365 Days of Inspiration, Gratitude, and Joy
I’m more than a little obsessed with cute journals (even though I can’t write in them for longer than a week for the life of me). When I saw this pretty little thing on Blogging for Books, I couldn’t resist. It’s so small and happy looking, how could I go wrong?
The nicest part of this journal is that it has prompts. Many journals lay abandoned on my bookshelves, victims of writer’s block. Some days are just not interesting enough to write about! Then you start to feel guilty about not journaling, then you keep procrastinating, then you look at the journal and it’s been too long since you wrote in it and you have to give up. The prompts help you get something on paper, even when you’re not feeling inspired.
The Instant Happy Journal has 365 pages for journaling, but they’re NOT PRE-DATED. You get to write in the date yourself. Which means, if you miss journaling on March 3rd, you don’t have to wait until March 3rd of the following year to finish that page- just pick it up where you left off.
The graphics on the journal pages are fun without being overwhelming. I can see myself running out of room for writing on a few of the pages, but most of them look big enough. There are many interesting prompts- “Make a prediction in this journal about something you believe is about to happen. Fold over the corner of the page so you can be reminded to check later whether it came true!” “What made you feel afraid today? What can you say to yourself to increase your moxie and bravura?” “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
This is a great little journal for people who just need a reminder to reflect a bit during the day. It’s not too much work and is SO adorable. It wouldn’t be a good place to write down what happened during the day, because the prompts are very specific. However, it is a great tool for reflection and gratitude.