8 Books That Will Help You Keep A Journal (even if you are busy)

I’ve been writing about my passion for using a journal quite a bit recently.  I have even had a few people say that I have inspired them to start using a journal of their own, and that makes my heart so happy!

But what if you feel like you are way too busy to keep a journal? Or maybe you just don’t know where to start.

As a solution, I’ve made up a list of some great books for you to check out that might help give you a little help in finding the time to make using a journal part of your day.

Most of these would make good companions to your daily planning, and a lot of them have short and quick exercises that you can do. Many of them can even happen right in the book itself!  There are so many wonderful options out there, and if you are looking for a little inspiration, I’ve got you covered.

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START WHERE YOU ARE: A JOURNAL FOR SELF DISCOVERYbooks

This is one of my favorites. It is an interactive journal that contains beautiful images and hand lettering. It will help inspire you to become self-motivated and show your creative side a little love.

HOW TO BE HAPPY (OR AT LEAST LESS SAD) A CREATIVE WORKBOOK

booksThis book contains a series of prompts that can help readers see things in a different perspective.

THE HAPPY BOOK

booksThis is a book that can help show you how to practice happiness by using different prompts and activities. There are places to make lists, paste pictures and fill in the blanks.

WRECK THIS JOURNAL

booksThis book is fun because it challenges readers to make mistakes, be messy, and to destroy things. It is a fun and different way to get creative!

THE LIFE ORGANIZER: A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO A MINDFUL YEAR

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This book gives you a more in depth way to explore your needs and dreams by using daily prompts and strategies. It isn’t a fill in the blank type book, and helps you delve a bit deeper. It is a wonderful guidebook to use as a companion to your daily planning.

CREATIVE DOODLING & BEYOND: INSPIRING EXERCISES, PROMPTS, AND PROJECTS FOR TURNING SIMPLE DOODLES INTO BEAUTIFUL WORKS OF ART

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Maybe you don’t feel like writing – don’t forget that being creative is a fun way to add to your journal. This book will inspire you to get your creative juices flowing with its projects and prompts.

DOODLING FOR CAT PEOPLE

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Here is one just for doodling fun. This is an entertaining way to experiment with ways of drawing furry friends. Yes – they have a dog book too 🙂

MY BOOK ABOUT ME

booksThis is one that I loved as a kid and is a fun way to introduce kids into exploring the world of self-discovery and writing about themselves.

I hope at least one of these might be a fun tool to pair with or help you to start using a journal. Do you have any favorite books about journals? If so, I would love to hear about it in the comments.

xo, Melissa

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36 thoughts on “8 Books That Will Help You Keep A Journal (even if you are busy)

  1. Tabitha Blue

    Oh this list is so good!!! I needed this! I’m the one that’s hesitant to journal because of time and because I don’t want to mess up the pretty books I bought for it ?? This is great!

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  2. Jasmine A

    I love your list. I am going to check some out. I really like journaling. I was even thinking about researching and creating an ebook guided journal for my blog!

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  3. Kiley

    I am the WORST at remembering to write in my journal. Thank you for these books–I am hoping they will be very helpful in helping me write more.

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  4. Krysten

    I am terrible at remembering to journal. I think that a couple of these books would really help me because it will give me a task other than just writing. Thank you for the tips!

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  5. Vanessa

    Gah, I miss reading! I need to get back into it. I just had my second baby and chasing a 20 month all over the place. My days are crazy busy now. Thanks for sharing these suggestions. We’re all moms and we can make anything work!

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    1. Melissa | Disco Bumblebee Post author

      You definitely can make it work! I know how hard it can be to feel like life is crazy and hectic – you will get there and find them time, just take it slow and maybe try fitting it in like once a week at the beginning 🙂

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  6. kate

    I’ve seen a few of these but most are new suggestions, thanks! I love when I can find something to get me interested in journaling!

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  7. Amanda

    I used to journal all the time growing up. It is a habit that sadly fell by the wayside when I was in college because life just got too busy. I have never tried a journal with writing prompts though. These all look like great options for getting my feet wet again!

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  8. Meg

    I’ve never seen any of these books, but they look fun! I just started a line a day journal this year, so I’m excited to be able to look back over the years and see how our lives change on the same day each year.

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  9. Harmony

    These are great book recommendations! I have always been a journaler and want to encourage my kids to do the same. Will def be getting that Dr. Seuss inspired book for my kiddos!

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