If you’re anything like me then you are a person who loves a good old fashioned pen and paper! There is truly nothing better than being able to write down your thoughts, feelings, writing down a to-do list, or even having a paper planner to write in. Which is why I want to share eight of the best journals for self-care!

In a day where newspapers are out of business and magazines are following suit, why aren’t we re-embracing the art of paper? I am lucky enough to still be in the generation where I saw my parents, and especially my grandparents, using newspapers, writing in journals, using an address paper book, and even using a notebook to make grocery/to-do lists. It was great. 

Which brings me to journaling. Journaling is such a therapeutic hobby and has so many great benefits for self-care. It’s a great way to gather your thoughts, incorporate meditation, and a great way to start or end your day.

Self-care journals have been all the hype, and for good reason. I have seen so many different kinds of self-care journals, from small businesses to larger corporations following suit. But I am always here to support small businesses and to get them out into the world.

I have gathered some of the best journals for self-care to help you on your path to a better you. Here at GenTwenty we want our readers to find the best way possible to practice good self-care and to help small businesses thrive in doing so.

8 of the Best Journals for Self-Care:

Self Journal (By Best Self co.)

This is a great journal, which also doubles as a daily planner, to help you increase productivity in your life. It is divided into 3 sections: for daily, weekly, and monthly.

You can write about goals, lessons learned and even to-do lists. While this one has a pretty basic design, it is worth the price.

Good Days Start with Gratitude (By Pretty Simple Press)

What’s better than a journal all about professing what you’re grateful for? Practicing gratitude never gets tiring. This journal also has a super cute design!

Self-Discovery Guided Journal (By Studio Oh!)

This is a journal that asks you daily questions to inspire self-discovery! I love a good journal to carry with me while traveling. It makes for a great way to pass time by while on a plain or train.

It is a great traveling accessory, and very insightful. It is an aesthetic journal with charming quotes!

The Start Today Journal (By Rachel Hollis)

A journal that establishes a good start to your morning routine. This journal will help you manifest your goals and dreams into a place of inspiration, motivation, and self-care.

She releases seasonal designs and they are gorgeous! One of my personal favorites, and it’s a great way to  start your day off with an intentional manor.

Wreck This Journal (By Keri Smith)

While this journal is a little more unconventional, to say the least, it is best for people looking for imperfection. This journal encourages mistakes and messiness. So if messing things up helps you, then this journal is for you.

Adult-ish (By Cristina Vanko)

The perfect journal to record your highs and low’s on the path that is adulting. The prompts in this journal are creative and simple.

It is a great journal for any young adults to record their lessons learned, triumphs, and all the good firsts of adulting. Once you finish filling up this journal, you will be able to read back about where you were vs were you are at now in your life.

Feminist Agenda (By Leah O-Brien)

Chic and simple, although this is a plain lines notebook. This is made by a woman owned-company. What is neat is that you can customize the cover and even have your name on it, too.

Fitness Journal (By Commit 30)

This journal is great for keeping track of all things health-related. It is a compact journal that will help you focus on nutrition, any kind of exercise, and motivation! It features 30-day challenges, nutrition and exercise tracking, and a lot more.

This journal is best to help you reach your fitness and wellness goals. There is no better self-care than this!

All of these journals combined have one thing in common: self-care. Your goal to successful self-care! These journals have some instrumental tools in helping you on this path to bettering yourself.

Whatever your specific goal may be, these journals can help you in a variety of different ways. From keeping track of your health, to tracking your life, and practicing gratitude. It’s the best way to start practicing more self-care and to keep the pen and paper alive!

Which journals do you use for self-care?