I'm Jennie, author of the book, Happy Journal, Happy Life, and your host of the happy journal challenge. In the next 30 days, we are going to grow our mindfulness and happiness muscles as we look for and expect the good things in our lives.

Welcome to the Happy Journal Challenge

Hi everyone! I’m Jennie, author of the book, Happy Journal, Happy Life, and your host of the #happyjournalchallenge. In the next 30 days, we are going to grow our mindfulness muscles as we look for and expect the good things in our lives.

Let me be really honest here. I know there are a lot of reasons why a happiness challenge might seem out of place right now. Every single one of us has difficulties in our lives, whether they are physical, spiritual, emotional. And we all have friends and families who are struggling right now too. This is not an attempt to be Pollyanna and blindly dance through life.

Want to learn how to dot journal? The concept behind a bullet journal is simple: it's your go-to place for your planner needs, to do list, and journal. But does it work? This author shares her method and so far, I've been loving the ideas I've learned!

How to Start a Dot Journal

Are you a planner girl? A list writer? A journalista? I am all the above but when I saw the dot journal movement start up a couple of years ago, I kind of, um, rolled my eyes. I LOVE to create and make things so you would think that creating layouts for my planner would be super fun.

But when I scrolled through the bullet journaling (also called dot journaling) images on Instagram and Pinterest, all I could conjur up was feelings of overwhelm. I have to use a ruler? These pages are PERFECT and GORGEOUS and wow, I don’t have time for that.

So I put it off.