Journaling is a habit we’d all love to incorporate into life, but it can be difficult to keep up with, which is why we love guided journals! Guided journals are books filled with prompts you fill out yourself, so instead of sitting down to write all about your day or week, you simply fill out the daily or weekly pages according to what’s going on in your life. It makes journaling so easy and fun, so we’re definitely fans of these journals around here. Whether you’d like to write daily or weekly, there’s something for everyone in this list of our favorites.
If daily journaling seems like a lot, this weekly journal might just be what you’re looking for. Each week, you’ll turn to a new prompt for a list reflecting on life and your personality. One week, it might be a list of songs that describe your current season, and another, all the things or people you treasure. Once the year is over, you’ll have 52 lists to look back and reflect on.
Then again, if you do want to start writing daily but it feels a little daunting, the Five Minute Journal is for you. With three quick prompts to fill out in the morning and two at night, it helps you reflect on the good in your life and how to add even more joy. It truly takes only five minutes!
For the more creative type (or someone who wants to become more creative), try out Wreck This Journal. It’s a cross between a journal, sketchbook, and notebook that encourages the user to destroy it with different activities such as painting with coffee or poking holes in the page. You can spend as much time as you want to fill out every page and make a mess while doing it.
This one is another quick one each day like the Five Minute Journal, but instead of reflecting on your day, you answer a question in a few sentences or less. Once you finish the whole year, you start over, answering all the same questions again in a new year. Repeat for five years and you’ll fill the book and be able to look back on how you’ve changed over the course of the last five years and how your days were different from year-to-year.
Start Where You Are is filled with exercises and prompts to promote self discovery and reflection. Scattered with beautiful hand lettering and inspiring quotes throughout, by the time you finish this journal you’ll have a collection of your own deep thoughts that you can save and reflect back on for years to come.
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