I love journaling. I love the feeling of pen on paper. I feel I write more from the heart when I’m holding a felt tip in my hand – rather than typing on a keyboard.
For me a journal is like a Soul-Mega-phone. I sit down in front of it with no clues as to what I’m going to be writing, then start writing, until suddenly I realize, “Ohhhhh, so that’s what I’m thinking.”
Basically, I not only write about what I know – I write about what I didn’t know that I knew until I started to write in my journal! I’m joking – but I’m serious.
Because I’m passionate about journal writing, I’m excited to have created this INSTANT HAPPY JOURNAL for YOU to write in – so you can eavesdrop in on your soul’s inner longings.
My mission: I want to help you to live your happiest life.
My strategy: I’ve filled the pages of this INSTANT HAPPY JOURNAL with what I call “happiness prompters” – a range of motivational quotes, thought-provoking questions, scientific research studies, soul-stirring philosophical thoughts etc – Each page’s “happiness prompter” is meant to inspire you to reflect and focus on where the most joy can be found.
This journal also has fill-in dates so you can reflect and write at your own pace. Feel free to write either in the morning (to set an intention) or at day’s end (to share a reflection).
Numerous studies report how keeping a journal is a highly helpful happiness booster. For example, U of California researchers divided participants into three groups. The first wrote once a week in a journal about five awesome things they were grateful for. The second described five daily hassles. The third listed five random events.
The results? Those in the first journal group reported an increase in happiness, more optimism about their future, and more improvement in health problems than those in the other two groups.
With this INSTANT HAPPY JOURNAL, day by day (or night by night) you will train your brain to focus on where the most inspiration, gratitude, and joy are to be found.
Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.