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This colorful diary inspires journalers to apply happiness guru Karen Salmansohn's Instant Happy principles to their everyday lives, with 365 prompts to encourage a year of gratitude.On the heels of Karen Salmansohn's wildly popular gift book Instant Happy comes this happiness journal, with daily prompts to help you think about and apply happiness wisdom to your own life.This colorful diary inspires journalers to apply happiness guru Karen Salmansohn's Instant Happy principles to their everyday lives, with 365 prompts to encourage a year of gratitude.On the heels of Karen Salmansohn's wildly popular gift book Instant Happy comes this happiness journal, with daily prompts to help you think about and apply happiness wisdom to your own life. Each page features a specific intention, inspiring quote, surprising scientific fact, or thought-provoking question to ponder. When you approach your day with Salmansohn's "happiness prompters" in mind, you amp up your ability to notice (and create!) many more joyous moments in your day. But that's just half of what it takes to live a supremely happy life. This journal teaches the top two habits of happy people: to naturally set their intention to enjoy a happy day, then end the day reflecting on what made them happy. When you end your day writing about what went right, you further strengthen your happiness mindset. With fill-in dates so that you can write and reflect at your own pace, this little journal features a graphic design and fresh attitude perfect for today's modern happiness-seeker....

Title : Instant Happy Journal: 365 Days of Inspiration, Gratitude, and Joy
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Number of Pages : 368 Pages
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Instant Happy Journal: 365 Days of Inspiration, Gratitude, and Joy Reviews

  • Anna's Herding Cats
    2019-02-02 19:38

    A photo posted by @herdingcats2012 on Dec 11, 2015 at 6:41am PSTOh I love this! A 365 Journal that's all about bringing joy and happiness into your life. First it's so dang cute with all it's little dots. The journal is about the size of my hand (with fingers spread out) so fits perfectly in a purse, it's colorful and cheery, and again the cute dots. I don't know why but dots are just a happy thing. lolI'm definitely starting this when Jan 1 rolls around. There's a page for each day of the year with little prompts. Some have questions, some suggestions, some wisdom or a little motivational quote. I like the variety and that on each page you're given space to write things out. What you're feeling or a list or an idea you want to accomplish (depending on what the prompt was for the day). If you're looking to get a little more happiness in your life and looking for a way to help shape your attitudes to get you there this looks like a great starting point and tool to use.

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
    2019-02-15 18:44

    You want to be happy. Of course you do. We all do.Did you know there are lots of little tricks to instantly make you happier? No, they don't often tell us that. Well, Karen Salmansohn does. She not only shares the tricks-to-happy but she gives you time and space to practice them in this little journal book. I've only been practicing for twelve days and I'm already 117% happier.* What will this book do for you?*Percentage figured using a complicated mathematical formula that involves lots of first order differential equations and Gauss-Jordan elimination while also considering the binomial coefficients in Pascal's triangle. I think you'll have to trust me on this.

  • Mary
    2019-02-14 14:32

    6:29 pm 27 January 2016Instant Happy Journal: 365 Days of Inspiration, Gratitude, and Joy - Karen SalmansohnI've always loved journaling. My high school English teacher had her students keep a journal, teaching us the importance of expressing our emotions and feelings on paper. It was a great way to release those things we keep locked deep inside. It helped me express myself and other times, after seeing my thoughts on paper, inspired me. That is exactly what Karen Salmansohn had in mind when she created this little happy journal. First, the journal itself is lovely. It makes me happy just looking at it. The bright and happy colors are an instant boost. Second, the daily "happiness" prompts allow me to focus on positive thoughts. Salmansohn filled the pages with prompts "meant to inspire you to reflect and focus on where the most joy, appreciation, and love can be found in your day (and your life)."I choose to record my thoughts in the evening. This journal helps me focus on the positive aspects of my day and it certainly inspires me to look for the bright spots in my life and in others. I love this journal. It's helping see myself from a different perspective and in a better light. This Instant Happy Journal would make a great gift. It's the perfect size to fit in a larger purse or backpack, easy to carry around. If you happen to write something truly inspirational and feel you must share, Karen would love to hear it! You can write to Karen at, and tweet or Instagram an excerpt to @notsalmon (#instanthappy). **I was generously provided a copy from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest and fair opinion

  • Coleen (The Book Ramblings)
    2019-02-10 14:52

    Recently I decided to get back into using a daily journal because it’s therapeutic, but I quickly fell out of the habit of writing down what my thoughts were. But this little book is filled with daily inspiration, prompts, and thoughts that can brighten anyone’s day, and remind you of the positives. I found the “happiness prompters” to be a great go-to in the morning, and evening before bed. The book is small, and can easily be placed in purse to bring with you throughout the day. I found this to be a great resource to keep a health, happy mindset with beautiful, bright graphics to spark creativity.

