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Is getting organised your top priority for 2023? Here are the best journals to help you do just that


By Sarah Gill
10th Jan 2023

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Is getting organised your top priority for 2023? Here are the best journals to help you do just that

If zeroing in on your organisational skills is one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2023, we’ve put together some key items that will help you make sure your life stays on track.

Did the last few months of 2022 flash before your very eyes at an alarmingly fast, stress-fuelled pace? Many of us entered into the new year resolving to take charge of our schedules, set a proper routine into motion, and just generally remain at the very top of our game.

Whether it’s to set your intentions or put plans down on paper, a good journal will help make these moments a little more mindful. Stress is not an easy feeling to appease, but putting pen to paper can really help to calm the nerves, applying something of a balm to any and all tension.

From stream of consciousness word vomiting out onto the page, to thoughtfully plotting out the steps of your next great adventure, finding a journal to suit your needs is guaranteed to help you compartmentalise your thoughts, goals, and potential next steps.

Naturally, there’s quite the impressive selection of homegrown businesses specialising in journals, diaries and notebooks to suit all requirements. From wedding planners to financial budgets, here are some IMAGE top picks…

Mojo & Co brain dump journal

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A brand that’s all too aware of the way in which technology rules our lives, Mojo & Co are on a mission to help their customers find a practical way to make their dreams a reality. With their brain dump journal, you can cleanse your mind, improve your mood, increase your productivity, and become the more creative, next level version of yourself for 2023. To help you filter out the noise, there are pages on goal setting, meal planning, weekly reviews, and plenty of motivational quotes.

This is You’s Home Organiser journal

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A business that began specialising in memory journals that has since grown into a luxury brand offering a range of keepsake products, This is You has come on in leaps and bounds since their inception in March 2021. The Home Organiser journal is perfect for keeping your mind on track when running a household, with plenty of reminders of maintenance requirements and financial planning. Made to help you keep track of major home expenses and renovations, or record your dreams and manifest them into reality, this journal makes for the perfect gift or self-motivational tool. Covers are customisable and come presented in a beautiful keepsake box.

The Head Plan’s 12-month financial journal

The perfect curated tool to help you finesse your money mindset and keep track of your spending habits, The Head Plan’s brand new 12-month financial journal aims to lead you to greater financial health and overall wellbeing. Whether you’re saving for a mortgage or a summer holiday, this journal is sure to help.

With an in-depth review section, it helps you identify where you’re spending, while learning how to gain control over your money habits. Key features include monthly income and outgoing payment tracking, budgeting for one-off occasions, progress trackers, and reviews to help you future-proof your finances.

badly made books

Specialising in high-quality, low-impact notebooks made entirely in county Cork, badly made books celebrate curiosity and determination. Made using recycled materials and risograph printing, these gorgeous little creations incorporate sustainability into every step of the process.

Whether you opt for a cheeky little minimalist headline, an Irish landscape or a quirky illustration of the cover, each notebook comes with pages that are either lined, dotted, left blank, or printed with a weekly planner. Bullet journal or personal diary, badly made books will cater to any and all needs.

Nonna Diary’s wedding planner

Beautifully finished with delicate gold foiled details, you can nestle all your plans and visions for your big day between the pages of this luxury hardback wedding planner. Nonna Diary also stocks an exquisite range of journals and notebooks, as well as health and fitness planners, pregnancy journals, and 2023 agendas.

Containing over 150 pages of detailed worksheets and inspiration mood boards to accompany you or your friend through your exciting wedding planning journey, they’re a perfect companion before, during and after your special day, and will provide a precious keepsake for years to come.

The Kind Co’s productivity daily deskpad

Versatile, functional, and easy-to-use, this productivity planner is an essential for any desk. This undated, all-in-one notepad tracks your schedule, tasks, habits, mood, and water intake daily, with space of mindful notes and inner thoughts. Fitted with double printed tear out pages for the maximum flexibility, The Kind Co are ensuring you stay focused and reach your goals.

Made with 100% recycled cardboard and paper, this A4 planner will make your life ten times easier if you’re working from home. The Kind Co also stock a range of other journals and notebooks, including their five minute journal, and the hugely popular positive planner.