The Happiness Project Journals aim to make keeping a journal manageable, simple, and fun. They’re designed for those who love the idea of keeping a journal, but may have a hard time actually cracking one open and using it. Whether your aim is to know yourself better, capture your memories, or track your habits in a practical, manageable way, these journals encourage you to use the pages in the ways that work best for you, and to get started today.
The One-Sentence Journal is inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s own experience of creating a one-sentence journal to help keep a colorful record of her own life. Satisfying yet manageable, the One-Sentence Journal is designed for those who yearn to keep a record of their lives, but who can’t manage to write a long entry every day. We tend to overestimate what can be done in the short term, and underestimate what can be done in the long term, a little bit at a time. Writing one sentence a day sounds easy (and it is), and at the end of a year, adds up to a marvelous record.
Use this journal to record the progress of a new business or project, to write sweet memories of a child’s first year, to track a course of medical treatment, as a gratitude journal, as a food or travel journal, or to note creative insights.
Know Yourself Better Journal
It’s easy to be distracted by the way we wish we were, or think we ought to be, or what others think we should be, until we lose sight of what’s actually true. The Know Yourself Better Journal is made for anyone who wishes to gain insight into themselves, but needs more direction than a blank page. In this journal, you’ll find questions and distinctions based on Gretchen Rubin’s work, meant to help you develop self-compassion and understanding, and discover ways you might make your life a little happier.
Don't Break the Chain Habit Tracker
About forty percent of daily life is shaped by habit, so when we follow good habits, it’s much easier to be happier, healthier, productive, and creative. This habit tracker prompts you to record specific progress and choose from Gretchen Rubin’s “21 Strategies for Habit Change” to help you build your habits and achieve your aims. The pages provide structure and flexibility, with space to visualize progress in different ways, use “pass” stickers if you need to take a day off, award yourself gold-star stickers to celebrate your milestones, get reminders from Gretchen Rubin’s Habits Manifesto, and suggestions for ways to use this tracker effectively. “Don’t break the chain” is a powerful strategy for building daily habits, and this tracker makes it easier to maintain.
Memento Keepsake Journal
The Memento Keepsake Journal is made for those who want to collect keepsakes of their memories to look back on, but are overwhelmed by souvenirs or the prospect of scrapbooking. Recalling happy times can boost happiness in the present, and mementos are a powerful way to keep those memories vivid. This journal provides safekeeping pockets designed to help you curate the most meaningful mementos tied to your memories, with space on every page to add notes, photos, stickers, or other artifacts to take the guesswork out of your personal storytelling.
Use this keepsake journal to save family memories, records from school, travel souvenirs, artifacts from your year, or any other meaningful mementos on which you’d like to look back.
The Tackle Box is filled with five sticky pads to help you stay organized and tackle your daily tasks. The tin box includes “To Do” and “To Day” lists to check off your tasks, a “Ta-Da” list to celebrate your accomplishments, a “Could Do” list to keep your options open, and a “To Doodle” pad to let your creativity flow. Productivity looks different for everyone, and The Tackle Box is designed to help you find what works for you.
These journals are just a few of the tools in the Happiness Project toolkit for you to choose from to help you build your own Happiness Project. Explore the collection to find the physical and digital tools that work for you.