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With technology taking over, there’s something special about writing in this superb journal. The quality of this journal entices you to write in in regularly. Combine this with the activities and this new habit makes your mind much clearer to do things that matter!
I’m not a writer but this has really helped me think about myself as a hole and how I’m feeling I’ve had mental health issues for a long time and doing this has made a difference if your in a mind to try it I strongly say do it be open minded
I have been really struggling over the last few months with my anxiety getting me down with the lockdown blues, and I am always telling other sufferers of mental health problems to write down how they feel. So I saw the advert on Instagram and it struck a cord with me.
I researched the journal and found it ticket all the boxes.
It has a box to put it in, to keeping it looking nice all the time.
It’s structured and easy to do daily.
The pages are good quality, making you feel that what you are doing is important (because it is).
Before I bought this journal, I tried the sample pages (really clever idea) and then I was ready to jump right in.
It arrived and I decided I would dedicate time in the evening to do it daily and its become my mind time. I now look forward to writing in it and after only two weeks, have found out so many things about myself. It sounds silly, but lots of the questions asked in the journal, I had never pondered before and so the level of insight has been fantastic. I’m no expert at journaling, but this is the best start I could have ever hoped for.
Thank you MindJournal this is one happy customer!
The structure of the first few journal entries is helpful for easing you into this process. I've enjoyed taking the time to sit down and write the first entries. Looking forward to working through the rest!
I absolutely love the concept of this. I'm right in the target market - ex army, PTSD, male, on depression meds, anxiety, the whole gamut. I've been journalling on and off since 1986. This is perhaps the one thing that puts me outside of the target market. I get the feeling it's aimed more at men who have never journaled before, but it still gave me great ideas about things I hadn't thought of. There is a big BUT though. I am a fountain pen user. I have a lot of them. I use them every day, different pens, different inks, different nib sizes. That's where the MindJournal falls down. The paper is not friendly at all to fountain pens. This is where the company support comes in though. I wrote to the company to give my feedback about the fountain pen issue and the fact that the cover had warped in the sun. They've since addressed the warping by changing the glue that they use, but the fountain pen thing is something that they're looking at. Here's the thing though - they refunded me for the Journal AND for the Jotter. Not only that, but they said I could keep both AND they asked if I would be interested in being in their test group! I was blown away by the response. Great company!
So I bought the MindJournal as it sounded good. It’s a good design and feels good in the hand. I like the idea of the questions etc. It’s a good place to start. Journaling is all about putting down your thoughts etc. I tend to write a lot down and feel frustrated when I run out of pages before the next questions pop up. Now I could use another book to continue but then why get this journal. I feel a little let down by lack of pages to write on. The method is good and I think I’ll continue some of the principles but just use another book instead. I do think though that this would work well on an app as long as you give enough space to write ALL that you want to write. It’s good but not good enough.
I had seen it in adverts on Instagram. I read the story of its creation. I had seen it in adverts on Facebook. I went to the website and read all about it. I got triggered and decided to order it and I was very excited to receive my journal with its nice soft leather cover. I picked up a pen and started but soon realised that this wasn't something I would be taking around the place. By the time I got to the Pie of Life I just wanted to chuck the journal across the room and stamp on it. I return to my blank pages journal and since I have written some 6,000 words getting stuff off my chest so to speak. I am sorry but this journal thing didn't work for me.
I'm about half way through, and I've been surprised at the effect it's had on me. Being furloughed from work due to the coronavirus I was starting to feel lost, but the MindJournal's exercises have helped me to focus. I've now started a separate journal alongside, as the exercises prompted other questions and I felt needed more space to explore them. The space for each exercise entry is generally fine though, and if there were more pages I think it could look too intimidating.
It has been hard at times, and I've uncovered some uncomfortable truths about myself along the way. Some times I have come away from an exercise feeling much worse than I had, and I've considered giving it up. But I'm aware that making any real change requires effort, so I'm intending to stick with it.
Following a breakup I realised I'd lost myself. MindJournal helped me along the path to finding myself again. While some of the exercises were difficult to answer while I was in a gloomy state, they still informed me of what I needed to work on. I already feel ready to journal without guidance and not I'm not even finished yet!
