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What Notebook to Get for 2018, According to Your Personality

For those obsessive note-takers.
What Notebook to Get for 2018, According to Your Personality
IMAGE Patrick Martires
For those obsessive note-takers.

Let’s be real—there’s nothing quite like using a notebook and pen as you write down thoughts, ideas, tasks and basically anything under the sun. Whether it’s for work or for personal growth, keeping a notebook is the best investment you can get yourself. Meanwhile, if you’re clueless as to which type of notebook to get, below is a roundup of notebooks based on your personality and preference. Scroll down and read through our list!

For someone who likes making lists

Making lists requires not just any notebook, but something you can turn into a Bullet Journal. This journaling system invented by Ryder Caroll has been making waves on social media as it’s pretty simple: you come up with your own method of logging entries (whether these are daily tasks, future logs, monthly overviews, habit trackers, etc.) and start journaling! Create your own customized journal spreads with this Leuchtturm hardcover journal filled with dotted pages. Make your days well planned out as you list down tasks, notes and to-dos—just the way you like it.

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LEUCHTTURM Bullet Journal, P1390, Noteworthy, The Podium

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For someone who is always on-the-go

If you’re not the type to keep a planner or journal, using a pocket notebook helps keep your ideas and thoughts concise and compact—literally. Have instant ideas you need to jot down pronto? This notebook set is easy to use as it has guided grid lines for you to take notes at any time of the day.

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On-the-go notebooks, P149 each, Noteworthy, The Podium 

For someone who likes to see the big picture

Need some structure in your schedule? Using a planner with pre-dated monthly and weekly spreads is a perfect way for you to plan your life efficiently. This Kate Spade Agenda planner is both chic and functional with its minimalist cover and neat layout. Plus points for the pretty sticker set included!

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KATE SPADE Agenda 2018, P2499, Noteworthy, The Podium

For someone who draws 

If you’re into all things artsy and want to let loose with your creativity, this functional pad is your best bet. Perfect for quick sketches or doodles in a compact size that can fit your medium-sized tote, this Rhodia pad serves as an avenue for practicing your skills anytime, anywhere. 

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RHODIA Lined notepad, P177, Powerbooks, The Podium

For someone who loves to document

Documenting your life is a great way to reflect on the days that have gone. The ABC Daily Journal contains twelve months’ worth of blank pages (numbered, for easier referencing) for daily journaling. Whether it’s adding stickers, tapes or memorabilia from a fun trip to free writing thoughts and musings on your day-to-day activities, this journal is an all-in-one documenting tool. Plus: The back pocket makes it easier to store ephemera and loose paper!

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ABC Daily Journal, P399.75, National Book StoreThe Podium

For someone who likes to write

Whether you’re a wordsmith or someone who just loves writing for fun, keeping a journal helps exercise your creative writing skills even more. Make each day memorable with this handy Kikki.K journal, which prompts you to write down the best parts of your day, a few realizations in between and musings that can turn into memories you can look back on in the years to come.

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KIKKI.K My Daily Thoughts journal, P1295, NoteworthyThe Podium

Which type of notebook do you feel best suits your personality? Let us know in the comments below!

Abbey Sy is Preview.ph's guest editor for the month of January. This artist and best-selling author is known for her analog-style travel journaling and whimsical illustrations and lettering. You can find her books The ABC of Hand Lettering, The ABCs of Journaling, journaling kits and more of her merchandise at bookstores nationwide and here.  

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