I carry notebooks everywhere. In particular, I use Field Notes 48-page Memo Books to jot down thoughts, remind myself of upcoming projects, and a myriad of other things. This has become a vey useful habit. I take red notebooks to every Red Cross disaster at which I volunteer. That way I have important phone numbers and such at the ready even if the power goes out and my own phone dies. I have a notebook that's just for writing ideas. I'm working on a fantasy novel and who knows when a good idea is going to strike? Most recently, I've begun developing a stoic handbook.
Stoic handbook #1 is a mishmash of quotes, personal thoughts, and drawings that have jumped out at me during my readings. My hope is to tease out some structure and develop a personal go-to handbook that I could use to help guide my day when needed. I figure a best practices notebook would help me when I'm having a less than stellar day and could also help me explain stoicism to people who ask. I still don't have a solid elevator pitch for this philosophy. There are other projects that take precedence, but I thought I'd share this one. Hopefully I'll have more to show in the coming months.