Easy Diaries/ Fill-in-Journals

Darling, I know it isn’t fair to talk about something scrumptious that you can’t have but the truth is the truth – February is bleak and Keel’s Simple Diary (volumes 1 and 2) will help. They are hard to find but if you get one, joy abounding. They are the bees’ knees. Some people look at a blank page and think “how exciting” – some people look at a blank page and think “how daunting.”

What a perfect idea to come up with a diary that is all set up for you – each page (examples below) have fill-in-the-blanks, doodle, charts to fill in, multiple-choice, plus space to write about whatever is going on in your life.

Another excellent choice is Meera Lee Patelhttps://www.meeralee.com/

She’s got 3 journals, all of which are filled with splashes of color, great quotes and writing prompts

  • Create Your Own Calm: A Journal for Quieting Anxiety
  • Start Where You Are
  • Made Out of Stars

She also did Daily Zen Doodles: 365 Tangle Creations for Inspiration, Relaxation and Joy if you want to color your way into peace, bliss, calm and tranquility.

There’s many of these types (some religion-based) but these two are my favorite as they are rather like advent calendars, you look forward to seeing what the idea of the day is. And anything that gets you writing/ thinking/ planning/ analyzing is perfect for February, the time of reflection and waiting.

And for Heaven’s sake – buy a fun pen with a bright color of ink – peacock blue or raspberry pink!

Bad Attitude Journals (the necessary twin of Gratitude Journals)

Meera Lee Patel:


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