How to stay positive throughout 2017 – inspiration from Ups and Downs: A Journal for Good and Not-So-Good Days

Ups & Downs Journal

2016 was a tough year and 2017 is set to be full of it’s own challenges: with New Years Resolutions feeling like a distant memory, we are all in need of a little guidance for how to stay positive. The Ups and Downs Journal is the perfect place to let go of the bad and focus on the good.

Ups and Downs Journal

Give it a go today; jot down your answers to the following questions and feel your worries ebb out onto the page.

First the downs:

This rained on my parade: _______________________________________________

I view this as a problem/challenge, because…__________________________

The Future looks: _________________________________________________________

Would I rather be elsewhere right now? yes/no

If yes, where and why? __________________________________________________

The most annoying person I talked to: ________________________________

The biggest disappointment of the day: _______________________________

Ups and Downs Journal
Now the Ups:

This was quite good: ____________________________________________________

This unfortunately less so:_______________________________________________ , but it doesn’t matter.

Did I reward myself? yes/no

If yes, how and for what?_______________________________________________

If no, why not? __________________________________________________________

This made me laugh: __________________________________________________

I enjoyed this: __________________________________________________________

This day was my friend because ______________________________________

My resolution for tomorrow: _________________________________________

Ups and Downs Journal

With space to record the day’s low points followed by the day’s highlights, this journal encourages you to acknowledge the bad, let it go and embrace the good!

Eat Pretty, Live Well.

Eat pretty

Join the healthy eating revolution, nourish yourself inside out with Jolene Hart’s Eat Pretty, Live Well Guided Journal. 

Have you tried changing your diet but found yourself lacking motivation, encouragement and the knowledge to keep going? Well Jolene Hart is back to help you stay on track with the Eat Pretty, Live Well: A Guided Journal for Nourishing Beauty, Inside and Out.  This  companion to the best-selling Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out will help you discover a new, healthier, happier self.

Here is a shopping list to get you started:

For Head-to-toe antiaging benefits.

  • Turmeric
  • Pomegranate
  • Green Tea
  • Raw Cacao
  • Cinnamon
  • Wild Salmon
  • Blueberries
  • Asparagus

For a Blemish-Free Complexion

  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Oysters
  • Lemon
  • Turmeric
  • Fermented Foods
  • Greens

For Bright Under-Eyes

  • Escarole
  • Celery
  • Watermelon
  • Greens
  • Beets
  • Grapes
  • Asparagus

Eat Pretty, Live Well

Pick-up the Eat Pretty, Live Well Journal for more body boosting tips, inspiration and motivation including lively and informative overviews, fill-in trackers and checklists, thought-provoking Q&As, goal-setting guidance, prompts for self-reflection, and repeating spreads for monitoring 40 days of living and eating well.

The new happy, healthier you starts HERE.

99 Things That Bring Me Joy.

99 things

This month Abrams brought us this beautiful journal to collect some of our favourite things in.

*Breaks out into My Favourite Things from The Sound of Music*

And of course, we couldn’t wait to give it ago ourselves! Full of excitement we opened the beautiful foil embellished cover. squealed about the TWO ribbon markers, and got to work on our list of Favourite Books (predictable, we know).



But with prompts like The Most Useful Thing You Own, Someone Who Makes You Laugh and A Piece of Wisdom Someone Gave You this little journal has us reflecting on the subtle little things that bring us joy. When completed this journal will be a physical reminder of life’s distinct little pleasures.



Grab your copy now! And let us know your favourite prompt using #99Joys.