An Idea A Day

Mariam Naeem
5 min readJun 27, 2021
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Writing daily tends to pose the issue of daily inspiration. Are you inspired on a daily basis? Or do you tend to wait for a day where you write clusters of ideas to try and churn out one by one, day by day?

I find myself the type to be far too busy to have daily ideas. When I do get them however, I make a note of them and try to think up additional ideas in order to store away for future use. It’s like trying to hold water in cupped hands if you’re unable to jot down an idea. Once it’s gone it gone. Here’s a list of ways I make notes or remember ideas.

1: Ye Olde Notepad And Pen

This is always the most trusted method isn’t it? Carrying around a handy little notepad and pen, ready to take down fresh ideas where possible. The downside, a heavy bag all the time because I never have just ONE notepad in there, there’s usually two or three. Same goes for pens. Spares in case one stops working. The upside, you get to buy pretty notepads and pens ALL the time!

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2: The Notes App In My Phone

Now I have an Iphone 7. I’ve yet to upgrade because she is slowly failing me. I only replace things when they finally give up on me. My preferred method if I do not have a pen and paper handy is to use the Notes App in my phone. You can take down a voice note or type it up but whatever the method you choose…voila! A note of your idea is there, ready and waiting for you to utilise when you see fit!

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3: Laptop

Another trusted favourite. The good thing about Google Docs for me is that I can create a document of ideas without the use of the internet. So if I find myself in a place without any internet connection, I don’t panic so much. Usually, the laptop goes hand in hand with a notepad and pen, and even though I have that available, it’s faster to type up ideas and notes rather than handwriting only to type them up at a later date. Now, the one I currently use is the Acer Spin 5. I haven’t made the…

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