Are you aware that the moment you actively decide you want to live a more fulfilled life, you’re already half way to making it happen? You hold the tools; you simply need to harness them to make it happen – and it’s a skill which can be learned. That’s the reason that a wellbeing and positivity journal can be so powerful: they focus the mind and help pave the way to success.
I’m so convinced of the positive impact journaling can have on emotional wellbeing that I’d love to offer a free bundle of printables to help get your child started. The bundle comprises a small selection of what’s included in our 200 page kids journal:
Scroll down for more on our kids journal.
When you’re ready to take responsibility for your own wellbeing, you gain the control to change your life for the better. Challenging negative behaviours, regularly practicing gratitude, and reframing your perspective will enable you to embrace positivity.
A journal is pivotal to this process as it provides space to work through your own obstacles, and a written record to track your progress.
With all this in mind I created our kids wellbeing journal, followed by our psychologist-endorsed adult’s version, My Positivity Project:
Creating a Unique Wellbeing and Positivity Journal
As somebody who suffers with anxiety, I wanted to create a product that would genuinely support people in the way I’ve needed myself – and still need today. Because the fact is that for most of us, wellbeing and positivity are not destinations; they’re an ongoing challenge.
That’s why my adult’s wellness journal is called My Positivity Project; because that’s exactly what it is.
My Positivity Project Wellbeing Journal
But, I wanted to create something special. As well as encouraging you to record your thoughts and feelings in written form, it was vital for My Positivity Project to inspire:
It had to be functional, yet also beautiful, high quality, and novel; it had to excite you the first time you opened it, and hold your interest so you look forward to returning to it regularly.
I thought carefully about what elements would achieve these goals for me personally, and I painstakingly incorporated them all into My Positivity Project.
The Psychology of Journaling
Journaling is a form of self-care; it provides an opportunity for self-reflection, enabling you to track your feelings and recognise triggers. In turn you’re better able to understand your own needs, and adapt and adjust your mindset towards positivity.
Journaling will also help to identify areas of your life where you may be struggling in some way, or allowing fear or negativity to hold you back.
Over time, as you become more self-aware, you can begin to challenge these self-sabotaging behaviours with compassion, in a practical way.
One of the ways this process is encouraged in My Positivity Project is using personal affirmations, which these advocacy cards are designed to help you create.
My Positivity Project
The adult’s journal I’ve created incorporates and builds upon all of the above concepts.
For example, listing your own strengths can be quite difficult for many people; My Positivity Project enlists the help of trusted loved ones using Advocacy Cards. These cards are designed to be handed out, and then returned to you once completed, to enable you to compile affirmations which are unique and personal, and based upon others’ positive perceptions of you.
A hybrid between a book and a happiness journal, My Positivity Project contains a series of sections touching on topics including friends, family, home, goals, and more.
This positivity and wellbeing journal also includes beautiful, calming images of nature, inspirational quotes, adult colouring pages, and four small gifts to make you smile.
My First Happy Journal
The gratitude and wellbeing journal for kids is designed to be gender neutral and engaging.
It includes gratitude lists, colouring pages, and dot to dots. There are sections related to family, friends, school, home, and nature.
The layout encourages an appraisal of thoughts and feelings about the various areas of life, followed by time to work through a series of different gratitude lists, before reevaluating those same areas again. The idea behind this format is to record and show positive development from the beginning of the journal to the end.
Both wellbeing and positivity journals have been carefully designed with the user in mind, to encourage ongoing use and improved mental health and emotional wellbeing, as well as a shift towards a more positive attitude.