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5 Guided Journals to Give You Clarity


Article by Kate Baxendale

Photography by Stock Images + Provided

In our digital world, there's something oddly satisfying about putting pen to paper. But do you find yourself drawing a blank when you sit down to write? These guided journals will challenge you with thought-provoking prompts to get your pen flowing across the pages.

One Question a Day: A Five-Year Journal: A Personal Time Capsule of Questions and Answers

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"A simple guided journal that offers one question per day, to be answered on the same day for five years in a row. The questions range from the prosaic (“What did you have for lunch today?”) to the contemplative (“Can people really change?”), giving readers a comprehensive look back at their thoughts and feelings over a five-year span. For anybody who has ever given up journaling after being intimidated when facing a blank page, this book makes it easy to take a snapshot of your inner life in just a few minutes each day." –Amazon

I Am Here Now: A Creative Mindfulness Guide and Journal

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"Mindfulness is the simple and powerful practice of training your attention. It's simple in that it's just about paying attention to what's happening here and now, and powerful because it can keep you from getting lost in thoughts about the future or past, which often generate more stress on top of the real pressures of everyday life.
While learning to live in the moment, the joyful mindfulness exercises, meditations, coloring pages, and habit-breakers in this beautifully designed and illustrated book will challenge your powers of observation, investigation, and cultivation while bringing new awareness to your senses, thoughts, and emotions." –Google

A Year of Positive Thinking: Daily Inspiration, Wisdom, and Courage

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"Harness the power of positive thinking―daily inspiration, wisdom, and courage
Yes―you can change your life by changing your thoughts. In A Year of Positive Thinking, you’ll transform your mindset to create positive life changes―one thought, one day, and one year at a time.
Whether you’re new to journaling or you write regularly, this book empowers you with positive thinking through quick and digestible affirmations based on positive psychology, neuroscience, and personal development. Spanning one full year, these daily prompts guide you by helping you visualize and live your best life." –Amazon

Present, Not Perfect: A Journal for Slowing Down, Letting Go, and Loving Who You Are

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"A beautifully illustrated guided journal that helps women slow down and enjoy life rather than pushing for perfection.
Most women today are frantic, lost in an endless cycle of busyness caused by constant pressure to perform up to unrealistic expectations of perfection, many of which are self-imposed. This journal cuts to the heart of the problem by showing women how to reconnect with their inner selves through solitude, introspection, and contemplation of what's truly important to them as individuals and family members. Give yourself permission to be Present, Not Perfect." –Amazon

Good Days Start With Gratitude: A 52 Week Guide To Cultivate An Attitude Of Gratitude: Gratitude Journal

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"Good Days Start With Gratitude is a 52 week guide to cultivate an attitude of gratitude! It is a self exploration journal designed to focus on being thankful for what we have, the big things in life, as well as the simple joys. Each well designed weekly spread contains an inspirational quote, space to write 3 things you are thankful for each day of the week, and a weekly checkpoint. If you start each day by writing down three things you are thankful for—a good cup of coffee, the smell of rain, starting a good book—you begin each day on the right note. Do it daily and make it a habit to focus on the blessings you have been given! Grab a copy for a friend and share the journey together!" –Amazon