journal practice 30-something

So often we tell ourselves if we just felt better, then the real work we wish to start would be a lot easier.

Artist Meera Lee Patel believes that we need to start NOW to move ourselves forward ā€“ no act is too small. Action changes attitude. Taking time to create something – anything – helps with self-awareness and introspection. And thats why I love Meera’s self-exploration journal so much. START WHERE YOU ARE: A Journal for Self-Exploration is her full-color, passion-inspiring journal designed to nurture creativity, explore inner thoughts, and help us focus on what matters most.


I’ve felt irrationally paralyzed by daily journaling, but it’s a practice that I have wanted to start for some time — especially now, as I’m encountering another life transition. Meera’s book has beautiful illustrations and prompts to get you started. Inspiration can be found on every page:


I plan to use this journal for writing, doodling, and list-making — an overall creative and reflection space as Meera intends. These creative acts are so important (no matter how small) to our mental health and inner peace… and to moving our lives forward.


Buy your own journal at Indiebound OR comment below for a chance to win your own personal copy. I’m giving away TWO, thanks to Penguin Random House books. I’ll select my two winners at random on August 28 (so please comment by Thursday, August 27 at midnight).

Do you journal daily — or are you ready to start the practice?

Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this journal for review, and the publisher is graciously providing two copies for this giveaway. I received no compensation for this post. Winners of this giveaway restricted to Domestic US residents only.

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  • This is truly a must have, beautiful design and purpose. I agree ‘no act is too small’. It’s a mentality we struggle to tame and understand, yet to also practice. Great giveaway.