I've had depression and anxiety for a very long time one, and I saw an advertisement on Facebook for this journal and thought I'd give it a go. I'm not a good writer, have terrible handwriting and I have found it difficult to write regularly or even to think of things to write, I'm sure this will improve over time. The quality of the journal is great, it feels very well made I was a little disappointed that after I'd bought it I got a discount code offer to buy the same journal again but that's just me. Overall I'm happy with it and hopefully I can get better at writing in it as time goes on
MindJournal is helping me to make sense of my thoughts and to find a way through the thick fog I’ve been living in for a while now. It’s gradually starting to clear and I’m feeling a little less numb every day.
It has not helped me, wish I’d never bought it.
Hi Oliver, we're sorry to hear that you are disappointed with your Journal. We have contacted you via email to see if there is any way we can help. We look forward to hearing from you.
It is difficult to put a finger on the various impacts writing in this journal has had.
That it has been beneficial to my mental health is undeniable. It has actually shown me how fortunate I am.
I obviously needed the journal as I saught it out, what I did not expect was I would look forward to writing in it. Neither did I expect wanting to continue writing after completion.
I have found being able to to write stuff down is helping me through this lockdown and to also get things off my mind
As an ex professional rugby player, I always found it difficult to discuss and understand my emotions leaving the sport. My MindJournal has genuinely changed my life. Basing able to check in with my emotions daily, then set out my intentions and reflectively be grateful is just so important. I suffered with severe depression dealing with retirement. I mean it when I say, the product In many senses is a life saver!
Ex Worcester Warriors and England Sevens
I’m one of those people who procrastinates, I tend to need ‘a rocket up my backside’ before I do anything.
I’ve had the journal a couple of weeks now and it is really helping me achieve my goals. I’ve been filling in the journal 3 or 4 times a week, I’m excercising most days now and increased my targets. I have reduced my alcohol intake.
I also love to cook and I use the journal for recipe ideas, to review meals I’ve made and to make a note of food I’d like to try.
I suppose I’m using the journal more as a glorified to-do list, rather than writing down my thoughts and feelings. But I have been doing the tasks on each day I use the journal and occasionally ramble on about all sorts of things.
Overall I’m very happy and very pleased I purchased one.
To organize ones thoughts,
Is to heal a mind,
This Journal saves all,
It keeps you all kind.
Have been suffering during the lockdown but the MindJournal has certainly helped me become clearer about what I should be grateful for. It leads you by the hand to accentuate the positive.
I have tried online journals on several occasions and it never stuck. When I started in MindJournal I worked the first few exercises and then jumped ahead as I felt ready, I then went back to the exercises later. I am now on the Jotter on have been journaling for 5 months. The book is perfect for writing in as it sits nicely as you write.
This has pushed me on to really go and explore my wider development along with seeing my mental health improve. Despite the fact it is a framework that you can follow, my advice is don't be a slave to writing everyday, if you miss a few days it fine, quality over quantity.
I have always wanted to get in the habit of journaling but have never been able to stick with it. The MindJournal prompts helped me get in the habit of writing and reflecting in the morning. I’d recommend the Journal to any young professional to not only prep themselves for the day but to increase their quality of life.
With my weekly goals
I have been keeping a journal for many years. It is as good as talking to someone. The MindJournal is really an extension of what I have always done but it also concentrates my thinking towards specific concerns/values/goals.
I like how this journal is set up. The questions help you think about how you are feeling and you get to do a different writing exercise each day that you write. I didn’t realize how good it feels to write or express your thoughts on paper. It is a wonderful journal and I highly recommend.
MindJournal is excellent. I love the premium design and feel of the journal and is well worth the money. It's nice to have some guidance on what to write about. I am also really in awe at the ethos of the company - they gave a key worker a new journal after they lost their previous one as a one off. Excellent!
As yet all I’ve managed to do is open the box, feel the quality of the Journal and its pages. The guidance written on the pages is very informative and easy to read, this is a fabulous product.
But, it’s me, since being furloughed from work I have been so busy with my partner finishing off jobs from building work started last year, all the small bits after builders had finished, she has wanted my time as well I just haven’t made the time to start my Journal experience.
When I was working I seemed to have time to think whilst travelling to work and back but now my time isn’t my own. I will start at some point and I thank you for the emails with updates hints and tips. Has anyone else found it difficult to start writing in their Journal? Thank you