A question we receive A LOT is "which journal is best for me?”, or ‘I currently feel like this [insert feelings here], which journal would be the best?”
I LOVE helping you pick the best journal for you and making sure you have the perfect journaling experience. So I thought I would put together a Journal Guide so to make the decision a lot easier.
Firstly, a lot of people get confused between the journals and planners. So I am going to clear that up! Journals are reflective and more focused on the past or what has happened during the day. Planners are future-focused and written before the day has happened. Journals are better for exploring feelings and dealing with emotions. Whilst planners are better for organisation and to-do lists.
If you are looking for a journal that helps a specific area of concern, please see the image and table below to see the best journal for you:
|Journal/Planner||Areas of concern/feelings||Description|
|Wellbeing Journal||Has a little bit of everything||The Wellbeing Journal is the best journal if you want a mix of everything or are new to journaling. The aim of the Wellbeing Journal is to improve mental wellbeing. There are mindfulness activities, Cognitive-Behavioural exercises, self-esteem worksheets and daily practices of positive affirmations, gratitude and self-care. The journal includes lots of space for writing and drawing too. See the Wellbeing Journal here.|
|Anxiety Journal||Anxiety, stress, worry||The Anxiety Journal does what it says, it focuses on your anxiety. It uses cognitive-behavioural exercises to challenge your anxious thoughts and think about more positive and helpful alternatives. There is also lots of space to vent your thoughts and worries plus mindfulness activities. See the Anxiety Journal here.|
|Overthinking Journal||Anxiety, stress, worry||The Overthinking Journal is very similar to the Anxiety Journal because Overthinking and Anxiety go hand-in-hand. The Overthinking Journal has a mixture of challenging your thoughts, practicing mindfulness and distracting your mind. There is lots of space in this journal to explore your overthinking and spill all your thoughts onto the page. See the Overthinking Journal here.|
|Self-Love Journal||Self-esteem, confidence||The Self-Love Journal aims at making you become your biggest fan. Self-love is so important and this journal focuses on boosting your self-esteem and confidence by using cognitive-behavioural exercises, positive affirmations and lots of exercises to improve your self-perception. See the Self-Love Journal here.|
|Uplifting Journal||Depression, low mood||The Uplifting Journal focuses on positivity and mood. If you are feeling particularly low or depressed, this journal might be the most beneficial. It includes cognitive-behavioural worksheets, mindfulness and daily entries focusing on affirmations, achievements and more. See the Uplifting Journal here.|
|Happiness Journal||Positivity, gratitude, happiness||The Happiness Journal is based on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. It deep dives into different aspects of your life to reflect on areas to improve and find joy.
It will also make you reflect on who you are as a person and what makes you happy. See the Happiness Journal here.
|Romanticise Your Life Journal||Positivity, gratitude, happiness||The Romanticise Your Life Journal will help you appreciate your day-to-day life and find happiness in even the smallest moments. The aim of the journal is to find more joy and elevate your everyday. See the Romanticise Your Life Journal here.|
|Health Journal||Physical health, mind + body||The Health Journal focuses on your physical and mental health together. The Health Journal can be used to lose weight, however, it’s not specific to that. It can be used to gain weight, eat healthier or just have a better relationship with your mind and body. It has space for recipe ideas, water and mood trackers, meal planning and exercising planning, plus lots more. See the Health Journal here.|
|Weekly Planner||Organisation, planning||The Weekly Planner aims to help you organise your life. You have an opportunity to not only better plan your week, but also reflect on what went well and what could be improved. See the Weekly Planner here.|
|Daily Life Planner||Organisation, productivity, planning, scheduling||The Daily Life Planner aims to organise every aspect of your life. This planner manages your daily duties, helps you achieve your goals and gives you a chance to reflect on your feelings and achievements. It helps you organise your weeks and schedule your days. See the Daily Life Planner here.|
|Yearly Life Planner||Organisation, productivity, planning, scheduling||Similar to the Daily Life Planner, the Yearly Planner organises every aspect of your life but is split into months instead of weeks. You can organise the month ahead and schedule/plan your week. See the Yearly Life Planner here.|
|Manifestation Planner||goal-setting, manifestation, happiness||The Manifestation Planner is for those of you who have big goals or dreams. This planner harnesses the power of the Law of Attraction and lets you manifest everything you want in life. Inside the planner is space to manifest your goals, relationships and dream house. Using lots of space to script and plan out your actions. It’s perfect for those who have huge ambitions or things they want to attract in their life. See the Manifestation Planner here.|
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