  • Sabrina
    2019-02-06 17:43

    I received this book from Blogging for Books, but all opinions are my own.For those of you who don't know, I have a lovely mixture of anxiety and depression. It's normally kept in check with medicine, but sometimes I still have a hard time finding any "happy". That was a big part of the reason I requested Instant Happy Journal from Blogging for Books. That and my mom suggested it after I told her which books I was considering.While I wouldn't say this book is the be-all and end-all or that it cured me or made me instantly happy, I do think that it's helpful and encouraging.Before I start talking about the content, I just have to say that this book is just adorable. Between the polka dot front, the yellow bookmark ribbon, and all the different page designs, it's likely to bring a smile to your face before you even start reading or writing.Similarly to my Q&A a Day journal there are good prompts and weird ones and ones I have no idea how to even begin answering, but overall I'm enjoying it so far. I haven't done one prompt per day, I'm saving them for days when I need a little boost of happy. Such as last Tuesday which SUCKED. I wrote out a prompt, attempting to not be as sarcastic and cynical as I usually am, then my daughter and I made a neon swirl cake. She definitely helps on my bad days.A couple examples of prompts are "Every human has an unfathomable gift that only meeting life head on will reveal. - Mark Nepo" and facts about how helping others helps you be happy and the "magical number is one hundred hours per year" then it asks what you've done that week to help someone.As you can see, sometimes it's actual questions and sometimes it's just quotes. I do tend to have a harder time "answering" the quotes because I'm just not sure what to write, especially if I'm in a mood.I think that this would be great for all kinds of people. If you have a mood disorder, like me, it can help perk you up (sometimes), if you're a writer, it could definitely help with writing prompts, or if you just like daily journals.I gave this journal four out of five stars, only because there were a few prompts that just didn't click with me, but maybe they'll click with you. I think Karen Salmansohn did a great job with this and I'm interested in looking into all her other books on being happy, I think they could be interesting.

  • Claudia {SparrowHawk}
    2019-02-01 12:44

    Instant Happy Journal is full of intuitive creativity and is an excellent book for those who are looking for some creative spark. I wholeheartedly recommend!___________________________________________I’ve been thinking as of late, as we near the end of 2015, life seems to be escaping me. Being aware of this reality has led me to feel an urgency to write with a more intentional aim and to further express my sentiments both on my blog and on my personal journal. However, try as I may, I cannot seem to get my thoughts down ― fear instantly consumes me as I stare at the dreaded white blank screen (and page) in front of me. Thus, I have been looking for journal prompts to help me stir my thoughts a bit. Thankfully, I stumbled upon this nifty colorful Instant Happy Journal and ― wow! This book is jam-packed with wonderful ideas and inspiration for writing and self-reflection.Not only does it include 365 prompts for writing, but within those prompts are motivational quotes that invoke different emotions ― both negative and positive, such as these:“You don’t have to figure out how to solve all your problems right now. Just figure out what you can do to feel better in this moment.”“The soul gets stiff when it doesn’t stretch itself daily. What have you been doing (or what can you do) to stretch who you are and grow a little?”“There isn’t a person you couldn’t love if you could read their journal and understand their story more. Agree or disagree?This last quote really struck me as I came to realize that the accounts and memories we record in our journals truly do read like a novel of our own life; I am so inspired and I intend to start journaling immediately! Suffice it to say, this brilliant book will make a wonderful gift; I highly recommend it!Blog || Facebook || Twitter || Google+ || Bloglovin'

