The Happiness Journal
Journaling About What It Means to Be Happy
NEW JOURNALING COURSE: START TODAY
Are you happy? Are you finding joy in your life? Defining what happiness means can be difficult, because happiness means different things to different people. But we all can discover the sources of our happiness, and the challenges that get in the way of our happiness. The purpose of this course is to use journal writing to help you explore what happiness means to you, how you experience it, and how you can bring more happiness into your life.
This course is based on the popular book, The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin. As you respond to the 35 daily journaling prompts for this course, you will explore what happiness means to you, and because you’re using journal writing you’ll gain more insight about your own life.
The Happiness Journal is a thematic approach to journal writing which is designed to use journal writing for personal growth and enrichment.
I look forward to hearing about what you learn as you respond to the journaling prompts for this course.
Testimonials About NaJoWriMo
I've definitely been enjoying my first experience with NaJoWriMo! I didn't realize what a rut my journaling had fallen into until I started working with the daily prompts for this October theme. I've discovered unexpected advantage as well. I write fiction but recently entered the genre arena of creative nonfiction/essays. The NaJoWriMo prompts have helped me loosen up the scholastic ultra-formality I learned for essay writing long ago in school.
Thanks, Bakari! I'm already looking forward to the next NaJoWriMo!
Thank you Bakari for commenting on my first entry of the #NaJoWriMo! And yes, you are right, there was ”more creativity” within me than I first thought once I sat down with the question of the initial prompt.
Will use the prompts to spark new blog posts, but possibly spread them out more than on a daily basis!
Too often, my journal devolves into something more like a record of daily events rather than creative expressions or inner explorations. This will be the first time I've worked with prompts for a guided journaling experience. Looking forward to it. :)
Author and long time journal writer, Bakari Chavanu is the creator of National Journal Writing Month (NaJoWriMo), which begin January 1, 2015. Bakari is the author of the interactive book, Starting From Day One: Using the Day One Journaling App to Record and Enrich Your Life, and he’s been keeping a journal for over 35 years.