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This Question A Day Journal Is A Perfect Dose Of Self-Care

Journaling as easy as 1-2-3.

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This lovely journal is basically the best thing ever. And Amazon reviewers agree with me —it has a whopping 1,358 (and growing) reviews and an average rating of 4.7/5. COLOR ME IMPRESSED.

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Very promising review: "As a therapist who often encourages clients to journal, I figured I needed to start practicing what I preach. However, I am pretty bad at coming up with places to start. This little book is perfectly-sized for a nightstand or an overnight bag for traveling. The questions are thought-provoking but simple enough to answer in a sentence or two. I love the way it is designed, so that you can use the same book year after year and can start whenever. I can't wait for the year to loop around so I can see how my answers will change." —pprbckwrtr

The premise is stupidly simple — you answer one question each day for five years (and in my case, laugh/cringe at your previous answers along the way).

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Some questions are more thoughtful ("What is your mission?") while others are a little silly ("What word did you overuse today?"), but either way it only takes at most a minute out of your day. Because life is busy and we have shit to do, but we can all afford ONE DAMN MINUTE to reflect.

I originally bought this journal back in 2013, and though it's still mostly blank (heh), it's ACTUALLY REALLY FREAKING GREAT now that I've officially picked it up again.

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For six months now I've kept it up (a record, sad to some but impressive to me), and I show no signs of stopping!!!


Long story short: I initially bought this journal as something to help me with depression, some sort of routine and reflection in the midst of never-ending ~mental breakdowns~.

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My depression obviously hasn't gone away, but I think I'm at a slightly better place these days where I see the value in this journal that I originally didn't.

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I still forget some days, so I'll write down answers for a few days in one go, but the journal is a constant no matter how low I get. And best of all, it's almost impossible for anxiety-ridden me to stress out over answering one quick question. A miracle, some (who know me too well) might say.

🚨 Cheesy alert 🚨 It's not about LIFE-ALTERING experiences either. If there's anything I've learned from this, it's that there's beauty in noting small changes and growth.

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Like a few months before graduating college, I had no clue I would ever end up in NYC. Or that I'd even had a job anytime soon, lol. But HERE I AM, FOLKS.