Thank you to the author, publisher and Love Books Tours for the copy of this journal in return for my honest opinion.
Here’s the blurb: The creators of the Best Ever You Network and Your Life Sparkles have teamed up to bring you this inspiring 52 week journal. You’ll become your bravest, boldest you as you write about your life, values, habits and more in this year-long journal. You are the coffee in the cup of life. What are you brewing? Create your own best blend. Using our Six Principles, you will take a look at different aspects of your life. Be real with yourself, enjoy the process and keep going on the journey towards becoming your Best Ever You! When you purchase a journal, you are invited to join our exclusive Facebook Group, with free guided weekly assistance direct from Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino and Kris Fuller.
Here’s my review: There are so many things I love about this journal. Can we pause to admire the cover for a moment? The colour blue is associated with peace, calmness, tranquility and integrity, amongst others. Add this to the doodles and idea of making some time just for you over a brew – I can’t imagine a better cover.
Speaking of time, so many journals promise to help you but only if you use them daily. I find this daunting, then guilt-inducing when I can’t keep up (I swear I can feel some old and relatively empty self help journals judging me here). Knowing that this is a once a week commitment over a full year feels less pressured and more inviting to me.
The journal focuses on one of the six principles at a time, offering the opportunity to reflect on how you are feelings, possible positive or negative factors, then a specific question to focus on. Signing an agreement with yourself to commit when you begin, combined with 52 boxes to tick off as you complete each prompt, gave me a sense of motivation and achievement. As a coach, I’m drawn to this accountable, reflective approach. I’m going to continue using it and feedback on my Instagram feed @jrw1904 at the end of each principle.
Ideal for those who’d like to journal but don’t want a huge time commitment. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to dunk my biscuits…