Journaling Resources You Will Love

Since I’ve had such great feedback from my recent post journaling prompts for self-reflection and self-discovery, I thought I would follow up with fifteen journaling resources. Journaling lets you express yourself and your feelings, it allows you to look back on the past and see how far you’ve come and how much you’ve grown.

The first place to start is with your journal. I understand that writing doesn’t come as easy to some as it does for others. If this is the case for you then not to worry, there are tons of journaling resources and guides out there to choose from. Below I’ve selected a mixture of different types of journals, some where you simply write one line a day, perfect for beginners! Others are designed for certain areas of your life, such as reducing worry with the ‘No Worries Guide’ or to express gratitude with the ‘Daily Gratitude Journal’.

One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book

This journal is perfect for beginners. I bought ‘One Line a Day’ when I wanted to try journaling as part of my self-care routine. The idea being, you write down one sentence a day, every day. Rather than writing a full page like other journals. It’s much more manageable and less time consuming, like I said, it’s perfect for beginners.

Start Where You Are

An interactive journal which has been designed to help you nurture your creativity, mindfulness, and self-motivation. Created by Meera Lee Patel to help you navigate your way through daily life with a few simple reminders. I love the bright images and inspirational quotes in this journal, its incredibly eye catching.

No Worries, Guided Journal

Do you worry a lot? I sure do! This journal is so simple yet incredible. Using the template in the book, you write down what is on your mind and what is worrying you. Then you answer yes or no whether you can do something to resolve your trouble. Once your worry is resolved you tear off the “worry corner”.

Bullet Grid Journal

The watercolour bullet grid journal comes in lots of pretty designs and colour schemes with different quotes on the cover. I’ve not yet tried a bullet grid journal but when I do these bright and colourful journals look like a great starting place! Check out Boho Berry blog for bullet journaling inspiration!

5 Minute Daily Gratitude Journal

Practising gratitude everyday will allow you to count your blessings, not your problems. This five minute daily gratitude journal includes prompts for you to write about the things you are grateful for in as little as five minutes. Practising gratitude everyday will help you find happiness from within.

Journaling Resources: Books

There are tons of great books available which will provide you with writing prompts and journaling ideas. Here are just a few of my favourites!

Let it Out by Katie Dalebout

Katie Dalebout is a blogger, speaker, and podcast host. In her book ‘Let it Out’ she shares journaling exercises that can change your life. Packed with tools and insights to help you find your purpose, to help you heal and to help you create the life you desire.

The 52 Lists Project by Moorea Seal

Perfect for list lovers! The idea behind ‘The 52 lists Projects’ by Moorea Seal is to create 52 lists, one for every week of the year, to help you discover your creativity, joy and beauty.  This journal includes list prompts and challenges to help you take action.

52 Lists for Happiness by Moorea Seal

Moorea Seal inspires new journal readers to fulfil their lives through the power of lists. Following the 52 Lists Project, Moorea has created an inspiring book for list lovers. This beautifully designed journal will help you to discover the key to your own unique happiness and bring more joy and balance into your life.


Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

I love Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, I found her words to be so inspiring that I even wrote a post which included eight powerful messages from Big Magic. Even though this book isn’t about journaling, I believe that the messages from this book will act as brilliant quotes to add to your journal!

Year of Cozy by Adrianna Adarme

Like her blog, A Cozy Kitchen, Adrianna Adarme has created a beautiful book full of advice for simplifying and living a more thoughtful life. This book is a great little resource for you and your journal as it is organised by months and categories such as “live”, “Do” and “Make”. Each inspiring activities, recipes and projects throughout the year.

Journaling Resources: Blogs and Printables

Another great and FREE way to pick up some resources for you and your journal is through blog posts and the incredible free pintable’s some bloggers provide. There are so many inspiring bloggers out there who provide journaling prompts, but as I could be here all day listing them out, I’ve selected a few of my favourites.

60 Journal Prompts by In Spaces Between

Rachel MacDonald has created a selection of amazing free goodies, of which include “60 Journal Prompts”, designed to “inspire radical self-exploration”. If you ever stare blankly at a your journal then prompts are a great place to start, let these questions be your guide. I encourage you to check out Rachel’s blog for inspiration and life/ business guidance.

Bullet Journaling 101 by Boho Berry

I absolutely love Boho Berry, it was one of the first blogs I read before deciding to create Those Positive Thoughts. Kara is an inspiration in the bullet journal community and provides in depth bullet journaling posts whether you are a beginner or not. I’ve linked to her bullet journaling 101 post to get you started!

20 Thought Provoking Journal Prompts by Elanalyn

Here, Elanalyn focuses on thought provoking prompts for you and your journal. These prompts are intended to “encourage you to think about your life, identity, and perspectives in new ways”.

50 Lists To Make When Life Feels Overwhelming by Sarah Steckler

Sarah Steckler has made a creative list of 50 lists to make when you feel overwhelmed. I think this is such as good idea, personally I can get overwhelmed quite easily when I realise how much I want and have to get done. Making lists can be a the perfect way to calm our minds, this is especially great for those who love making lists, like me!

Journaling prompts for self reflection and self discovery  by Those Positive Thoughts

How can I not include a journaling prompt by yours truly! I had great feedback on this post which includes journaling prompts, questions and motivating quotes for those days when you need an extra bit of inspiration.

Which journaling resources do you love? Can you recommend any books or blogs for journaling?

Laura x

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  • Marietta DeGrant

    OMG! These resources are the best. Thank you for such a post. They are my favourite kind of blog posts. I love to journal

  • Indya | TheSmallAdventurer

    What a great list of resources! I really love all the different journals that each have their own theme, but I particularly like the One Line A Day one! I think that would be an awesome thing to look back on when you’re older. I just might have to treat myself to a copy!

    • Those Positive Thoughts
      > Indya | TheSmallAdventurer

      Thank you, I’m so happy you like them! The ‘One Line a Day’ journal comes in loads of different styles so have a little look around and see which one you like the most 🙂 Like I mentioned in the post, the ‘One Line a Day’ was the first journal I bought, I think it’s perfect if you’re new to journaling. Thanks for commenting 🙂 x

  • Jessica

    Hi! Great post of resources. I created this two year daily guided journal last year based on personal practice. For every day of the year you write a little bit about the day, list what you’re grateful for, capture your happiest moment and answer a different self-discovery question. When you’ve completed an entire year, you get to do it all over again, seeing what you did last year and how you’ve grown. Here is the link:

    I’ve found that this practice helps us to see that even though every day may not be good, there is good in every day! I designed it to be started any time of the year. Even if I didn’t create it, I would highly recommend it. Please check i tout and let me know what you think. If it interests you, let me know and I can send you a copy.

    • Those Positive Thoughts
      > Jessica

      Hi Jessica, thank you I’m glad you like them! Oh wow the journal you’ve created looks brilliant, I love journals like this! I’ll send you direct message x

  • Kerry May

    Excellent resources list, thank you for sharing. I love journaling, such great self care xx