  • Maria
    2019-02-16 14:27

    Many thanks to NetGalley and Ten Speed Press for a digital Advanced Reader Copy in exchange for my review.Who this journal is not for: Those who strongly prefer visual simplicity, such as a simple lined journal or blank pages. (Fortunately, blank books are easy to come by.)Who this journal IS for: Journalers who enjoy working from writing prompts and enjoy pops of color and design in their journals. This is the sort of book that inspires creativity, self reflection, positive thinking, a focus on gratitude and self improvement (which has been shown to improve general happiness, hence the title). Which is not to say that it ignores the potential for crap in your life. (The prompt on page 157, for example, reads, "$#@!&*! What are you angry about right now? Let it out!") The goal is not to ignore the negative in your life, but to focus on the positive. The prompts invite you to write about things you do well, the events that put you in a better mood, the people who contribute positively to your life.A happiness journal, if it's going to contribute to improving one's mood and outlook on life, should make you smile just to look at it. Beyond the fun cover, this is the sort of journal that will grab your attention as you flip through it. So festive, this book has a large variety of page designs and simple illustrations throughout, some on single pages, some across the spread. Colors run for several pages in a row. There's a chunk of salmon, then blue, orange, purple, green; then back again. The digital copy I'm reading makes me want to examine the colorful face of the book block. A journal like this is best in paper. Very colorful, with eye-popping design (I love the watermelon seeds that turn into confetti!) -- this is the sort of book that calls you to write in it. Instead of progressing chronologically, the writer is free to bounce around each day, journaling based on the prompt rather than simply turning to the next page. Many of the writing prompts on each page go beyond "write about X" and are really little life lessons. This may be a simple self-help book disguised as a journal. Some of my favorite exercises:"Ban, delete, shred, obliterate the words, 'I'm not good enough.' Write them here--then cross them out!""Draw a picture of what your mood would look like if it were a flower." "NC-17. Share some naughty thoughts here."

  • Amy at Read What I Like
    2019-02-09 16:25

    This is a cute little book and I’m thrilled to have it in my library. I picked it out because I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately and I thought it might help me look at the brighter side of life. I need to remind myself of the positive aspects of my life and not dwell upon the struggles and I’m hoping this little journal will help. Disclaimer, I’ve looked through the book; read the introduction and many of the journal prompts, but I have not started the journal yet. It is just the beginning of October and being that the book has prompts for an entire year I’ve decided to wait until January 1st to start my journey towards a more optimistic self.First impression of the book is that it is very cheerful. The cover is lovely with its vibrant orange dots that opens up to reveal a short introduction before it dives right into the journal prompts. The binding is nice and it opens easily to write your entries in. The pages alternate in formatting and colors, but all are very stylish and lend well to the happy vibe this book gives off. There is a smooth satin ribbon to help you keep your place, but I’m almost tempted to skip around to pick the prompt that fits my mood or activities of the day then work from front to back. The pages are not pre-dated so it would be easy to search out the quote or question that fits your personal needs of the day. The prompts are a nice mix of serious and whimsical that I just feel might be better utilized by searching out the one that speaks to you that day.There is not much I can find fault with in this book. Being a wordy person perhaps a little larger page, so that I can write a longer entry if desired. The book is a handy size if you wanted to carry it with you, but plan to keep it by my bed or laptop and make this a daily ritual once I start. I’ve not tried journaling before so maybe the smaller pages will be perfect for a beginner, but I have a feeling they will fill up quickly. The book would make a lovely gift as well, after all who couldn’t use a little more happy in their lives.I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

  • Anita
    2019-01-26 18:52

    Recently I've gotten back into doing daily journaling, and by "journaling" I mean I jot down a brief description of what went on through the day of the lives of my husband, my kids and I. Sometimes it's a mundane description, sometimes there's a lot to say. Sometimes it's just a really good outlet for the things that frusterated me in the day. What makes this Journal different is that it forces you to focus on the good parts of your day. It reminds us how even in the tiniest of moments, we are incredibly blessed. By thinking on the good things on a daily basis I believe that we slowly start to have a mindset change where instead of finding outselfs feeling so beat down by the cares and stresses of our life, but we start to realize that while live is in no way perfect - there is something there (any small thing there) to be happy about!What I Loved: The format of this book is just wonderful. It not only focuses on the positive, but each page is just a little different. You have to look at your life from different angles. It also stretches your creative muscles and sometimes work hard for the response. Of course the journal is only going to be as good as you make it. If it becomes an obligation or something that you just fill out because the blanks are there it's not going to be near as good as if you actually decide to spend some time thinking about the daily entry and investing the time to put down a thoughtful answer. And imagine the wonderful memory book you'll have at the end of the 365 days.Not So Much: NOTHING. This is a cute journal, and I think each and every person young and old can enjoy this!The Verdict: This book review is appropriately timed because I just found the perfect Christmas present for nearly everyone on your list...especially those 'hard to buy for' people who have just about everything. I think that I would love to have this journal yearly for a beautiful, positive, and encouraging history of my life. And my kids would probably love it too!

