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!

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).

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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.

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