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Uses For Mini-Field Notes Book

I have a Bullet Journal that I can use to record almost anything I want to write down. I prefer the 5"x9" size for this. It usually sits on my desk, but I can honestly bring it anywhere. Still, sometimes I'm lazy and I don't have it immediately handy, plus I recently acquired (swag from a tradeshow) a very cute little notebook that is just under 6"x3".

Having it alongside my bullet journal seems redundant, but if it was in a more convenient location (maybe bedside?) I might find a few uses for it.

Uses For Mini-Field Notes Book
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    1. Dream Journal

    Write down what I dreamt about as soon as I woke up.

    2. Reading Notes

    Bedtime is probably the only time I get any book reading done. Occasionally I wish I had kept notes for reviews or even the big takeaways.

    3. Weight

    I forget to record this by the time I've left my bedroom.

    4. "Shower" Thoughts

    It's documented that people get great ideas in the shower; full disclosure (and gross-out alert) - I get some of mine on the toilet. A notebook close by would let me record these - I don't keep my phone nearby in the bathroom or bedroom either, so maybe this is right.

    5. Grattitude

    If I forget to do this elsewhere in the day, and I'm too far from my bullet journal (or other journals).

    6. "Commonplace Book"

    https://thoughtcatalog.com/ryan-holiday/2013/08/how-and-why-to-keep-a-commonplace-book/

    Thoughts and inspirations.

    7. Keeping Stray Ideas for Idea Lists

    I keep multiple draft incomplete idea lists - the scariest is when I think of a new idea for a work-in-progress right before I lie down - do I run downstairs or trust myself to remember it?

    8. Toiletries Shopping List

    I often note how I'm out of shampoo, body wash or razors or whatever when I'm in the bathroom in the morning, but by the time I get downstairs, I'm thinking about other things so a shopping list for toiletries doesn't get made as reliably as one for groceries - my phone and bullet journal are much more within reach of the kitchen.

    9. Sleep Log

    My CPAP (Continous Positive Air Pressure - for Sleep Apnea) gives a readout for hours slept and quality. I don't fully trust the data (it measures how long I wore the mask, not how long I actually slept, and though there's an app that syncs, it's a pain in the neck because I seem to have to renew the password too often. Still, any data measured is better than nothing, so I could jot down a note when I wake up.

    10. To-Do's I Forgot

    If I think of a task in the last minute before bed, I can jot something down in the mini-notebook. Ultimately I can migrate it to the real bullet journal the next day, in fact, that could go for most items on the list.

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