  • Megan Cornish
    2019-02-11 13:22

    Instant Happy Journal- Karen Salmansohn65 Days of Inspiration, Gratitude, and JoyI’m more than a little obsessed with cute journals (even though I can’t write in them for longer than a week for the life of me). When I saw this pretty little thing on Blogging for Books, I couldn’t resist. It’s so small and happy looking, how could I go wrong?Overall rating: ★★★1/2Originality: ★★★★The nicest part of this journal is that it has prompts. Many journals lay abandoned on my bookshelves, victims of writer’s block. Some days are just not interesting enough to write about! Then you start to feel guilty about not journaling, then you keep procrastinating, then you look at the journal and it’s been too long since you wrote in it and you have to give up.The Instant Happy Journal has 365 pages for journaling, but they’re NOT PRE-DATED. You get to write in the date yourself. Which means, if you miss journaling on March 3rd, you don’t have to wait until March 3rd of the following year to finish that page- just pick it up where you left off.The graphics on the journal pages are fun without being overwhelming. I can see myself running out of room for writing on a few of the pages, but most of them look big enough. There are many interesting prompts- “Make a prediction in this journal about something you believe is about to happen. Fold over the corner of the page so you can be reminded to check later whether it came true!” “What made you feel afraid today? What can you say to yourself to increase your moxie and bravura?” “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”This is a great little journal for people who just need a reminder to reflect a bit during the day. It’s not too much work and is SO adorable.

  • Alisha Webster
    2019-01-30 19:26

    My Review: These two are just too cute! Just look at them! They're small but packed full of happy. There wasn't a better way to start my morning than to have my husband walk in with the journal. I had been 'patiently' waiting for it, which is something I'm not very good at.  The Instant happy book (on the left) is going to stay on my coffee table forever; every page is insanely awesome. They're cutesy motivational pictures, and I love them! I flipped through it so many times while unpacking this week. It really is instant happy.The journal is what I am most excited about. It has a journal page for every day of the year. I can tell this will be a great addition to my daily routine. The first page was fantastic; it opened with a quote from Paulo Coehlo(I'll post it below) and asked to list your little miracles for the day. I was able to fill the page after only being awake a few hours. It helped put my day in perspective; My husband let me sleep in, he made me breakfast in bed, the book I had been waiting on came in, along with many other little things! While it only took a few minutes to write everything down, it did help me realize all I had to be happy for today. I'm sure I'll be posting about these two books very often."You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle."-Paulo Coelho

  • Kristina Aziz
    2019-01-31 14:44

    I haven't read the companion book to this journal, but the author put her mission statement in the beginning of the journal that gave meaning to this journal and made me want to read the book one day. I got a physical version of this, and the cover is brilliantly designed. It's hard to protect the pages inside but flexible so you can maneuver it to write in the pages without damaging the cover. It's also got a little ribbon as a built in bookmark.What I also love about this book--other than it's a journal and I love journals--is the design of the pages themselves. The journal areas are short enough to not overwhelm you and long enough to write down what you have to say in regards to the prompt. And the prompts? Love them. They aren't too vague nor too specific, so no matter what you do for your daily activities, they apply to your life. I haven't used pencil on these pages or crayons, but the pages take to different kinds of pens really well. I haven't yet had to look at a pen and say "well, can't use that one. Bummer." And also, you can fill in your own dates. Why is this great? Maybe we don't have time to write every single day, especially on overtime days. Maybe this page doesn't apply to my day as well as THAT page does. The fill-in-the-date format lets you do these pages at your own pace, in whatever order you want. Buy this book for you, for a friend, a coworker, or family member. You won't regret it.I got this book for free from Blogging for books in exchange for an honest review.

