Do One Thing Every Day That Makes You Happy: a journal by Robie Rogge and Dian G. Smith
Published August 8th, 2017 by Clarkson Potter.
Each day presents an opportunity to find delight, whether in your surroundings, your work, your relationships, your insights, or your actions. This journal will guide you to look inside and outside yourself to discover and appreciate what makes you happiest.
With prompts and exercises, the wise words of writers, musicians, philosophers, and leaders will help you reflect on what fills you with joy. You’ll measure your happiness at the outset and along the way; after a year’s worth of delight, your smile will be bigger than ever. (Goodreads)
If you’re anything like me the year is an ebb and flow. I tend to be happiest as most people are when they are doing things that make them happy. In my case that’s binge watching an awesome show on Netflix, sleeping in, reading a good book until the wee hours of the morning, or heading to the beach for a full day splashing in the water and soaking up the sun. However, during the school year I never have time to do the aforementioned things because I am too busy cutting construction paper to prepare a craft or texting parents that last minute reminder. I try to squeeze happiness into my every day but this little journal makes it so easy! It’s super compact in size so you can take it with you on the go, but if you have a lot to say or have a larger penmanship you might do better off looking at other options.
What I love about this journal are the motivational quotes and the bright colors of both the cover and the pages inside. There’s different fonts and ways to view and spend time thinking about happiness. This little journal is perfect for that quick 5 minute fill-in-the-blank sort of happiness. It reminds you to find happiness in everything you do. If you can make it a habit of writing in the journal every single day you can look back and read through your day in a snapshot when you need an extra boost of joy. So pick it up and write a few things down while you’re sipping your morning coffee or reflect on the day right before you go to bed. And since there’s a convenient space to write the date every day you do not have to use this journal in a linear fashion. It’s yours, use it in whatever order works best for you.
I was provided this copy from Blogging for Books in exchange for my review.