My Daily Happiness Journal

Sunday, 27 March 2016


I stumbled upon this cute little journal when I was out shopping the other day and the single word "happiness" sparked an idea. Why not write down positive thoughts during my day to day life and look back on it in times where I need a bit of positivity. I know this is hardly an original idea, but for someone who loves to write out my thoughts and lists, it could be something that really helps on those bad days. And you all know how much I love starting a new journal!

I've been carrying it around with me and writing down any little thought that I might want to look back on later. Basically anything that made me smile that day or gave me a warm fuzzy feeling.The journal I got is such a perfect size too, so I can easily slip it into my bag and write something quickly if I need to.

I found that since I started this journal, I began trying to find positive things that I would normally ignore or just brush off. I'm someone who can find a silver lining in almost anything and it's a great mood enhancer when you need it. I love flicking through the pages I have already filled in and seeing what made me happy that day. It also helps in clearing my mind, as all journals are great for, and I know I'm not going to forget anything.


Grab a journal and start writing down happy thoughts that come to you, no matter how small. 
I'm gonna make it a personal goal to fill my journal as fast as I can, and write in it everyday.

 It's so important to take the time to slow down and appreciate the little joys in life, especially when it all gets a bit hectic. Never forget the things that make you smile!

 Ideas for happy thoughts to write down: 

Quotes you find
Something funny that happened
A nice dream you had
Highlights from your day
Compliments 
Good deeds
Relaxing moments
New things you have tried and loved
Goals achieved
Something that made you feel confident
Do something you're scared of and write about your experience
Exciting news
What do you think of this idea? Let me know in the comments!
Steph x.






38 comments :

  1. This is such a nice idea! I've used scrapbooks in a similar way in the past - filled them with happy memories and small things I enjoy, and looked back on them when I need a boost. Something you can carry with you is a great idea, though.

    Nina - www.wordsbynina.com

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    1. Thank you! That sounds like such a great idea! I love doing a bit of scrap-booking. I will definitely try that soon : )
      Steph x.

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  2. Love this idea!

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! It's keeping me pretty positive so far : )
      Steph x.

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  3. This is a lovely idea and great to keep note of all the good times in your life! Lovely post, I will definitely be doing something like this :)

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! So glad you liked it : ) Let me know if you do!
      Steph x.

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  4. Love this idea and the journal is so so cute! This is a lovely post, definitely makes me want to try it too!

    Emma | emmaraeburnx.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thank you Emma! It's working well so far, I love flicking back through it at night time.
      Steph x.

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  5. I completely agree that it is so important to slow down and simply take in the world around you. Time passes so quickly and it's easy to find yourself getting wrapped up in little annoyances, instead of losing yourself in the things that make you happy! This is a really sweet idea and I hope you find lots of happiness from doing it :-)

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    1. Yes! It helps you focus on the positives instead of the negative, which always helps my mentality big time. Thank you for writing such a lovely comment : )
      Steph x.

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  6. This is such a great idea if we want to spread happiness around us! Nice thought. xx

    http://www.marsyajauzi.blogspot.my/

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    1. Exactly! If we make ourselves happy and positive then it's contagious for those around us too : )
      Steph x.

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  7. This is such a good idea! I may have to try it! Thank you for sharing X

    Thrifty vintage fashion

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    1. So glad you think so! I'm loving it so far : ) Let me know if you try it!
      Steph x.

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  8. Such a lovely idea!! I might try this, with all the other ideas I need to start soon!! Great post gorgeous!

    Sian | The Tattooed Princess

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    1. Thanks so much! Haha I'm always starting new projects, but I love it. Glad you enjoyed it!
      Steph x.

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  9. This is such a great idea! As a person who loves writing in journals, I love it! And the journal you picked looks perfect for this! I need to try doing something like this too :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Yay fellow journal lover! Thanks so much, it was just chance that I stumbled upon it and got the idea. Loving your blog lately!
      Steph x.

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  10. I absolutely love this idea! :) Definitely want to start doing something like that too. Starting a new journal really is the best thing, the one you bought is so cute x

    Sara / AboutLittleThiings

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    1. Thanks so much, Sara! It's a really lovely thing to do throughout the day, I'm loving it! Starting a journal is the best, isn't it? Thanks! It only cost me $2 : ) Might go stock up on a few more.
      Steph x.

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  11. Quel merveilleuse idée ! Je possède déjà un carnet de note et de dessin mais j'avoue que réunir le tout et y étaler mes pensées , mes découvertes, rêves... Je vais m'en procurer un ;) Histoire de faire le vide dans tête et dans quelques années je relirai ce carnet en compagnie de mes sœurs histoire de ce remémorer du bon temps ! Je vais m'y mettre de ce pas ;)

    Sarah xx
    Have a nice day

    http://elixirsauvage.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! I love having a journal like that where you can just writing random thoughts in. It's great being able to read it all back. Thank you for your comment : )
      Steph x.

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  12. I think this is an amazing idea. I love writing in journals, making lists and jotting down random quotes so this would be perfect. It's a great think to look back on when you're feeling down. xx

    113-things-to-say.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too : ) I have so many journals around my room, it's a bit ridiculous! Glad you love it too. Yes! Such a great bad day remedy. Thanks Mira!
      Steph x.

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  13. I've been meaning to do this for a while. I actually already have a blank journal. It's time to start!

    aroseisinbloom.blogspot.com

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    1. Go for it! I find writing to be such great therapy : ) Hope you like it!
      Steph x.

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  14. Nice post, thoughts and book. It screams happiness and radiates positivity.

    JULIE || cuteiinstgram.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thank you, Julie! That's exactly what I want : ) So glad you liked it.
      Steph x.

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  15. This is such an awesome idea, I definitely want to give it a go! Time to find a notebook! :) xxx

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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    1. That's awesome! I'm really glad you think so : ) Let me know how you get on!
      Steph x.

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  16. This is such a lovely idea, I love the sparkly notebook too! :)

    Emily / The Mini Mermaid

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    1. Thanks, Emily! Haha I do love a bit of glitter : )
      Steph x.

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  17. Great post! I love writing in my journal, it helps me so much, especially with stress and anxiety!

    Please take a look at my blog as i have written about ways to cope, including writing in a diary!

    www.lottiethings.com

    - Charlotte

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    1. Me too! It's such great therapy for those anxious days.
      Will do : )
      Steph x.

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  18. I've been a journal hoarder lately and I must try this. I might as well suggest this to my friends. :)

    Augustin Ra | Indie Spirit

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    1. Thanks so much! I hope they like it too. It's such a great way to use up blank journals :)
      Steph x.

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  19. This is an awesome idea! I've been wanting to do something like this as a way but didn't know what to call it or what kind of things to put in it because it reminded me a bit of the bullet journal but it wasn't exactly going to be an agenda to me. This is great and definitely gives me some guidance into starting my happiness journal! :)

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! Let me know how your happiness journal goes, I'd love to know how you do yours : )
      Steph x.

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