Why you should buy a mindfulness diary for 2018

Why you should buy a mindfulness diary for 2018

A new year is a time for new beginnings, but also a time for positive thinking and self care. I’m going to use a mindfulness diary for 2018, which is something I never thought I’d say. I used to think these things were all airy fairy forced joy nonsense, but after getting a Happiness Planner I’ve realised there’s actually a lot of benefits to this style of journal.

So what is a mindfulness diary exactly? Well, it depends which one you go for, but essentially it’s a journal that encourages you to not only plan what you’re doing, but why you’re doing it and how it makes you feel. Some are more diary-like, while others are solely for reflection.

Twenty-Something City happiness planner

I think by writing things out. Making lists helps manage my anxiety and keep up with my busy schedule. Seriously, I have a list for everything, blog posts included!

I had scoped out a couple of mindfulness diaries but the Happiness Planner is by far the most comprehensive I’ve come across and best suited to my needs. I have space for my daily to-do list, meal plan, exercise schedule and appointments. It’s a Type A personality’s dream.

‘How is that different from a usual diary?’ I hear you ask. Well, the thing with my Happiness Planner, and other mindfulness diaries, is that instead of just listing the days of the year, there’s space to reflect on what you’ve done each day, week or month.

Twenty-Something City inside Happiness Planner

I’m terrible for focusing so much on my goals for the future that I don’t take time to think about all the things I achieve day-to-day. But as my main goal for 2018 is to focus more on the now, I’m excited to use my new diary to appreciate all my attainments, no matter how small.

Having things to look forward to is so important. Using a diary with both weekly and daily pages will remind me how much I have going on, and what’s on the horizon.

I have three diaries this year- one is for work, which is a small day-by-day planner for all my meetings etc to pop in my handbag. Another is so I can keep an overview of upcoming blog posts, and when I’m creating content for them. But my Happiness Planner is just for me.

Blogger Twenty-Something City Be Your Best Self Journal

I’ve scoured the web to find some of the best mindfulness diaries for 2018. Whether your goal is to improve your fitness, climb the career ladder, or take more time to reflect on yourself, I highly recommend treating yourself to a planner of some kind.

Just think – come January 2019 you’ll be able to look back at all you’ve achieved over the previous 12 months!

 

Find your perfect mindfulness diary

The Wellbeing Journal
Six-Minute Diary
Fitness Planner
Be Your Best Self Journal
Happiness Planner
The Wellbeing Journal
Six-Minute Diary
Fitness Planner
Be Your Best Self Journal
Happiness Planner
The Wellbeing Journal
Six-Minute Diary
Fitness Planner
Be Your Best Self Journal
Happiness Planner

6 Comments

  1. January 5, 2018 / 7:06 pm

    Definitely good to have a diary, whatever form it is! I’ve got the One line a day Journal for 5 years so I get to see how my days change throughout the years and I love that documentation of development

    • twentysomethinglifeandstyle
      January 5, 2018 / 8:30 pm

      A line a day sounds like a great idea! I’ll have to look into it 🙂

  2. January 5, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    I’d never heard of a mindfulness planner before now but they sound like such a great idea. I’m quite a stressy person so I’d imagine it’d do me a lot of good ~ Bec https://girlofnow.blog

    • twentysomethinglifeandstyle
      January 5, 2018 / 8:31 pm

      I hadn’t heard of them before either but I love it! I was searching for so long to find a diary that covers everything I need

  3. January 6, 2018 / 9:00 pm

    A diary is always good to keep on track of day to day life, but a Mindfulness one is great for mental health and tracking habits and progress. I have considered getting one in the past but the process of filling it out would be too tedious, but I still adore the idea of them!

    Adell
    http://www.adellbaker.com

    • twentysomethinglifeandstyle
      January 7, 2018 / 7:02 pm

      Sometimes it can be a bit time-consuming, but it’s a great way to start thinking about the week ahead for sure!

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