If you have a journal/notebook, you can make your entries more productive with a simple plan of what you want your journal to record. Self-improvement blogger Allen Galbraith has come up with a good list of ten general journal topics – think of these as outlines for thoughts you can develop more fully.
Journals are meant to be somewhat free-flowing, but I find that I work better (and more creatively) with just a little bit of structure. This is a good list of ideas, but do you see anything missing? Thoughts in the comments.