How to create a journaling nook


As we recover from the pandemic, many of us are still processing the life-altering implications the new virus had on our lives. Fear of the unknown. Loss of loved ones. Isolation. Children learning remotely. Panic-buying toilet paper.

These past couple of years have taken its toll on our minds and hearts, and the need to look after our mental well-being has never been more necessary. While forest bathing and sourdough bread-making became synonymous with providing self-care during COVID, another movement has been on the rise — journalling, writing down your thoughts and feelings to understand them better. Studies have shown that done daily, writing in a journal can help reduce stress, improve your mood, help process negative thoughts and harness self-discovery and goals.

You may be thinking back to your teenage diaries written strictly under lock and key. These small, lined books always soothed the soul after some high school drama, right? That’s because writing down what we think and feel lets us express ourselves freely without judgement; it’s a way to process our concerns, issues, problems and fears.

Are you looking to reconnect with pen and paper? Why not create a journalling nook? Much like a reading nook, this space is about creating a cosy, inviting atmosphere so you can let your thoughts flow. Here are 11 products to keep in mind when creating your special space.

1 L’Union arc floor lamp with rattan shade in black metal by Athena Calderone. $599.

2 Martini side table with white marble base. $699.

3 The wildflower candle. $52.

4 Regis lounge chair in juniper green. $929.

5 Vestervig multicolour flat woven rug. $299.

6 Flow mug in black by Ferm Living. $24.

7 Five-year keepsake journal set by Rifle Paper Co. $80.

8 Original ballet slipperS in cognac. $90.

9 Chaga coconut chai. $17.

10 Esbella throw. $109.

11 Bullet pen in gold by Hay. $13.

Sara Duck
Sara Duck
With over 15 years' experience as a magazine editor, writer and content creator, Sara brings her passion for design and decor to our pages each issue. @bysaraduck
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