Is It Time to Start Journaling Again?

Is It Time to Start Journaling Again?

Strengthen your wrist and your mind, while giving your keyboard a break, with these 10 Dwell-approved journals and notebooks.

Writing in my diary used to be a daily activity; at the end of every day, I would try to spend 15 minutes going over the day, commemorating important events or simply scrawling "nothing unusual. Maybe tomorrow?" Over time the writing faded, notebooks disappearing into bookshelves I no longer perused. I hadn’t though much about it until I was scrolled past a black, lined journal on a webstore. Nothing too flashy, but it got me thinking about the last time I had had a conversation with myself. 

Sure, I haven’t seen my coworkers, friends, or family in person for months, and I miss the casual chatter, the gossip, the laughter. But I’m talking about the talks you have with your past, present, and future self that can only be had within the confines of a notebook, personal blog, or the occasional Word doc. A peek into the pysche of yourself years ago that make you think, "huh! who would have thought things would turn out the way they did?" It can put things in perspective, or even just allow you to get to know yourself a little better. The world is a scary place to be right now; you should take care of what’s happening on the inside just as much as you should about what’s going on around you.

So I clicked "add to cart" and thus began my journey—and I think you should, too! Here are a few options I think would be primed for revealing some deep, dark secrets, writing grocery lists, or just getting some good ol’ doodling energy out.

Appointed Notebook & Brass Page Markers Set
Sometimes you just need to write it out. Appointed's signature notebook is the perfect coworker—a stylish utility player that makes taking notes, tackling to-do-lists, brainstorming, or just during-meeting-doodles a delight.
Topdrawer Bristol Journal (Medium)
In an age when so many of our words are captured and transmitted digitally, it’s important now, more than ever, to keep a practice of putting pen to paper.
Shinola Medium Hard Linen Journal
Hard linen journals are American-made and feature a smyth-sewn binding, which provides a high level of durability and enables the pages to lie perfectly flat.
ROYCE Contemporary Pebble Grained Journal
Engage in the craft of journaling with the Contemporary Pebble Grained Journal. Sometimes, it’s the journal on which you write that will boost your motivation to put pen to paper. With its silver gilt-edged lined ivory paper, each flick of the pen will feel like it rightfully belongs.
Montblanc Lined Notebook
Chrome-tanned Italian Saffiano calfskin enriches a handsome notebook featuring lined, watermarked pages and a built-in ribbon bookmark.  ...
Rustico 5 Year Journal
Rustico’s latest leather-bound journal that helps you meet your goals and provide a wonderful trip down memory lane.
Bellroy Notebook Cover & Pen
Keep your big ideas in a delightfully small package – this notetaking combo fits easily in your bag or pocket.
Rifle Paper Co. Fabric Journal
Let our Fable Fabric Journal inspire your storytelling with each turn of the page. It features a hard cover wrapped in printed book cloth, lay-flat binding, a coordinating bookmark, and gold foil accents.
Rustico Writer's Log Leather Refillable Notebook
"The greatest loss is the paper archive - no more a great stack of manuscripts, letters, and notebooks from a writer's life, but only a tiny pile of disks, little plastic cookies where once were calligraphic marvels.” - Paul Theroux It’s easy to romanticize about the written word as travel writer...

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