Do you have any special processes or rituals that you perform when you move out of one notebook and into a new one?
I usually get pretty antsy when I’m closing in on the end of a book. I’ll count the pages and think about how long it might be until I finish it. If it’s near the end of the year or some other significant date, I may try to specifically time the move from one to the next to coincide with that event. This may require either an extended session of stream-of-consciousness style writing to fill up the final pages, or on other occasions, I’ve used the last few pages to paste in various mementos like ticket stubs, photos, etc.
Do you know what new notebook you are going to move into? Sometimes I do not. There have been times when I’ve used the same style journal over and over, and other times I like to change things up with size, or paper type.
Sometimes when moving in/out of a new book, I’ll either draw, or add meaningful mantras or prayers to the beginning/end papers of the book because it helps me to be more connected to my process.