Info | Mimo Notebook
Thank you for purchasing a Mimo Notebook. I created this simple page as a resource to provide tips and ideas for how to make the most of your notebook.
Prompts + Ideas
Sometimes a blank page can feel intimidating. Here are some ideas to get you started!
- Start a gratitude journal. Every day, jot down 3-5 things you're grateful for. It can be a big event, such as graduation or a promotion at work, or something simply normal, such as being able to walk. This is a great way to remember all the things that are good in your life.
- Do a Rose-Thorn-Bud exercise. This is something I heard about recently that I think is a great way to reflect on where you are. Every so often, write down one thing going well in your life (your rose), one thing that is bothering you (your thorn), and one thing you're looking forward to (your bud).
- Descriptive practice. Can't think of anything to write about? Try describing something in front of you as if it's a setting in a novel, such as your room, what's outside your window, etc. Oftentimes I'll read a passage from a book that is powerful because it describes a simple setting so clearly, it's as if I am there. This is a great way to practice descriptive writing.
Start an illustrated journal. Every week (or whatever pace you're comfortable with), draw out some of your memories or things you noted. It can be anything from personal events, the new, to lyrics of a song stuck in your mind. You can see some of my old examples here, and I have a Skillshare class on my process of making one.
Pick a theme and do a "daily draw." This is a great way to push your creativity and think deeper about one topic. It can be as simple as a daily bird, daily robot, daily monster. You'll find your creativity builds on top of each drawing. Don't worry about making the first one awesome, the important part is to do a daily practice.
- Go out and observe. There's no shortage of things to draw all around you. No matter where you live, you can go outside and draw something you observe. From a cityscape to a small plant, you'll find yourself noticing details you never did before, even if it's something you thought you've seen 1,000 times.