  • Angela Burkhead
    2019-01-25 19:38

    4 StarsThis is an interesting little book, not at all what I was expecting.The journal is small, nice and compact, vibrant and a bit feminine. It would easily fit in a medium size purse to carry with you and despite the fact it says journal right on the cover, I don't believe anyone would pick it up thinking it carried your deepest, darkest thoughts and ideals (you're secrets are safe here).From other reviews I expected each page to have some inspirational quote to jump start your day or to wind you down from a long day of frustration-something cute and sappy and perhaps a bit half-asses.That is not the case. This journal isn't simply a happy-go-lucky, pick-me-up inspirational book. Each page prompts you to submit a unique entry, sometimes it asks about the way part of your day, others your worries, a few take a very serious, thought provoking dive into your past and how you've grown. A small space is left for you to write reflect the days entry.It's not simply a journal to write your daily thoughts and I like that. If you have more to write or more you'd like to say then I'd suggest have a second journal to go along with this. I believe The Instant Happy Journal is a quick, thought provoking book to take a moment out of your day to focus on yourself and gather your thoughts.I'm actually kind of excited to get started.This book was given to me for review by Blogging for Books.

  • Connie
    2019-01-22 18:49

    Besides all the wonderful prompts and things to think about for each day, I love that there is plenty of room to write and the pages aren't numbered. I want to share some of the thoughts and prompts that I found in this book, so you can get an idea of what it contains: * Burn the candles. Use the satin sheets. Wear those silk and cashmere clothes. Don't save it all for a special occasion. Today is special. How might you indulge yourself?* Word of the day: blesson. (When you are able to view painful lessons as blessings. What blessings can you find that a challenge taught you?* A secret to happiness: Never let another person control your emotions.* What have you said "no" to recently? What do you need to say "no" to? * Love yourself for who you are now. Believe in who you have the power to become.* You can't control how some people will treat you or what they'll say but you can control how you will respond.* Be a kind person. Yes, even to jerks. Let them be jerks. You be a kind person.There are days to work through things you might have done that weren't kind, and days to contemplate when others weren't kind to you. There are uplifting thoughts and opportunities to write about the good in you. I think this is a nice opportunity to get to know yourself and enlarge your life. I received a downloaded copy for review purposes, but I like it so much, I plan to buy the softcover version.

  • Rachel (Life of a Female Bibliophile)
    2019-02-02 17:37

    There are a lot of journals to choose from in the world of journal writing, but Instant Happy Journal’s format is simple and easy for journaling newcomers like myself. When I was younger I used to write in my journal all the time, but as I got older I found it hard to find the time to sit down and write like I used to. With Instant Happy Journal I found enjoyment in journal writing once again.This journal is filled with 365 days of creative prompts and questions that have you reflect about your day or what’s currently going on in your life. Most importantly, it wants to help you put a positive spin on your life so you can have a more optimistic outlook. I liked the short answer aspect of the book and that I didn’t have to write a daily page long response. This is a helpful feature for people who are always on-the-go and don’t always have time to write a lot. I also found that this journal is a nice stress reliever and that it is a great way to calm down after a long, hectic day.I’ll be honest here and say that I don’t write in this journal everyday like I should. I tend to forget write sometimes, but even if I’ve missed a day or two this journal doesn’t make me feel guilty despite the fact that it’s supposed to a daily process.All in all, I would definitely recommend Instant Happy Journal for journaling newcomers and fans of journal writing. It’s a great way to put a positive spin on your day!

  • Apryl Anderson
    2019-02-15 17:27

    Here is a collection of “happiness prompters” to inspire reflection and focus on joy, appreciation and love in your daily living. Evidence shows that, as we seek the awe-inspiring, we will find it.Some of her invented words are quite amusing, while others are just annoying. Oopsortunity is one of the better ones, don’t you think? I’m not sure that any of these inspirations are original. My own journals are gleanings from countless other self-help and personal coaching guides, and I recognize more than a few in these pages. Perhaps the best exercise for each of us is to create our own individualized wisdom books and not rely on others to do the work for us. I do like her colloquial, chatty way of wording her prompts, although it comes off as rather flippant. In that case, the best market for this book would probably be teen and early-20 girls, which is not a bad thing at all.Interesting timing here, this provision of ‘Instant Happy’ so soon after the film “Inside Out.” I like that self-medicated—more accurately: meditated—mental health is no longer a taboo subject!I received an electronic advance copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review for, so I can’t speak to the design and layout. There is great potential here for a really exciting appearance, upping the inspiration to a whole new level.

