If you’ve been following Eight Pepperberries for awhile now, you know that each month I release 10 new journal prompts to help guide you with your journaling (you can read them all here). When I first started exploring the concept of journaling, my thought was that it needed to be a “dear diary” type of process, detailing the days events.
As I further investigated I realized journaling can be so much more than that, you simply have to take the time to think outside the box. Keeping a journal can take on many forms.
Think about journals in new ways:
- Gratitude journal
- Stress journal
- Ideas journal
- Every day journal
- To-do journal
- Art journal
- Dream journal
- List journal
- Travel journal
A journal is a safe place, its purpose being to provide on outlet. Taking time to reflect is a caring gesture to yourself. It can also serve as a place to record memories to pass down from generation to generation – you can do these through recipe journals, life story journals, etc.
Which brings me to why we are here today. I’ve found 12 very different journals that all serve a different purpose. Looking to focus on one specific area? There’s a journal to help you with that!
Productivity Journal || Keep distractions at bay with this simple focused Pomodoro style work system. Rate your productivity at the end of each day and stay on top of your weekly goals.
Bump For Joy Pregnancy Journal || Arranged by trimester – and full of thoughtful prompts, checklists, photo pockets and bits of wise advice – this journal helps you prepare for your new arrival and create a unique keepsake of your pregnancy.
Wanderlust Travel Journal || Ignite your inner wanderer with this inspiring coffee table journal, filled with stunning photography, travel motivation and outside-the-box writing prompts that invite you to record your travel memoirs.
Happiness Journal || Celebrate the good times with spaces to fill in daily thoughts – focus on positive thinking and happy memories each day.
Bucket List Journal || Bungee jumping in New Zealand? Island hopping in Greece? Chart and list your must-do’s and hoped-for’s – filled with prompts and inspiration for a comprehensive catalogue of dreams and wishes.
Our Life Story Journal || A perfect place to record the important details of your life together. Makes a great wedding or anniversary gift!
What I Love Journal || Sweet and personal, this book spells out exactly what you love about a special someone. Complete each page’s fill-in-the-blank responses and simple prompts with racy disclosures or heartfelt sentiments, and you have the perfect personalized keepsake.
My Life Story Journal || Inspire parents and grandparents to create a lasting family keepsake that will be treasured for generations. Beginning with “The Early Years,” this uniquely designed journal is organized in nine sections, each containing thought-provoking prompts to spark a colorful personal memoir that captures the memories of first dates, lifelong friendships, meaningful stories, and pearls of wisdom gathered along the way.
Readers Journal || Filled with watercolor portraits of literature’s most beloved female characters, this beautiful journal by artist Samantha Hahn lets readers record what they’ve read, reflect on their favorite passages, and remember important moments in the story.
Blank Writing Journal || A ruled journal in black. Features 160 ruled pages of 100GSM paper, dual-bound binding, polymer hardcover, pencil holster and includes Blackwing 602 pencil. Perfect for writing down you thoughts or starting that novel of yours.
Family Cookbook Journal || From grandma’s lasagna to mom’s bundt cake, every family has recipes that transport them back to the kitchen in an instant. Pass these special moments on to future generations with My Family Cookbook, a completely customizable recipe book. With blank pages for conversion tables, photo galleries and space for family members to review each successful recipe (or flop!).
52 Lists For Happiness Journal || Become inspired to seek out your deeply personal bliss with this list-based journal, which provides an immediate mood boost with its charming aesthetics alone. Created by social media influencer Moorea Seal, and based upon happiness research and her own philosophy, this volume encourages introspection as a journey to joy.
Which journal are you going to try out next?
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