The new year is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to jot down some goals, lists, a few things you’re grateful for, or what you did today. A journal can help you with all of these and more.
You can use a journal as more than just a diary, although, of course, you can use one for that, too. However, it’s also a fantastic way to track your habits, log your progress on health and fitness goals, or even jot down your dreams.
No matter what purpose you have in mind, there’s probably a journal designed specifically for it. If not, you can just customize a blank one. Here are 22 journals you can use in 2022 to jot down pretty much anything.
For those who want to get in the habit of good old-fashioned journaling, a blank one will probably work best. If you just want to write a few morning pages or record your daily thoughts, there are still some different types of journals you can choose from.
From dot-grid styles that allow you to more easily bullet journal to those that contain classic lined notebook paper, these blank journals can be customized to suit just about any purpose:
LEUCHTTURM1917 Medium A5 Dotted Hardcover Notebook
The official choice for bullet journaling. It's also an excellent journal-meets-planner hybrid option.
Moleskine Classic Notebook XL Soft Cover
It's classic for a reason. The oversized, lined pages are ideal for making lists, writing morning pages, or jotting down feelings and events.
Four-Pack A5 Blank Journal
Perfect when you're on the go! These travel-size notebooks feature elastic closures and will easily fit in a bag or backpack.
Soft Cover Spiral Notebook Journal 2-Pack
A spiral-bound, minimalist option with blank pages you can use for list-making, sketching, and more.
If you’re working on some health, weight, or fitness goals in 2022, you might want a journal specifically designed to track your progress in these areas. Here are some of our fave options for tracking exercise, eating habits, meal prep, and more:
SaltWrap Daily Fitness Planner
Track both food and exercise in one place. There's also a training log for setting goals and managing workouts, and food sections for recording the nutrition info for each meal.
Cossac Fitness Journal & Workout Planner
Perfect for those focused on working out. A premade daily log allows you to track each type of exercise you do, as well as jot down any feelings or thoughts about your progress.
Bright Line Eating Official Food Journal
If you're focused on food and weight loss, this option is ideal. There are specific prompts for recording your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and hydration each day. You can also jot down any feelings or thoughts in the 'Notes/Gratitiudes' section.
Legacy Five Meal Planner Notebook
If you need a meal-planner and -tracker, this one's for you! It has labeled sections for grocery lists, meal planning, and, of course, tracking your nutrition.
Do you regularly have vivid dreams you can’t seem to shake? Some believe our dreams are the manifestation of our subconscious thoughts. Recording them in a dream journal can not only help you remember more details, but it’ll also give you a chance to reflect on what they might mean.
If you’re interested in remembering, and/or trying to figure out the meaning of, your dreams, any of these journals can help:
The Dreaming I: An Interactive Dream Journal
Not only can you record and reflect on your dreams, but there's also a handy interpretation guide included! It's also filled with prompts and activities to help you explore your dreams further.
Dreams: 2 in 1 Dream Journal and Sketchbook
Those with an artistic streak will love this sketchbook/journal hybrid. There's a space to describe your dream and draw any people, animals, symbols, or anything else you can remember.
Dream Journal Notebook
If you're just getting started with dream journaling, the prompts and interpretations in this option will guide you through the process.
Eccolo Lined Journal Notebook
This simple, lined journal is perfect for those who want something more customizable. The 256 ruled pages allow you to track and interpret your dreams any way you want.
Focusing more on your physical health is an excellent goal, but don’t forget about your mental health. A wellness journal can remind you to take care of this aspect, as well.
From jotting down takeaways from meditation sessions to prompts that encourage you to reflect on self-care, these journals will help you take better care of all of you:
Do It For Yourself (Guided Journal): A Motivational Journal
Looking to reflect on your goals, narrow down your motivations, and hype yourself up? This prompt-journal does all of that and more.
Clever Fox Wellness Planner
This planner/journal has it all! You can set goals and intentions for everything from healthy habits and productivity to, of course, self-care.
Daily Positivity Journal For Happiness, Wellness, Mindfulness & Self Care
You'll get inspirational quotes, and sections to jot down affirmations, monthly reflection prompts, and self-assessments, all in one place.
Trust The Journey Journal
Simple and straight-forward, with prompts that encourage you to reflect on your self-care, goals, habits, and emotions.
The Five Minute Journal: A Happier You in 5 Minutes a Day
If you can find five free minutes each day, you can start a gratitude journal. There are sections for creating daily affirmations and recording what you're grateful for each day.
Not everyone is a planner, and that’s okay. However, if one of your goals is to be more productive or organized, a productivity journal can ease you into the process.
From crafting daily to-do lists to adding reflections on your work goals, these journals can relieve some of the pressure that comes with planning, and even make it fun:
SELF Journal by BestSelf
This planner/journal hybrid allows you to record your goals for each day, what you're grateful for, your goals for the future, and how you feel at the end of each day.
The 5-Minute Productivity Journal
Quick, easy, and effective, with room for you to record your self-care, plans, and top three goals for each day.
The Sunrise Manifesto Guided Morning Journal
If you have a new morning routine, this option is perfect! There's space to reflect on the previous day, set your intentions for today, and make a to-do list.
Productivity Planner: Plan Out Your Daily & Long Term Goals and Become More Productive this Year
The undated layout features an inspirational quote for each day. There are also prompts for that day's most important tasks and must-dos, and a notes section to record your thoughts.
Goal Getter (A Productivity Journal)
Manage your priorities with just a hint of planning. Sort out your most important tasks with some motivational quotes along the way.
Journaling is a healthy way to express your thoughts and feelings, record the day’s events, or help you achieve your goals. No matter your reasons for taking it up, one of these journals can help you make plans, express yourself more, or be more productive in 2022.