Something I've started to do recently, is carry a 'Little book of Big Dreams'. I truly believe that you can accomplish anything you set your heart and mind to, and this is a wonderful way to keep track of growth, progress or sometimes even a change in direction. If you've never tried it you really should, the results can be simply miraculous. I keep a Little book of Little Dreams too, trying to capture those fleeting moments of inspiration and pay attention to those little details or changes that can sometimes make all the difference.
Just as drinking plain water out of a beautiful glass can really elevate the experience, I think that beautiful writing instruments and notebooks can make any simple note taking a little more inspired.
I love these bright picks from Kate's Paperie. I'd take one of these
little notebooks in every colour!