Monday, 22 December 2014

2015 Diary Ideas!

2015 Journal ideas


2015 is just around the corner folks, and with a new year comes new starts, new ideas, and new diaries! Yes, I get excited about stationary - deal with it!

I’ve been keeping journals for quite a few years now - from exercise books to fancy hardback bound books, pretty traditional dear diary style journals. With 2015 just around the corner I was thinking about trying something different with my diary keeping. I write reams and reams in my journals, waffling on about the days events, good and bad. I go all around the houses and give myself cramp by the end of the entry - as much as I love doing this, I want to try doing it differently!

If your looking to mix up your diary keeping, or maybe even try it for the first time, here’s a few fun and inventive journals I’m eyeing up that could be the perfect 2015 diary for you and I!

1. Q & A 5 Year Diary £10

I love a good prompt! 5 years is a big commitment if you’re new to keeping a diary but imagine looking back on how you’ve answered the same questions differently over the last 5 years? Each day in this diary gives you a new prompt, a new question, e.g ‘what was tough today?’ and ‘what is your mission’. I love this idea, somedays you just don’t know what to write so a prompt is much needed! 

2. Wreck this journal £5

I know, I know, I mention this journal every chance I get yet I haven’t even completed my own yet - but I will be in 2015! This book forces you to break the rules when it comes to journalling and using notebooks. From breaking the spine to recording your dinner, burying a page in your neighbours garden and filling a double spread with circles - the creative possibilities are endless. Not a conventional diary for sure, but it’s different and we like different around here! Pop on over to Pinterest to see how some seriously amazingly creative people have wrecked their journals!

3. Sketch-a-day journal £12.46

Keeping a diary doesn’t just have to be about words - it can be visual too. I’m not much of an artist, heck even my stickmen are wonky but if you’re a more visual person, this is the journal for you! One page - one sketch - every single day. Drawing can be just as therapeutic as writing - even if you’re no Picasso! And who says you have to show anyone? Though I don’t draw much I love the idea of making collages on the pages or sticking in mementos like cinema tickets or a receipt from a special meal. 

4. Can’t sleep write now £7.69

Not necessarily a daily journal per say, but if you find yourself struggling to doze off, this is a great way to make that time before you finally drift off more productive. Not only will it make you really think, and put down in words the subconscious thoughts behind why you might be struggling to sleep, it will allow you to get down on paper all those amazingly brilliant ideas you have right before sleep takes you! I always have all these epically amazing ideas as I’m falling asleep - but I can never remember them come morning! I don’t think I’d keep this as a stand alone journal, but it would make a great partner to one of the above!

5. Listography journal £8.39

I’m forever writing lists! Shopping lists, to-do lists, lists of lists, goals, blog post ideas - if you can put it in a list you can guarantee I already have! The listography journal encourages you to put together your autobiography in list form. Though it’s not a daily journal, it’s a project that would be fun to work on over the course of 2015! 

6. Moleskine colour-a-month box set £19.57

It might look like a more traditional journal but I love these beautiful moleskine journals. The hardback case contains 12 64-page pocket sized moleskine notebooks, each with an embossed number, 1 - 12 on the cover. Maybe your a traditional journalist, or you want to incorporate ideas from the above journals - either way these notebooks give you free range to create your own diary, then have them stored securely and beautifully! 

7. Go digital

If your looking for a more digital diary in 2015, you might want to consider taking part in monthly challenges, such as the photo-a-day challenges you see on Instagram - you can either go with the given prompts or just record your day in just one photo - then at the end of 2015, have them printed through the likes of Prinstagram in a photo book, or use them for your 2016 desk calendar! It’s a wonderfully creative and visual way to look back on your year!

How will you be recording 2015? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,







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22 comments:

  1. I'm definitely going to get a diary for 2015. I kept one throughout 2011 but never tried again. I think they're fab ideas x


    Lizzie's Corner Blog

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    1. You should try again! Sometimes something less conventional than a 'dear diary' style works wonders - you just have to find what works for you!

      Sarah :)

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  2. i got wreck this journal a long time ago but kind of forgot to finish it haha

    xx danielle // shades of danielle // bloglovin

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  3. I used to keep a diary and I wish I still did. but because I am so used to blogging it really hurts my hand trying to write my thoughts down...lol how sad and pathetic right?? I have a private journal on wordpress.com that I really need to use more!!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. Not sad and pathetic at all! I know the feeling! That's why I try and keep my blog posts on a less than personal side at times, my diary gives me a place to put down different kinds of thoughts, more personal and less Facebook friendly lol! Journalling is so good for us though, it really does free us from any burdens and stresses we might not even realise we're carrying until we put pen to paper.

      Sarah :)

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  4. I bought the Q&A diary for my friend and it was beautiful! I'm thinking of getting myself one to start the new year with :) Great suggestions!

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    1. I'm thinking of getting myself a 5 year line a day diary, I love the idea of being able to keep looking back on the same day over a few years and seeing how things change!

      Sarah :)

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  5. Oh this was such a creative post, loved it x
    Wishing you a lovely new year
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin

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    1. Thanks! Happy New Year to you too!

      Sarah :)

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  6. I've wanted Wreck this journal for ages now, looks like so much fun!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. It is! You should pick one up and make it your New Years project! I think it would be great if you've got a trip planned! Such a different way to document a holiday!

      Sarah :)

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  7. I really want a wreck this journal. I'm so bad at keeping paper diaries, I only use them for a month or so and then I forget or don't have time or something.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. I used to be like that, I was too worried about someone finding them and reading what I had wrote but now, well I couldn't care less! It's an unwritten rule, you just don't read it, and if you do, don't blame me if you don't like what you see! The Wreck it journals are so different, not a 'dear diary' at all!

      Sarah :)

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  8. Love this post, and even though I should go for a digital diary, I still love a old fashioned pen and paper!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. I prefer pen and paper over digital diaries. Digital are great for photos but for words, it feels more natural and cathartic to put pen to paper!

      Sarah :)

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  9. These are great ideas, thank you for sharing them.

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  10. This was such a great post to read! Gave me some inspiration for 2015!

    http://theperksofmeg.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Brilliant! I aim to inspire! If you pick any up let me know!

      Sarah :)

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  11. Listography sounds amazing, I love lists! I even make lists of what lists I need to make haha!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. Haha, you're not the only one who makes lists of lists that need to be made, I do that too! My life is just one never ending list haha!

      Sarah :)

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