Health and wellness have become top-of-mind for me this year. Sure, 2017 held so many AMAZING moments that I’ll never forget but it also threw a lot of curveballs. When life throws us curveballs it can be soooo easy to fall off your game plan, loose momentum or shift your mood but I’ve learned a couple tricks and implemented them into my daily routine. Not only have they helped lift my mood but they’ve also helped keep me focused and feeling positive no matter what is happening around me.

Growing up I always liked the idea of “journaling” but life, excuses and my inbox took precedent so when I recently learned about The Five Minute Journal, I knew I had to have it. Basically it’s a gratitude journal with a page to fill out every day and night listing what you are grateful for and how you could improve tomorrow.

The Five Minute Journal is your secret weapon to focus on the good in your life, become more mindful, and live with intention. With a simple structured format based on positive psychology research, you will start and end each day with gratitude. Thousands who use the journal have seen increased happiness, better relationships, and have become more optimistic.

I love The Five Minute Journal because it helps me focus on being grateful and living intentionally. It reminds me to make small adjustments every day to move closer to the outcome in my mind! I love sitting down at my desk to write my entry before I start my work for the day. It’s the best way to set the tone for the day and remind myself of my big-picture goals and how to go about actually acting on them. At the end of the day, I go back and see how I could have done things better which then spills into the following day.. you see where this is going.

Being that this is our Month of Giving, I couldn’t let Christmas pass without giving you and FOUR friends a shot at winning one each for yourselves!

Scroll down for how to enter:

Here’s How to Enter:
Make sure you are following both and @fiveminutejournal on Instagram and tag 4 friends who [aren’t already following me] you think would love to win! EASY. Increase your shot at winning X10 for each comment you leave on this blog post and over on my IG channel. FIVE friends / winners will be randomly selected on Sunday, December 17! GOOD LUCK xoxo


This post is in collaboration with The Five Minute Journal. As always, all opinions are my own.
Photography by: Christine Pienaar 


  • Reply Julie D at

    The five-minute journal is right up my alley! I wrote pages upon pages in my journal as a teen and would love to get back to it. The prompts are such a great idea. Following on IG and tagged four friends. :)

  • Reply Eileen at

    I just read about this the other day! @livinginbc

  • Reply Eileen at

    They look beautiful! Something about writing on paper vs typing on the computer. @livinginbc

  • Reply Lisa at

    I’ve been looking for a journal to help with self reflection and this seems to be interesting! Definitely tagging and following on IG :)

  • Reply Toni at

    Love the Five Minute Journal…would love to share with friends! Another great product ❤️

  • Reply Samantha Lenz at

    Oh this would be so amazing! I’ve always wanted one of these journals. Keeping my fingers crossed. Tags and likes on IG as well :)

  • Reply Carol at

    Thank you for this great give away! This 5 minute journal will be a great way to start the New Year with a more intentional life and bring more focus and happiness for 2018!

  • Reply Alayne Langford at

    I just recently found my journals when I was a teen and young adult! I love everything about the Five Minute Journal because it will help me to start journaling again! @mamalangs5

  • Reply Laura at

    Just started going through your blog the last half hour and definitely coming back. I love how everything is curated and reads genuine. I entered on instagram too @lollyvicius Thanks!

  • Reply Laura at

    I would use the journal to reflect at the end of each day since I often feel overwhelmed and too busy to appreciate the little things.

  • Reply Mélanie Richardson at

    Great idea! Journaling helps to not only set goals but to also let’s us look back to see how far we have come. Good way to start 2018!

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