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    Mar 30, 2020

    15 Creative Journals To Start In Your Spare Time

    Now that we're all at home, this is a great time to flex your handwriting, folks. Put that cursive you learned in third grade to use.

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    1. A classic blank journal for you to write away to your heart's content — it's a great way to keep yourself occupied while at home, not to mention the design is pleasing to the eye!

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    Promising review (for the cherry blossom journal): "I don't usually buy journals like this because I never end up writing in them, but this journal was 100% different. I love the lined pages. I love the texture of the cover. I love how easy it stays open once you start writing in it. I've just loved everything about it. I've had it for a little under a year, and it's already full!" —Anonymous

    Get them from Barnes & Noble: cherry blossom journal for $34.95. or the blue celestial journal for $12.99.

    2. A writing journal that'll give you over 600 little prompts that range from incredulous to witty so whenever you need a spark of inspiration, you can turn to this.

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    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $9.95.

    3. A Two Minute Mornings gratitude journal so even if staying home indefinitely is wearing you down, you'll have this to remind you of things to be thankful for.

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    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $15.72.

    4. A fun reading journal so you can always remember what you read and how you felt about it in your own way. You can even get creative with sections like "Ten Favorite Book Beginnings and Endings" and "Ten Books You'd Definitely Bring to a Desert Island."

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    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $12.95.

    5. A starry one-line-a-day journal for some self-therapy, especially in these trying times. Jot down your thoughts, clear your head, and have a little something to look back on when you're thinking of this quarantine situation five years from now.

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    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $16.95.

    6. A couple's journal so if you're stuck home with your S.O., both of you can get in on the journaling fun! This has one question a day for you both to answer and have new things to talk about.

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    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $13.49.

    7. A family recipe book for all those new dinners and desserts you're trying to make now that going out to eat isn't really an option. Whenever you or the fam makes something good, jot it down! This has room for 100 recipes.

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    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $11.95.

    8. A plant and gardening diary so you can document how your little plant babies grow throughout the weeks.

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    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $20. For a more budget-friendly option, get this weekly one for $7.99.

    9. A food and fitness journal for you to keep track of your meals and maintain your health.

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    Get it from Barnes and Noble for $7.95.

    10. A dream diary so now, whenever you have a weird or interesting dream that you don't want to forget, you'll have somewhere to put it down.

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    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $6.98.

    11. An art book that'll give you little things to draw to inspire your imagination whenever you feel stumped. Or you can go straight for a traditional sketchbook and dive right in.

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    Get them from Barnes & Noble: the art book for $9.95 and the sketchbook for $11.75

    12. A pretty pocket journal that'll be easy to carry on-the-go once things get back to normal — and it's easy to hide from nosy family too!

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    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $12.99.

    13. A bucket list book so you can make a list of all the things you want to do as soon as quarantine is over!

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    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $12.99.

    14. A bright and cheery bullet journal for quick notes, all your to-dos, numbers, ideas, and more. Make it even more fun by using colorful pens and color-coding different things!

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    Get them from Barnes & Noble: the bullet journal for $5.99 and the colorful gel pens for $10.99.

    15. A travel journal so you can list down all the places you want to go once this self-isolation thing is over.

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    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $14.99.

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