Ease of Use
What is the 5 Minute Journal?
The 5 Minute Journal is a journal that uses the science of positive psychology to improve happiness. The journal features a day and night routine. The day routine takes me about 3 minutes and the evening routine takes about 2 minutes to complete. The journal also offers “weekly challenges” that forces you to do something outside your routine such as calling a friend who lives far away. The journal comes in 2 formats: an app and paper format.
I have been using the 5 Minute Journal for a week now. The journal’s makes me feel that:
- I am the luckiest girl on earth!: The journal’s morning routine starts by asking you to list 3 things you are grateful for. By doing so, I realize that I have a good life and lots to live for
- I can face anything!: The second part of the morning routine asks 3 things that can make the day great. Today, I have to drive to Miami for a meeting, so I wrote “less traffic” and “not loosing my patience” which prepared me for driving on 95 South without getting frustrated
- I have more confidance: The last part of the journal’s morning routine is for you to write an affirmation. This gives me emotional support or encourages me to work on aspects of my life I want to improve on. Today I wrote “I can face any challenges without loosing my mind”
- I hold no grudges! The evening routine asks that I write 3 amazing things that happened today and how could the day be better. These 2 questions makes me reflect on the day’s activities and resolve any unfinished business effectively ending the day on a high note
I really like the 5 minute journal and I recommend it to all my friends. With only a week of use, I have notice the change in me. I am happier and more positive than ever. Counting my blessings daily, allows me to start the day with a positive mindset. This positive mindset allows me to handle tough situations with grace and calm. I leave my journal on my bedside table so I don’t forget to do it. It is so simple to use and only takes me couple of minutes of my day.
The hardcover version is available for purchase online for $22.95. The 5 Minute Journal also offers an app for $4.99 available for IOS devices as of the writing on this review. I prefer the paper version but if they made an Android app, I will give it a try.
So far I love how easy and powerful the 5 minute journal is and definitely recommend it. Practicing gratitude is a habit worth keeping. I hope my review encourages you to start practicing gratitude and happiness. Maybe you want to buy your own copy?
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