Diary ideas will help make your college life much more enjoyable! So the next semester is upon us and we can’t believe that we are nearly at the end of the final month of the summer! Autumn sees the start of a new season and if you’re about to start university, then you’ll probably be pondering on how you can start getting motivated for another year of hard work. When we think of diaries we tend to think about the blank ones with all the months and dates in, when actually there are so many creative ideas for diaries out there to make planning a lot more fun and colorful! Here are 15 of the best diary ideas that have us feeling ready for next semester!
1. Month by Color Diary
Creating your own diary might sound like a daunting idea if you don’t feel the creative willpower to do it and you might feel like ‘what’s the point if I can just buy one’. That’s fair enough, but if you really want to make a homemade diary that’s more personalized then this one is an easy and creative idea that’ll have you wanting to bust open the pack of felt tip pens. This one is month by color where you decorate the first two pages with a colored theme, the creative possibilities are endless! It’ll make your plans for the next semester that more fun to note down. This is one of our favorite diary ideas!
2. Art Diary
If you love art and cannot wait to express your creative ideas, then this diary idea is a perfect option for you which will give you an excuse to get your pencil case and art pallets out! Not all diaries have to contain words and if you are a visual learner then you might want to consider buying a diary or scrapbook that’s completely blank to help you start another creative year as the new semester begins.
3. Netflix Diary
Subscribing to Netflix is a student must if you are film buff or love binge watching on the latest TV series to hit the screens. What better way than to plan your nights by deciding which seasons of shows to watch and what episodes you need to catch up on as soon as they are uploaded! Now you can create your own TV guide in diary form so you and your friends can make the most of the nights you choose to stay in and cuddle up and gossip about the latest shows! This is one of the diary ideas we love!
4. Habit Tracker Diary
Not all diaries are comprised of words, which is why this one is a great one if you love to track your progress. Planning and tracking your progress helps maintain a steady view of how you are going about your daily life and the goals that you’re trying to reach. When you set goals at the start of a new month, you’re one step closer to achieving them with this creative habit tracker diary to help you get off to the right start next semester!
5. Places To See Diary
We’ve all thought about it. All of the places we want to visit in our lives and while you’re not doing any work or planning our your work, you might want to make a list in your spare time of where you want to go and how you’re going to get there. This one’s bound to get you motivated to achieve your goals.
6. Healthy Thoughts Diary
As all of us diary lovers know, the notes section in the back of the diary is always left unkept and blank. A creative way to get around this is to glue on some note stickers or sticky notes and as a way of reflecting on the last few months and what you want to change. This is a healthy way to go about things to get your mind off dwelling on the past and get you thinking about the positive changes you’ll be wanting to make toward the future as a new semester begins. This is one of the best diary ideas!
7. Mood Tracker Diary
Another idea for a diary is to track how you feel so you can start planning on how to get past the bad weeks and identify what made it bad and what made other week’s good. This is a good way to stay motivated to reach your goals and allows you to get creative with it at the same time so that when you start uni this semester, you’ll be ready to take on some of the challenges thrown your way.
8. Year Tracker Diary
If you’re a one for reflecting on what the work that you’ve done, the things you have accomplished and the things that haven’t gone to plan then this is a fun thing to do at the end of the day whilst at uni. You can ultimately create your own a year in a color tracker and make your own color key to see how many bad days you are having compared to good days. If you’re having more good days than bad then you can put things into perspective that the good days are the ones that matter the most! This is a great solo activity to do during freshers before you start the new semester.
9. University Memories Diary
University is one of the most major times of your life! (no pun intended) The transition into university is different for everybody, but it’s a thing that’s always going to be remembered. What better way than to snap some good photos and create a university memories diary with a full collection of yearly photos so you can relive those good memories in the future when you look back on it.
10. Motivational Diary
We all need motivation every now and then and sometimes it can be hard to get it back when it’s lost. It’s something that happens to us all at university, but it’s important to note that negativity attracts negativity so the only way to get it back is to change your outlook on things. This motivation diary can be made full of your favorite quotes to help you remember that there are better days ahead!
11. Plan The Day Diary
If you’re a one who is more planned over spontaneous then this diary will help you organize your tasks efficiently so can effectively reach your daily goals. There’s nothing worse during the day with a ton of things to do without a plan to complete everything in one day, especially if you don’t have much time on your hands. Get that week and semester off to a great start by recreating this diary plan to make getting through those mundane chores and make them a little more fun!
12. Photographic Diary
If you’re looking to do something that’s a little different to the traditional diary formats out there, then you can create a photographic diary to mix things up a little! You can include photos of memories, your end goals or things you love to organize the text more and make it stand out. Making a diary that you are going to use throughout uni from the new semester should be something that you want to keep going back to and not forgotten about to help you keep on top of your plans!
13. Poetry Diary
If you’re a one for English and literature or just like the occasional quote from time to time, this poetic diary idea is great too and is an artistic use away from the traditional diary format. You can use strips of card for quotes and pictures and make your diary as visual as possible for whatever you want to use the diary for. You definitely want to use diary ideas like this!
14. Uni Key Diary
Next semester is bound to get busy after a relaxing summer and you tend to find that you can go from having no plans to having loads to do really quickly, which is why a diary is essential when the new semester begins. Creating a uni key diary dedicated to assignments, tasks, social meetings and chores can really help to get you focused on achieving the things you want and so that you don’t forget about those important deadlines. Diary ideas like this are great!
15. Quotes Diary
Here is a great diary idea if you are a sucker for quotes that motivate you and keep you positive through tough and challenging times. We all love a good quote now and then, so why not follow this idea and combine art and quotes together as a handbook while you’re at uni to help you get through the tough challenges and help boost your motivation levels throughout the year ahead of the new semester!
Thanks for reading and we hope you enjoyed our favorite diary ideas for the next semester. Let us know which ones have given you inspiration.
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