Instant Happy Journal by Karen Salmansohn
I love journals! I love happy things! I love the cover of this journal! I just love this!!! Ok, now that I've gotten control of myself, I'll explain why I love this so much.
This colorful diary inspires journalers to apply happiness guru Karen Salmansohn's Instant Happy principles to their everyday lives, with 365 prompts to encourage a year of gratitude.
On the heels of Karen Salmansohn's wildly popular gift book Instant Happy comes this happiness journal, with daily prompts to help you think about and apply happiness wisdom to your own life. Each page features a specific intention, inspiring quote, surprising scientific fact, or thought-provoking question to ponder.
When you approach your day with Salmansohn's “happiness prompters” in mind, you amp up your ability to notice (and create!) many more joyous moments in your day. But that's just half of what it takes to live a supremely happy life.
This journal teaches the top two habits of happy people: to naturally set their intention to enjoy a happy day, then end the day reflecting on what made them happy. When you end your day writing about what went right, you further strengthen your happiness mindset. With fill-in dates so that you can write and reflect at your own pace, this little journal features a graphic design and fresh attitude perfect for today's modern happiness-seeker.
If you read the beginning of this post (which I'm assuming you did or you wouldn't be at this part), you already know how I feel about this journal. I am so excited that I was given the opportunity to review it! I absolutely love journals so you can probably just imagine how excited I was when this was delivered to my house!
This Journal isn't just a blank, write whatever you did that day type of journal. It has little prompts at the beginning of every page encouraging you to focus on happy things. Such a wonderful idea! Especially in the “post all of your troubles and drama on social media” days we live in! Sometimes people just need a boost of positivity and this journal helps you find the good in each day and situation! I love it!
I decided to give this copy to my daughter and I'm planning on buying one for my niece and one for myself. If you like keeping a journal, or you know someone who does, then I definitely recommend picking up a copy of this journal.
There are so many prompts that I loved but here are two that I thought I'd share:
“Love yourself for who you are now. Believe in who you have the power to become.”
“Be a kind person. Yes, even to jerks. Let them be jerks. You be a kind person.”
*Note: I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.
Carrie Kurtz is a full-time mom and wife who can’t help but make time to explore new worlds in between carpooling and laundry loads. She’s trying to encourage a similar obsession with reading in her two children, and she’s grateful her husband supports her habit. She can be found at Carrie K’s Book Reviews.