Today I wanted to share one of the Christmas presents I received from Ian: this beautiful journal.
A five-year journal may sound a little overwhelming to some but I had been wanting to do something like this for a while so put this item on my Christmas wish list to start in the new year. I absolutely love looking back on my blog and see what I was doing 2 or 3 years ago but I know that I do not have the time or discipline to keep a proper diary so this book was ideal for me.
Rather than needing to write pages each day, there are 365 short questions to prompt you; some are quite short and matter-of-fact whilst others are more thought provoking and philosophical. There is also no set date in the book so you can start at any time, making this a nice gift.
I love the contents of this journal but I think it is beautiful too. The brown parcel paper cover gives it a vintage feel and the decorative script and gold-edged pages make it look lovely sat on my bedside table.
I have been writing in this every evening and the answers are so short that it never feels daunting or like a chore and it really makes you reflect on your day – the highs and lows.
Surprisingly, this journal is rather compact which will make it ideal for travelling with too.
I cannot wait to use this for years to come and see what changes life brings!
Do you keep a journal or diary? x