
Do you work within social media? Keep track of engagement and content ideas in one place!
27 – Plein Air Notebook
Get outside and draw or paint some of the things you see along the way!
28 – Swatch Notebook
Do you have a large collection of art supplies? Swatch and compare them all in one journal!
29 – When Did I Last?
There’s always something we should be doing around the house. Easily track your cleaning, chores and more.
30 – Plant Journal
Track your collection and make sure you never under or over-water again!
31 – Astrology/Horoscope Journal
Keep track of moon phases, tarot readings and more.
32 – Wedding Planning
There is so much to plan for a wedding… I think it would definitely fill its own journal!!
33 – Spiritual Journaling
If you’re spiritual, have a place for your quote, prayers and more.
34 – Review Journal
Is there something you love to collect? Keep note and review each new item in its own place. For example, candles, paints or wine.
35 – Bucket Lists
Keep track of your goals and write down your experiences of achieving them!
36 – Scrapbooking Journal
Make gorgeous pages by sticking in all your favourite things into one place.
37 – Creative Writing Notebook
Perfect if you like to write short stories!
38 – Gratitude Journal
Make note each day of something you’re grateful for.
39 – Affirmation Notebook
Something rewarding to do each day – and lovely to look back on!
40 – Study Notes
Are you studying at school, university or taking a new course? Keep all your notes in one place.
41 – Pen Pal Notebook
Keep track of your pen pals, letters and addresses!
42 – Pregnancy Journal
Cravings? Symptoms? Feelings? Keep track of it all – it will be so amazing to look back on.
43 – Baby Journal
Following on from that, track your baby’s first years of life!
44 – Project Notebook
Are you working on something big right now? Plan it all out and keep on track!
45 – Self-Care Notebook
Self-care is so important. Keep ideas for what you can do to treat yourself!
46 – Things To Do
Do you feel like you’re wasting time because you don’t know what to do? Make lists of things to do when you’re bored, angry, sad etc.
47 – One Word/Sentence A Day
Make note of one thing every day!
48 – Event Planning
Always plan ahead for parties...
49 – Holiday Planning
... and holidays too!
50 – Music Notebook
Do you listen to a lot of music? Make note of your favourite bands, songs, playlists and more!
51 – Happiness Journal
Fill it with all things that make you happy what could be better!?
52 – Collection Journal
Keep track of your stickers, stamps, washi and more by putting a sample of each into its own journal.
53 – Favourites Notebook
Fill a journal with all your favourite things!
Phew! Well I hope I’ve given you some help and inspiration on how to fill those empty journals you’ve been hoarding. If I have, I would love to know, so tag me on Instagram (@hayleyremdeart) and use #hayleyremdeinspired to get the chance to get your creations featured in my stories!
looks so cool but whenevr i start a new journal i get bored of it and LEAVE THE WHOLE THING.
I love these ideas! Maybe i will make all of them in one 🤔🤔
It’s good, but mostly when I have these ideas, they get boring really fast. Got any ideas for a long lasting journal?
I LOVE ArcherOlive because it can give me so many ideas for all my empty notebooks!