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Do One Thing Every Day That Makes You Happy: A Journal Diary – August 8, 2017
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As a naturally gloomy and anxious person – one of my nicknames, and one I wear proudly, is Kelly Killjoy – a “happiness journal” seems like something I could really use in my life. I tend to only journal when things are going sideways, carrying merrily on my way when everything’s coming up roses (or Dave Kim, as it were), resulting in a record of my life that’s skewed heavily toward the negative. And that’s no fun, right?
DO ONE THING EVERY DAY THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY: A JOURNAL is a pretty swell idea. From its bright yellow cover, decked out in shiny silver and vibrant rainbow text, to its white and orange insides, DO ONE THING EVERY DAY THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY more or less oozes unicorns and birthday cake and that one REM song. Each page features a happy quote or graphic, along with a writing prompt inspired by said quote. There’s a space to pencil in the date for each exercise and, with the exception of the New Year’s themed ones, you can pretty much pace yourself how you want: work through each page in chronological order; skip around to your heart’s content; or only write when you feel inspired (though skipping days kind of negates the “do one thing every day” part, don’t you think?).
The prompts run the gamut; here are just a few to give you a taste:
* Where scratching felt sweetest day.
* A pleasure of mine that no one can understand.
* My life would seem longer without.
* Why I laughed at myself today.
* A luxury I don’t need in order to be happy.
As much as I love the idea of this journal, as per usual with Clarkson Potter journals, the execution leaves something to be desired. The journal is very small – about 6″ x 4.5″ – making it somewhat difficult to write in. Additionally, many (but not all) of the quotes/graphics take up an inordinate amount of space on the page – usually somewhere around 2/3 to 4/5 of a page, leaving precious little room for your response! The lines are pretty small too, maybe college ruled at best.
I wish they’d go all out and make some oversized journals, preferably with nice, roomy lines – and lay-flat binding, too, while we’re dreaming! Until then, this one will do.
Killjoy, who me?
** Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Blogging for Books. **
From the moment I opened the package containing this book (which receiving a new book -or package- by mail is always happiness there in and of itself for me) and saw the bright yellow cover and the shiny, silvery lettering with the word “happy” in a colorful gradient, I couldn’t help but smile. And maybe it was just me, but it seemed that it was especially sunny at that time and the birds started singing my favorite tune—okay, perhaps I’m just exaggerating a little there. The color and pretty font on the journal alone did make me smile though.
I opened up the book and inside the font was a bright tangerine orange color and each page had a positive or happy thought on it, such as the one this particular blog today started with (the one I quoted was my favorite thought). Below each thought was an evaluation asking what makes you happy about something as in relation to that thought. For example, going with the aforementioned thought, “Today I made ____ happy by___.” (there is room to write in, but for space sake on here, I made the blanks short). And it’s not all about just making other happy, it’s about finding what makes you happy and enjoying the little pleasures in life. Some days the quotes are dropped all together and it is asking the reader to reflect on what are some of the songs/TV shows that make you happiest or circle some of the preprinted simple pleasures of life you enjoy such as the smell of fallen leaves or a warm, chewy chocolate chip cookie.
This journal is a great concept and a great way to work on increasing your happiness just by reflecting on what you enjoy and keeping that at the forefront of your day. What was really neat about the book was that at the beginning of your year journey, there is a meter that you can fill in on your happiness level at that particular date and there is the same type of meter at the end of the book (and hopefully after a year you would notice that more of the meter is filled in). This is a journal that you can do in any which order you want. At first, I was trying to figure out how the journal worked because I am so use to things like this requiring you to go in chronological order, but really, you can fill in the entries when you have those moments in your day; afterall, you can’t very well say how it felt to laugh that day at work if you have the day off from work. This is a great book for anyone wanting to just be happier or focus on the positives of their day.
WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group provided this book to me for free in exchange for this honest review as part of their Blogging for Books program.
If you are someone that enjoys filling in answers, learning about yourself more, and following daily journal prompts, than this is the book for you! I love the many pages of little things you can jot down about, filled with quotes and encouragement as well. This book will get you thinking and open up your mind to get to know yourself a little better. It's a fun little book that you can take with you on travel. It's small enough to fit in your bag or purse, and you can fill in one page a day or several at a time! It would make a great birthday gift or to give just to cheer someone up =)
*This review is made possible by the Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group via Blogging for Books, by providing me a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions my own.
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