  • Bibliophile Wonderland Reviews
    2019-01-25 11:35

    The cover caught my eye automatically. It was just so colorful in the variety of colors. It reminded me of a falls day with all the warm tones going on. The title says it all to what it is about. Just staring at it I think it might make some people think happy or crack a smile. The title as well Instant HAPPY Journal . this is the type of book is for the person who is into keeping journals and like them to have e a sort of theme per say or quotes. Down to the point this is essentially a journal that has blank date space and “Happiness prompters”. It suppose to inspire you to think and act positive. So, say you have a bad day, you open your journal and read the quote and write out whatever it is you want. It could be venting out but in the form of writing it out, then just leave the negative thoughts and feelings in that piece of paper and the words that were written down. Personally I’ve had journals in the past and none have quotes on them, but after I’ve written my thoughts and feelings out I feel relatively better. So, in a way this is a two in one your getting. You let out your frustration and then as a bonus get a positive prompt to make your day better. I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.

  • Laurie
    2019-02-03 16:38

    I am in LOVE with this little book!Every now and then a book comes into your life.....this is one of them! Small in stature, it is the perfect size to keep in your purse or briefcase. Journaling has been an important part of my life in both coping with life's difficult and challenging moments as well as chronicling the blessings life brings to me.In Karen Sahlmansohn's " Instant Happy Journal", she provides both the vehicle (the book) and the prompts (the journal entry suggestions) for you to hit the ground running. If you have always wanted to begin a journal but didn't know how or where to start, please consider getting this book.It has prompts for 365 entries, just perfect for a year full of journaling. Some of the prompts are: "The Soul gets stiff when it doesn't stretch itself daily. What have you been doing or can do to stretch who you are and grow a little?" and "It's never too late to be what you might have been". Interesting and insightful prompts.I hope she plans on creating a new book for every year!"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

  • Diane Estrella
    2019-02-13 15:32

    I can't say that every page you look upon in this book with instantly make you happy, but I believe the author's intent is to give you something unique to direct you toward and focus on daily.With quotes like: "The purpose of your life is to find and pursue the purpose of your life." and "Complaining is draining." this book gives great nuggets to think about and reflect on. I think the author purposefully leaves the prompts open ended so if you believe in God, fate, self, etc., the reader can make it relate to their own belief system personally.The journal is a perfect size to easily fit in one hand and write with the other. The colors and font used are simple but soothing and peaceful. It comes with a string marker to keep your place and be ready for the next day. I like that the reader can add their own dates on each page so if you miss a day's writing or are looking for a specific date you entered, you can easily find it. Overall, a nicely done and useful tool to encourage journaling.I received a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books, for my honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

  • Teela
    2019-01-24 14:23

    What if someone told you, "choose to be a choosier choice chooser"? Or what if you were encouraged, "Don't let bad people turn you antisocial. Just become antijerks. Vow to get out and about, instead of sitting home to pout! Plan (and write it in the journal) a fun activity." These and 363 more motivational quotes or thought provoking questions are packed into Karen Salmansohn's small instant HAPPY journal published by Ten Speed Press.I'm not sure that I agree with every quip or thought presented in this 'happy journal' but do agree that we spend way too many moments on negative thoughts and many times do not choose to look on the bright side.I recommend this little Happy journal as an exercise in retraining our thought process into a more positive and productive life or maybe as a gift of encouragement for a friend who always sees the glass half empty or maybe for that Scrooge on your list.

