The best thing about good, old fashioned, journaling is that all you need is any empty notebook and something to write with.
Over the years I have used everything from $.50 composition books to embossed, leather journals with beautifully thick pages.
That may be the very best part of using a blank book. There is something for every style, need, and budget.
Later this week I will share some of my favorite ways to use a blank journal, some prompts to get you started, and a few extra things.
Tonight though, I wanted to share with you my two favorite styles of blank notebooks to use.
Hands down my favorite style of journal is a hard back spiral bound notebook.
The thick cover is ideal for journaling because it doesn't require a desk or table for writing, and I just love the ease of writing using a spiral bound notebook.
As beautiful as some bound journals are, I find them not as easy to use.
If you are looking for this style of journal I cannot recommend EcoJot enough. I normally get them at Barnes and Noble and currently have one in use and two on hand for when this one fills up.
The other style of blank notebook I can't get enough of is Traveler's Notebooks or refillable notebooks. I will most likely do an entire blog post on these later. But for now, the basic idea is a sturdy cover (made from leather or stabilized fabric) with elastic bands to hold inserts. The thing I love about these is the varsatiliy. I like be able to have a different notebook for different subjects, but still have them all in one place.
Which style of notebook do you like to use? Have a favorite? Share it in the comments!