The 52 Lists Project book
14th February 2017
A year ago I picked up the One Line A Day journal, and a year on I’m happy to say that I’ve managed to keep on top of it and that I haven’t missed a single day.
I wrote a whole post about the One Line A Day journal, but basically the concept is that you write just a couple of lines about your day every single day, and there’s enough space to to this for 5 years.
Now that I’m into my second year of using this journal I’m getting to see what I was up to this time last year which is really nice, even if this time last year we were in the middle of moving house and it was super stressful! I’m getting all reflective and I enjoying being able to see how far I’ve come in just a year.
Anyway, having the One Line A Day journal has shown me just how much I love of keeping of journal and documenting everyday life.
The book contains 52 journal list prompts, which means there is one a week for a year, and there are two lined pages for each prompt so you can write down your lists. The book is split up into seasons, with some of the prompts being relevant to a particular season while others are just quite general.
At the end of each list there is a “Take Action” instruction for you to get thinking about the list you’ve just created.
I didn’t buy this book until February, but I wanted it to be a project for 2017, so I had a bit of catching up to do, but I feel that this allowed me to get more familiar with the set up of it. My plan is to take some time out on a Monday evening each week to fill in a new list.
This books is very aesthetically pleasing! The cover is beautiful, as are all the photographs and illustrations inside. I’m completely in love with the hand lettering throughout the book. I’m feeling inspired to learn how to write like this myself.
If you look up the hashtag #52ListsProject on Instagram and Twitter you can see how other people are filling in their journals. Some people are getting really creative with theirs, but I’m just being boring and sticking to a standard list! It’s a great source of inspiration though if you are struggling to think of what to write.
There is also another version of the book called 52 Lists for Happiness which, of course, is more focused on happiness. You could fill in both books at the same time but I’m just going to focus on the one this year, and if I manage to keep on top of it then I’ll probably buy the happiness one for next year.
So far I’m really enjoying using this journal. I love taking some time out of my day to write in my journals and just get away from my laptop! Here’s hoping I can keep it with it through the rest of 2017.
Are you into journaling?