Last week we looked at how your Say Nice Things journal or notebook could be used to help plan the travel adventure of a lifetime. In this second instalment, we share some tips and ideas for using your journal during your trip to ensure you preserve travel memories in a unique and special way.
As another year draws to a close, it’s time to start thinking about the year ahead and after the excitement of Christmas one way to keep yourself motivated is using your notebook to write down and plan what you want to achieve in 2017. Here are our top tips for keeping your New Year’s resolutions this year.
Not a morning person? Would you describe yourself as an exhausted pigeon rather than an early bird? If you can’t function without your morning coffee we may just have the solution for you. Called 'Morning Pages', it's a simple, daily writing routine you can use with your Say Nice Things notebook or journal to help improve your well-being and free your mind.
The journal or diary is a hugely popular format that has been widely used to great effect, with writers deploying the familiar structure to tell powerful personal stories. Using first person prose creates a strong feeling of intimacy and connection with the protagonist, helping readers to get inside the mind of the narrator and increasing the believability. In no particular order, here are some of our favourite fictional journals of all time.
Millions of people keep journals to record their hopes, fears and ambitions alongside the more humdrum details of their lives. Most are never read by anyone but the author, they are private works written for personal pleasure or a little bit of therapy. But some, either by accident or by design have been transformed from confidential accounts into international best sellers. Here is our pick of some of the most iconic journals and diaries of all time.
Remember studying the Tudors back when you were eight years old, drawing pictures of Henry VIII and all his wives, you used a nice thick black calligraphy marker pen to make it look authentic didn’t you? Well if you’re like us, you haven’t picked up one of those pens since. But it seems they’re not only back, but they’ve been upgraded.
Seriously, who doesn’t love a list? Groceries, check. Christmas gifts, check. Films to see before you die, check. And the list of lists goes on. But why do we love a list? As far as we can tell there are two main reasons, firstly organisation and secondly satisfaction of completing the tasks. Lets consider this in more detail, in the most appropriate format, a list of course.
While writing by hand is more time-consuming compared to typing on a keyboard, it has significant benefits and is better at engraving valuable information into our long term memory.
While keeping a journal is an act of introspection, that doesn't mean it isn't valuable or worthwhile. There are a number of health benefits that come from putting pen to paper, as well as evidence to suggest that journaling can impact and improve our lives in many other ways.
Ok, let’s get one confession out of the way before we start. There’s nothing we love more at Say Nice Things than making lists in our notebooks; they help us to get stuff done and keep us motivated. So here's the Top 10 things we love about autumn.
Wednesday 27th April marks a very special day for us and is possibly our favourite day of the year (not including Christmas, of course). Yes, it's World Stationery Day when we all share our passion for all things stationery and the written word.