*I received one Golden Journal for the purpose of this review. As always all opinions are my own*
At my last psychologist appointment we talked about ways to help boost the way that I feel about myself. Anxiety has been kicking my butt pretty hard over the last couple of months and something had to give. We came up with two ideas.
The first idea is a ‘Ta-da list’. A ta-da list is like a to-do list but the difference is that you write down the things that you have achieved. If you are anything like me, the feeling of being able to tick lots of stuff off your list is pretty awesome. The idea is to give me a sense of accomplishment as I tend to focus on the things I haven’t done, rather than all of the things that I have actually done. It’s also why we have developed a wellness plan.
The second idea is writing down positive things about myself. My goal is to write 5 things every day. It is really hard and I hate it. My psychologist said that she initially wanted to give me the goal of 10 things but she was worried that I would tell her to bugger off and not do it. I tend to get overwhelmed easily at the moment.
So with those two goals in mind, clearly I needed a new notebook. I’ve talked quite a few times about my love of stationary and notebooks. So when Emily, the mastermind behind Golden Journals got in touch with me, I jumped at the chance. A childhood favourite story and a notebook all rolled into one. What’s not to love!?
Emily started Golden Journals as a creative outlet, a way to share her passion for books with the world. Each journal is created from an upcycled Little Golden Book joined together with a notebook. The story is woven through the pages of the notebook, so you get to enjoy the complete beauty of the classic Little Golden Book.
I was really surprised at the size of the notebook. Along with the pages of the story woven through the lined pages, there are pockets for you to store things in. The journal is bound with a sturdy large ring bind, helping to keep the pages together and your journal in great condition. There are also more specialised journals available such as a wedding planner or a daily planner.
With over 2000 books currently in her collection, Emily makes the assurance that if she doesn’t have a title in her vast collection, she can source it for you. So if you have a favourite book from your child, make sure to get in contact to see if Emily can help you.
Did you read Little Golden Books as a child?
What story would you choose for a Golden Journal?
Linking up with Jess for IBOT!