Category: Journal

Making Your Own Coloring Diary you want to create your own coloring diary, rather than purchasing one, this is quite easy. You will be able to find many different templates for creating diary pages that you can use and then you can add in the kinds of pages you would like to use as your coloring or puzzle pages, or anything else you choose and then print them out.

You will need to bind or save the papers you use in making your diary. This can be as simple as filing them in a wallet or punching the pages and inserting them in a lever arch file or similar. Another easy way to display them as well as keep them together, is to punch two holes through the papers and tie them together with ribbon or a leather lace.

Simply storing the papers in a wallet risks losing them or getting them out of order, while punching and inserting them in a file or tying them with ribbon or a lace may damage your pages. Looking through a diary made this way and turning the pages can damage the punched holes and eventually tear them open, although you can get strengtheners to protect them.

Simple Binding

Another way of making your own book is to bind the pages using comb binding or spiral binding but in these cases, you will need access to the appropriate machine and comb or ring binders. These are fun and useful machines and can be used for lots of different projects, including recipe books, children’s drawings and school projects.

Stitching A Book

You could create your own book by stitching it, which is a lot of fun and follows professional book binding practice if you have the time and inclination. You could either use blank pages and fill them in afterwards, or you could create your pages first and then form them into a book. I have done this both ways. My granddaughter wanted a scrapbook using special pages she had purchased. We printed these out, then used an awl to make small holes and then a needle and thread to sew the pages together to make a unique scrapbook for her. She then added her own embellishments to her book. I have also created blank books for other granddaughters to draw in and fill as they pleased. This made something much more interesting for them to work in and also made something they felt like keeping, as opposed to individual pages that get lost or damaged, or stuck on a wall, then removed late at night and binned!

Making a Cover

Of course, with a wallet or a file, you have a ready made cover that protects the pages. You can also get special covers for comb bound and spiral bound books to protect them. If you stitch your own book, you will need a cover to protect it. With the scrapbook I made, I printed one of the pages onto stiff card and used that as a cover but one kind of cover you could make for a personal coloring diary is from leather. This would make your diary very special and would keep the contents protected.

Custom Journals For Entrepreneurs

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Customised Notebooks And Journals

Have you ever wanted a personalised notebook for yourself? Maybe one with graphics or boxes or writing sections that suited you? Perhaps you wanted one with detailed, zentangle-type colouring pages or with patterns or affirmations or possibly puzzles?

Maybe you want a custom journalĀ  or custom workbook that you could use with your clients? Maybe give them something to keep records of how they are progressing or something to keep them on track after finishing a session? Perhaps you are a team leader and want a team book that your teamies can all do at the same time and feel part of a large group, even if they cannot meet in person? This doesn’t have to be a business book. You may want something fun with colouring or puzzles or something that suits a particular area or region.

Grumble Journal

You may even want a journal that clients keep secret. Well, that is, at least from their nearest family or colleagues. Those are usually the ones who cause others stress, even if they don’t mean to. Your client can record the thoughts that are causing them stress in the journal, to keep as a record to discuss with you. Then they do not need to say their thoughts out loud to those causing them difficulty. You can even keep a grumble journal on a personal basis and destroy it – burn or shred when full – to write out your annoyance and get rid of it.


How To Create A Custom Workbook

You may have wondered how to create a workbook that fits with your particular consultancy or management training or whether there might be a suitable journal available online that you could direct them to. And then you’ve found you didn’t have the time or knowledge to create something suitable because you were too busy with consultancy or training? You may also have found that nothing already available on line suited your business or needs. Of course, it’s always possible to ask your clients to keep notes on their learning in a lined schoolbook or reporter’s spiral notebook but that doesn’t look very professional and it’s also unlikely to motivate your clients to keep up with the work or to progress their learning after finishing a series of sessions.

Here are a few of the workbooks and journals that has available on Amazon that can be used for teams or clients you may be working with. The ones below are shown on Amazon USA but all these books are also available on Amazon UK. They are also available on all the other Amazon country pages, though you may need to search by the actual title. Just for the avoidance of doubt, these books are all written in English, no matter which Amazon site you obtain them from! They could, however, be customised (see below).

It might seem that customer service is all one subject, but what if you work with clients who work with dogs or cats or other small animals? Your customer service training course will be totally different from training provided for volunteers working with the homeless or those with debt problems or auto engineers working with truck drivers. For instance, you might want a customer service workbook, if that is what you are working on with clients.

On the other hand, you may be training your clients in time management or decluttering or personal development, or how to set their own business strategy or aims and objectives or how to manage money? Each of these needs a different workbook or journal for clients to record their ideas, understanding and how they practise the tips and strategies you provide.

Of course, it’s always possible to help your clients customise their own journals and this may be perfectly feasible for some types of consultancy or training. You can help your clients build and bind their own journal with their own kinds of material with handmade designs and including prompts, magazine pictures, quotes and even poetry, recipes or stories that keep them on track. This is often a good practice for drawing, keeping poetry or keeping recipes, for instance, especially if these are printed off from online or cut from magazines. There are also many templates on line that can help with this. You can also find suitable blank notebooks in speciality stationery stores.

But what do you do if you need a customised workbook or journal that your clients can pick up and use immediately? One that contains the kinds of strategies, tips and hints that suit the training or consultancy you are providing? You have three options if you want to work with

(A) You can describe a workbook or journal that would suit your consultancy or training course and have us design and create it. This could contain your own logo, text and contact details, plus of course the workbook items you want, whether affirmations, writing pages, calendar, weekly to do lists, puzzles and colouring pages, etc. Once you are satisfied, we will then provide a PDF that will be unique to you and your business. You can then send this PDF to a printer of your choice who will print and send you the number of books you choose. This is the more expensive of the two options, as you pay for the design and the printing up front. It is, however, the most suitable option for established consultancies and training organisations, who run a number of similar sessions or courses and know what they want for their clients.

(B) You can describe a workbook or journal that would suit your consultancy or training course and have us design and create a generic version that can be offered on a site such as or, etc. This would not contain your logo or contact details, as the book would be available for anyone to buy online. You would then direct your clients to buy this book online, in order to gain the best advantage from the consultancy or training they are undertaking. There is no upfront cost for you with this option. You get a book online that suits your type of consultancy or training and you recommend that your clients buy this, as part of their work in this area. There are areas with blank spaces in this type of book (such as on the back cover) where you can place a sticker to remind your clients of your name, address and logo. In this case, you might wish to buy a number of these books ahead of a course or consultancy assignment and place your sticker before passing them out to clients. With this option, either your clients purchase the book or you buy only the number of books you need with no minimum order or upfront art costs.

(C) Similar to option (B), you can have one of our current book offerings translated into a language of your choice. If we incur any costs in translating, these would be for your account, otherwise, you can help us translate the book at no upfront cost. We can also customize our books to offer US or UK spelling at no extra cost.

Business Books And Coloring

Coloring can be helpful with work as well as relaxation. The need to concentrate on coloring particular areas in the way you want will occupy your hands and the left side of your brain, freeing up the right side of your brain to create new patterns and come up with fresh ideas. So any time you need to find a new way to do something or need a brand, spanking new idea, try coloring in a complex picture or using your blending skills on a simpler picture. You will be surprised as to what ideas pop into your head and thoughts that can be put into action. Of course, it’s important to record all those ideas and there are several coloring journals available to keep notes on these, even while you are relaxing with coloring. You can also color in a weekly planner, where you note down all your appointments or your to do list.