|Manufacturer||Intelligent Change Inc.|
|Brand||Intelligent Change Inc.|
|Item Weight||8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||8.3 x 5.3 x 1 inches|
|Item model number||1.25|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||1.25|
The Five Minute Journal: A Happier You in 5 Minutes a Day | Original Creator of The Five Minute Journal - Simple Daily Guided Format - Increase Gratitude & Happiness, Life Planner, Gratitude List
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- THE SIMPLEST WAY TO START YOUR DAY HAPPY - Using the science of positive psychology to improve happiness,
- The Five Minute Journal focuses your attention on the good in your life. Improve your mental well-being and feel better every day.
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The tools to positively change your life
The Five-Minute Journal is the simplest thing you can do to start and end your day happier. It helps you focus on the positive and become more mindful. Discover how you can make the most of each day in just five minutes.
Scientific studies show the importance of Gratitude
The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Davis conducted a multi-year study on the practice of gratitude. Here are their findings on the benefits of practicing gratitude:
- Higher levels of positive emotion
- More joy, optimism, and happiness
- Feeling less lonely and isolated
- Acting with more generosity and compassion
- Stronger immune systems
Take and Use The Five-Minute Journal Anywhere
The Bedside Table
The Five-Minute Journal is great to use right away when waking up and at the end of the day before bed.
Take The Five-Minute Journal with you when you are working or studying to help you stay grateful and reflect on what matters.
The Five-Minute Journal is an absolute essential when traveling, be sure to bring it with to reflect on all the wonderful memories you'll make.
This journal is the perfect coffee-date, bring it with to a cafe and learn to love spending reflective time on your own.
Sturdy, Dependable Hard Cover
The hardcover of this journal helps protect the valuable pages inside. It also provides a sturdy surface to write on, making it even easier to use this journal anywhere.
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The Five-Minute Journal
The Five-Minute Journal provides daily guided gratitude exercises and is the perfect tool to hone your ability to focus on the good in life. This journal is designed to get you to elevate yourself, be happier, improve relationships, and shift your mind to state of optimism.
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The Five-Minute Journal for Kids
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About Intelligent Change
Our purpose is to guide you toward becoming a happier, more productive, and wiser version of yourself. We aim to assist you on a continuous journey of learning that leads to a new you. We live in a world that is rapidly changing and it’s important to change with it at an equal momentum.
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If you follow the instructions on this journal (don't skip the preface) you will start to change your way of thinking. Along with changing my eating habits and trying to appreciate the little things my life has been less stressful and I see myself being more positive. My resolution/goal this year was to cut out toxic people and toxic things and be more positive. This journal is one of the tools helping me achieve that. Thank you!
If you're like me- this is the perfect answer! It truly takes 5 minutes to fill out the section and it is difficult to find an excuse NOT to do it each day.
After giving up for years, I was prompted by the book "The Miracle Morning" by Hal Elrod (a great book!) to take up journaling/scribing and found this wonderful journal.
A few things I love about this journal:
1) The through explanation of the science behind the carefully chosen daily prompts
2) The excellent quotes at the top of each day- they are carefully selected and truly motivational
3) The way it is clearly divided into a morning and an evening section
4) The beautiful cover- it feels like linen/cloth and it looks high quality and expensive
The best thing about this journal is that if you follow it the way it is intended- filling it out upon waking and before going to bed everyday- it will re-center you and provide balance and positivity to your life.
*The morning prompts are:
I am grateful for:
1) 2) 3)
What would make today great:
1) 2) 3)
Daily affirmations. I am...
*The evening prompts are:
3 amazing things that happened today:
1) 2) 3)
How could I have made today better?
Note: I like ending on a more positive note than focusing on what I didn't do well enough (even though that last question is phrased as positivity as possible), so I am considering adding my own question at the very bottom that says "What am I looking forward to tomorrow?"
BOTTOM LINE: I genuinely look forward to writing in this journal twice a day. This is a journal I really see myself completing for the entire year, for the first time in my life. This is great for people like me who have difficulties sticking to something, who would like a stepping stone to a more traditional journal, or who just want to focus on the positives in life and are looking for a tool to assist in becoming an all-around more emotionally balanced individual.
- It includes an introductory section that explains the brain science behind this habit, including an exercise to make a personal commitment and think of preemptive strategies to keep you on track (plan for success!);
- It covers multiple disciplines beyond just acknowledging gratitude: also encourages affirmations, daily goal visioning (which rewires the brain to focus on positive things), and random challenges for the sorts of things that seem simple but that we never seem to get around to doing. All bite-sized and very manageable to write every day;
- You write both a.m. and p.m. - in the morning, focusing on things that you are grateful for, and in the evening, things that happened on that specific day to celebrate. Makes gratitude more tangible/real. Also the p.m. section has a section for what could have made the day even better, which plants a seed in your mind for the next day or future.
