A fresh new year is always a good time for self-reflection and making plans. Guided journals that include prompts, lists or topics can be a really useful if you’re not sure where to start. Pick up one of these cute journals and they’ll help you to figure out your future, document your daily life or just have fun doing something creative every day. Most of these are available from book shops worldwide so search for the title at your favourite local site or store.
We might all be happier if we lived more like Pusheen and she has a very cute Pusheen Positivity Journal to help you out. There’s 50 pages to fill out with prompts for self-reflection and lists, plus lots of illustrations.
Susie Ghahremani of boygirlparty’s nature-themed art is a perfect fit for GROWTH: A Journal to Welcome Personal Change. A lot of us are going through big changes thanks to the last 2 years, and this journal is full of prompts to help you figure out your goals and intentions, plus inspirational quotes and botanical illustrations.
You’ve probably seen the work of graphic designer Adam J. Kurtz on Instagram as his advice is always very relatable. This 1 Page at a Time Journal has a whole year of fun illustrated pages and prompts that you’ll look forward to filling in. It’s also available in 17 languages!
If you’re a fan of the Strange Planet comics, you’ll love this Existence Chronicle, which includes prompts and illustrations from the Strange Planet universe that are a little bit more weird than your average journal.
Feeling anxious about the year? Try Sweatpants & Coffee: The Anxiety Blob Comfort & Encouragement Journal by Nanea Hoffman. It’s got hundreds of prompts and exercises to help you work through your fears and anxieties.
Chronicle Books have a really cool selection of guided journals with themes like art, writing, reading, family, travel and more. You’ve got to love the My Adorable Cat Journal though! It’s perfect for cat lovers with pages to record your pet’s history, personality and quirks, plus plenty space for photos.
Gratitude journals are a great way to stay positive throughout the year and remember all the good stuff. You’re sure to find the perfect design at Papier, who have everything from colourful florals and rainbows to gold-stamped constellations and mystical themes. You can even have them personalised.
And this isn’t a journal but the Five to Thrive Anxiety Buster Notepad by Sugar & Sloth deserves a mention. It’s got an anxiety-busting list to fill out every day, along with a water tracker to keep you hydrated.
If you’re more interested in trying kawaii journaling, we’ll have some posts about that soon, or you can have a browse of our Journaling & Planners (DIYs) and Stationery & Journaling (shopping) posts.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.