  • Lenissa Davis
    2019-02-08 15:50

    This has to be my favorite journal prompt book that I had so far. As the book description says, it does have thought provoking prompters. I completed one week, so I don't expect to see much difference now, but going through the book I can see myself becoming a much more positive person than I am now. Some of the prompts are like write a letter to yourself or to someone who did so-and-so to you, stuff like that. The only problem that I had with this is how short the physical book is, I wish it was a longer, because with the letter prompts, you can't really write that much down. It would of been nice to have those prompts have a few blank pages between the next prompt. Overall I can't wait to write more in it, so when I look back to the day I started, I wouldn't be able to believe how I was back then.I received this book for an honest review from Blogging For Books

  • Autumn Curry
    2019-02-16 11:29

    When I saw this book, I thought Instant Happy Journal by Karen Salmansohn was a great alternative to the large books I normally read.  Instead of having to follow a plot line, the book is full of 365 writing prompts to help you see something good in your day.  I already write down  little thingsthat make me happy everyday, but I liked that this was more constructive and made me think harder.Read the rest of my reviewhere .

  • Kimberly
    2019-02-12 15:29

    This book came along at just the right time. I was looking for something that would encourage me to begin a journal and this is it. As I entered the book and I saw some of the inspirations, I could begin writing immediately. Some include "What do you say to yourself when you're feeling really confident." "Aim yourself forward, not backwards." and "What is your intuition trying to wake you up to?"With one of these inspirations facing you everyday it is easy to begin, or end the day on a positive foot. I love this and I would recommend it to anyone.I was given this book by Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest opinion.

  • Beyond the Pages
    2019-01-25 15:39

    I was so excited when I received my review copy of Instant Happy Journal. I just knew it would be an incredible journey into self., it wasn't. I was so disappointed. It was not what I thought it would be. It did have inspirational quotes, journaling preps and comments to steer the reader toward some sense of self-realization, but it didn't have any meat to it. It lacked meaningful content, in my opinion. Perhaps, I set myself up. I don't know. I wish I had a better report, but it is, as they say, what it is. Rating: 2/5Recommend: -Audience: AllARC Source: Ten Speed Press

  • Lady Leal
    2019-01-29 13:33

    I think it is about a year ago, I was introduced to the philosophy and life attitude of Karen Salmansohn. I have read her books and followed her program on relationship advice and I have truly been inspired. Her daily emails and quotes have become a part of my life and lifts for my spirit. I cannot but thank her for the light she brings in my life and others through her books and creative journals. I would recommend her vision of life to anybody who wants to create happiness and love in their lives. Her life wisdom feels truly heartwarming, genuine and is an inspiration for growth in life.

  • Josie
    2019-02-03 14:30

    I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in return for an honest review.The Instant Happiness Journal has daily prompts that focus on happiness and positive emotions. I particularly liked that the dates are blank, so that they can be completed when it makes sense to do so. Though it does not appear to be marketed towards women, the colors and design strike me as being more likely to be appealing to women. This journal would make a lovely gift for a friend who is looking to place more of an emphasis on happiness.

  • Isis Ray-sisco
    2019-02-06 11:37

    Great book for when you need inspiration. I journal a lot and sometimes I run out of things to talk about. All I have to do now is turn to my Instant Happy Journal and find a topic of choice and write away. I like the topics and the look of the book. My only complaint is there isn't enough room to actually journal if you are long winded. I hope future versions of the book allow a lot more space. I would still recommend the book to journalers and bloggers!

  • Sara
    2019-02-16 12:49

    I read and am reviewing an ARC (digital edition) of this book.Similar products can easily be found in bookstores, yes. What sets this book apart from the competition? It's not too sappy or overbearing. The prompts aren't going to make you to cry with joy or demand that you feel grateful for everything in your life. The prompts are breezy and make for good casual journaling. This would make a good gift or basis for someone wanting to begin journaling but doesn't feel confident.

  • Becca
    2019-01-29 16:23

    An enjoyable book full of prompts. I love the concept, and was definitely inspired by some of the prompts. At times, I found the journal to be somewhat repetitive-- there's only so much writing about gratitude I can do every day of the year before I'm eager for some diversity! Glad I have it as a resource, but I wouldn't buy it for myself.

    2019-01-18 13:49

    A thought every day to make you think about happiness and fulfillment in your life; nice but nothing particularly new or innovative.Un pensiero al giorno per riflettere su tutto quello per cui dovremmo essere grati nella vita e per tutto quello che ci rende felici o che dovrebbe; carino, ma niente di particolarmente innovativo.THANKS TO NETGALLEY AND TEN SPEED PRESS FOR THE PREVIEW!