Earlier this year I shared a round-up of the ten (!) dot grid notebooks I’ve tried over the last year or two to help you choose the right one for you. Now I’m back with another bumper stationery post, this time highlighting the stunning journals I’ve bought/received this year. They make great Christmas gifts, as everyone likes to take a moment to reflect at this time of the year, record their precious memories and plan ahead. Bonus: most of these are undated, so they make great gifts at any time of the year.
Fearne Cotton’s Happy Journal
I received this one for Christmas last year and I loved filling it out from the start of the year. It’s a beautiful journal with daily prompts, giving you the opportunity to reflect and plan.
Teen Breathe Special: List Journal
I’m a long-time fan of Breathe and Teen Breathe Magazines and love their special issues. The Teen Breathe List Journal* is like a ready-made bullet journal, minus the weekly spreads. See also: the Breathe Nature Journal.
One Line a Day
I’ve been using my One Line a Day diary since the day Jenson was born, using it to record a memory a day up until his fifth birthday. I’m looking forward to sharing this with him when he’s older.
My Life in Color
If you don’t like the demands of daily journaling but want the space to reflect as and when, My Life in Color* is ideal – and fucking stunning! By far the best looking of the bunch, it’s a keepsake for your past, present and future, encouraging you to note your goals, memories and treasures.
Your Brightest Life
I’m a sucker for a stunning guided journal and Your Brightest Life* stands out due to its key objectives. Subtitled ‘A creative guide to becoming your best self’, it is an enlightening and empowering journal, helping you to understand who you are, what you want and how to get it.
Focused Fox Goal Notebook
I think this is the product which has helped me the most this year. After narrowing my 2018 goals down into one primary goal, I worked away at it (managing my time better/getting all of the shit done without risking my sanity) for a few weeks and learned a lot about myself. This goal notebook* helped me to not only meet my initial goal but also to celebrate small wins, take things one step at a time and to reflect more regularly. Such a useful tool.
Breathe Journal 52-Week Planner
I’ve already mentioned a couple of other Breathe Journals but I want to mention the planner* separately as it’s my current blog planner. I’ve been using it for a month or two already and will be taking it into the new year with me as I love the format. There’s space for goals, reflection, scheduling, tracking and more – so much in one planner!
Picture Me Journal
This is the perfect journal for people who want to bullet journal but feel they don’t have the creativity or time to create their own spreads. As well as trackers for books, films and mood, etc, there are also monthly spreads.
Kindness Every Day Journal
This is a bit like the One Line a Day but with more space. Perfect for recording daily memories or practicing daily gratitude.
Hex and Ginger 2019 diary
And then there’s the traditional diary* but with a bit more oomph. This beaut allows you to plan for the week ahead but also set goals and reflect. A great combo.
Have you just added any to your Christmas list?
*I was sent a copy for review purposes earlier this year
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