Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of some of our favourite reads. Now arguably her most iconic book, We Should All Be Feminists, has inspired a desk diary of the same name to help you plan your most empowered year yet.
Do you want the good news or the bad news? Well, the bad news we think you’ve probably heard about already. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, millions of people across the UK (and the world) will be working from home for the foreseeable future.
Yes, that means potentially lonelier days with no officer banter to keep us going through the 3pm slump (although, if that’s what you’re after check out Stylist’s WFH community). However, the slight silver lining is that without a hectic commute and evening plans you’ll have more time to concentrate on you.
Spending some time alone is brilliant for reflecting on what you want and how to be your best self. Although there are a few different methods we use to calm our minds and streamline our thoughts, like bullet journals or mindfulness techniques, these life-planning journals are actually designed to help you ask yourself the important questions.
Each of the journals below are full of inspiring quotes and prompts to help you pin down what your goals are and how to make everything you’re hoping for in 2020 happen.
From Michelle Obama’s Becoming-inspired journal to a Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s brand new We Should All Be Feminists 2021 diary, these self-discovery journals are here to make your dreams come true.
We Should All Be Feminists Desk Diary by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
She’s a global icon, best-selling author and muse to Beyoncé – so if there’s a chance to learn from the way Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie organises her time, you can bet we’re listening. And, for that matter, buying her new desk diary for 2021.
Not only is this weekly planner beautifully illustrated, but it contains some of her most powerful quotes, as well as an exclusive introductory essay.
If there’s anything that’s going to help inspire you to plan and use your time wisely, this is it.
Wellness Planner at ban.do
Ban.do’s Wellness Planner is full of advice and interactive activities for you to do, created by female experts. The book’s sections cover intention, self-care, headspace, physical wellness and nutrition to help you to feel good in mind, body and soul.
Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration by Meera Lee Patel
The Positive Planner
This 12 week planner and journal is dedicated entirely to self-care. Throughout you’ll find artwork and illustrations, inspirational quotes, art therapy and mindfulness activities to help you organise your life. Alongside the diary functions there’s shopping lists, mood trackers and handy pages to help you feel on top of things.
Five Minutes To A Mindful You by Aster
This mindful diary uses existential questions and activities to help you understand what makes you happy and how to live in the moment, savouring the here and now.
Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice by Michelle Obama
Forward Thinking, A Wellbeing And Happiness Journal
Not only is this journal absolutely gorgeous to look at, it is designed to enhance and improve wellbeing, happiness and fulfilment in six key areas: health, fitness and wellbeing, job satisfaction, community, finances, personal activities and relationships.
The 100 Day Happiness Planner
This substantial planner combines managing your diary and to do lists with living the most fulfilled life you possibly can. There are three key elements; The Happiness Roadmap which is designed to help you become more self-aware, The Daily Pages which fill your every day with inspiration and The Reflection Pages which are to be filled out at the end of every week.
GOALS JOURNAL: INSPIRATION
Kikki K is a one-stop-shop for self discovery prompt journals, but we particularly like the goals version when thinking about what we want to achieve in the year ahead.
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