Instant Happy Journal

Title: Instant Happy Journal
Author: Karen Salmansohn
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 978-1-60774-824-3

“ What did you do today to move a little closer to a goal or dream?” one random page asks in Karen Salmansohn’s book, Instant Happy Journal: 365 Days of Inspiration, Gratitude, and Joy.

~ What ~
This small one-hundred-and-twenty-eight-page paperback targets those who enjoy writing in journals as they reflect on being positive. After a note from the author regarding how to use the book, pages usually have a saying, quote, or question on the top of the page with blank lined areas to fill in below. An array of colored borders with different designs covers every few pages. There is an attached yellow marker ribbon.

The idea of the journal is to pick a page and answer the question or statement at the top of the page. It promotes to inspire, meditate, or explain a positive thought or idea based on an issue. Over time, it is to encourage gratitude, peace, and joy.

~ Why ~
Some of the questions/statements listed are:
Swap wishing for doing!
So, what’s on your mind today?
Know your worth. Don’t sell yourself short.
Never give up. Okay?
Not everyone you lose is a loss.
As you can see, the topics have a wide range of concepts that will stimulate your mind.

~ Why Not ~
If you are not a journaler, you may want to pass on this book. If you like to write notes but in an orderly, dated manner, this one is vague, leaving a date to write in at the top of the page so you can skip days and write only when you want.

~ Who ~
Best-selling author of over twenty-five books, Salmansohn is also a motivational speaker, designer, creative consultant, and brand strategist.

~ Wish ~
I wish there were page numbers and a way to know in advance the theme so you could jump to that section if in the mood to write about it. I found it time consuming to find the topic to write about, especially if I was not feeling into it.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a different way to write in a journal by being given an uplifting topic first, this may work for you.

Thanks to Blogging for Books for offering this book to read and review for my honest opinion.

This review will be posted on the Blogging for Books and Amazon with links on Bookfun.org, Pinterest, Godinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+.

Grammarly was used to check for errors in this review.

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