- the hardcover is nice and the paper quality also, so it feels luxurious to write. I recommend using a nice pen. :-)
- it REALLY does only take 5 minutes, if that!
Top international reviews
After having used the book regularly for around 3 months I can really see a shift in my perspective on the world. I feel a lot more grateful for the little things and generally more optimistic about life.
While the book feels high-quality, it lost a star due to the price.
I think it's fair to pay the full price the first time around, but it's just too expensive to warrant buying more. The value you get from the book far outweighs the cost, but... my logical brain still thinks it's expensive for a book where all the pages are 90% the same...
Maybe a discount for repeat buyers...
It changed my perspective on what's truly important. Every single morning when I wake up, I reflect and note down how lucky I am, simply to be alive! To be able to see, hear, walk, talk and express my feeling to the ones who surround me or are a phone call away. When you put things into perspective, you realize that all those pressing deadlines at work, small family misunderstandings and the fact that you cannot afford that new shiny BMW are simply first world problems.
I started calling my parents on a daily basis, simply to tell them that I love them, and remind them how grateful I am for the way they raised me. I became that inspirational and supportive manager I always wanted to have. Lastly but not least important, I started valuing every minute spent with my wife and the cute things we do for each other.
I love this journal so much, that I bought a copy for all my family members and all my direct reports. Before handing it to them, I played the youtube video that explains how this journal works, just to get them pumped up and remind them how beautiful this life is, if we remove the noise and focuse on the positive things.
I agree with the people who say that this book is a bit overpriced for a regular journal, however the value you get from the book far outweighs the cost! It's a psychological masterpiece and the creators should be rewarded for making this world a better place to live in.
The pages are thin but sturdy enough to withstand a fully loaded highlighter with no bleed through and minimal ghosting. A ballpoint is likely the best to use for the journal part.
Guestimating there's around 6 months of pages here.
Starts with simple, brief how to use pages and the science behind the prompts/layout. It's a page a day deal.
Now, I'm not someone who has trouble writing; I already keep morning pages, a thanks & highlights doc for each month and I'll even scribble on scrap paper and be brutally honest when I've got something to work through. AND after reading Art Before Breakfast, I'll be changing the way i journal in 2020 - already in training. But I want everything to be more or less in one place, so...
I got this after seeing Mel Robbins' talk show pilot on her YouTube then signing up for her newsletter then considering her 5 second journal, only i did the smart thing and went over to Amazon US to check out the plentiful reviews there, decided against getting it (her's only lasts 2 months apparently) but stumbled onto this instead.
Intrigued, did a little more digging and found this on the marketplace here for £18.99 from the creators, Intelligent Change, themselves (bizarrely listed as used-like new only it really is new and I almost missed it bc i don't rly buy pre-owned books).
Anyways, if you have trouble finding it on this Amazon, I'd recommend buying from Amazon.com for a fair price even with shipping to the UK. Or just waiting for this Amazon to get it back in stock.
Do I recommend? I'll say a tentative YES for now, since I only just got it, but will add updates every month or so.
Tbh, I'm likely to see this one through and carry over anything that works from this into a journal/sketchbook of choice (like my fave dotted Rhodia notebooks readily available here on Amazon).
Excited to begin tomorrow - and it only takes 5 minutes...
★ONE MONTH UPDATE★
One month update: I don't think this is for me, it feels futile but probably because realize now I'm not the target audience, who must be those who don't journal at all or find it challenging.
Me, I've been writing/journaling ever since I can remember and for a while now, have been doing the gratitude thing and even the highlights of the day thing and it's challenging for me to imagine how anyone can live without journaling!
Even the daily affirmation thing; my life has been so messed up that I need and have written an entire script - I call it a positive self talk (PST) script, a list of affirmations by me, for me and it's working wonders.
So yeah, stopping this now. I *am taking away the last question of the day, only I've changed it to 'from now on I choose to' which feels more proactive and less tinged with regret.
Conclusion: It's more for ppl who don't already journal at all or in this way, so if that's you, maybe give it a shot bc judging by reviews on both US & UK Amazons, it does wonders for some.
Mine, am going to cut the pages I've written on out and give it to a charity shop bc it's still usable for 5 more months, so someone still might get value from it.
Think 2 journals a year.
As someone who is Type A and wants to journal but keeps forgetting, this is a great visual prompt and it's short enough that I don't want to avoid it when I go to sleep.
I put mine on the night stand and do it first thing and last thing, and I find it's great for reflection, especially me getting clarity over how I can improve on each day.
Best journal I have had so far.
Beautiful quotes and structure inside it. Can also make a perfect birthday present.
I would definitely recommend it.
It is such a perfect way to start a new useful habit and be happier.
It really does only take 5 minutes a day and is a high quality journal.