Does journaling work?! What are the benefits of it?
We are proof that it does! There have been numerous studies done on the benefits of journaling. Here are a few:
- Release and reduce stress and anxiety (which can help boost your immune system)
- Improve your mindset and emotional intelligence (being able to name, manage and control your emotions better)
- Cultivate more gratitude and excitement in your life
- Improve memory function
- Connect deeper with yourself and others
- Gain more self-awareness (into who you are, your fears, stressors, thought patterns/triggers)
- Experience an overall boost in your state of well-being
What are the benefits of a gratitude practice?
A few (scientifically proven) benefits of practicing gratitude daily include:
- Enhance long-term happiness by helping you focus on the good in your life
- Boosts self-esteem by helping you feel good (or better) about your life and circumstances
- Increases feelings of optimism
- Strengthens relationships
This is why we included a gratitude section in our journal!
How do I start a journaling practice?
The most important part of starting is choosing a time that will work for you, the majority of days.
Our journals are designed with ease and flexibility in mind and are able to be used at any time of day - you don't need a lot of time but you do need a commitment and desire.
When first starting out, challenge yourself to journal everyday for one week (set a reminder in your calendar if you need to). This will help you get into the practice of journaling. You can write in complete sentences, stream-of-consciousness or in bullets for each prompt - do what feels best for you so that it will be easier to stay consistent.
How often should I journal?
We recommend journaling at least 3 times per week for best results (but we understand that life happens so when you get out of routine - just dive back into it!)
Consistency is key when it comes to journaling (or anything, for that matter). The more consistent you are with journaling, the more lasting benefits you'll experience!
How long do your journals last?
Our journals each have six months worth of journaling pages. That being said, most people use their journal, on average, 3 - 4 times per week (2 - 3 with the family one). This means your new journal will last around a year.
I'm nervous to write down my thoughts in my journal. What if someone reads it?
We're big believers in getting all that's in your head - out! In our experience, that's how you'll experience the most benefits of journaling.
Do what you need to do in order to achieve this - is it writing in your journal and then immediately tearing out and discarding the page? Is it hiding it in a drawer? Other people find it helpful to write illegibly and focus on the process of releasing everything from your head and less on what is actually being written. Do what you need to do!
What do I do when I'm done with my journal?
This is very much a personal preference. We like to keep our journals as a keepsake or for reflection down the road while other people discard their journals when they're done. If you'd like to discard your journal, you can tear out the interior pages to recycle.
How do the monthly journaling check-ins work?
When you purchase one of our journals, you'll receive monthly email check-ins from our founder, intended to help you stay on track with your journaling practice. You can reply back with any questions you might have or for personalized tips to stay on track. We believe this, alongside the ease and flexibility of our journals, is what sets us apart from other journal companies.
You can opt out of the check-ins at any time.
Shipping & Returns
Do you offer free shipping?
Yes! We offer free shipping to US orders. Any order over $30 ships free via USPS with tracking. Delivery usually takes 3 - 8 days depending on USPS. You're welcome to select a different shipping method at checkout if you want your order faster.
For orders under $30, we offer a flat rate shipping rate of $5.99 via USPS with tracking.
When will I receive my order?
We process your order within 3 business days of receiving it and ship your order through USPS Media Mail, which includes tracking and is typically in transit for 3 - 4 business days. You can choose a faster shipping option if you'd like to receive your order sooner.
If there are any shipping delays due to high volume, we will let you know.
Can I purchase your products if I live outside of the US?
We are so excited to say YES! Please note, we do not control the pricing on the shipping. As we grow, we will work to extend our free shipping with a minimum purchase worldwide.
What is your return policy?
Unused/unopened products in their original packaging may be returned within 30 days of delivery date. Customer pays return shipping. Returns are processed within 7 business days to original form of payment (allow 7 - 10 days after that for refund to show).
Can't find what you're looking for?
Send us an email with your questions and we'll get back to you within 2 business days. Please email us at email@example.com.