At this point in my life I've come to accept that I'm never going to be a meditation person. I just don't have the temperament conducive to a quiet mind  (I'm a Gemini), so I'm turning to the next best thing: Journaling. My once-embarrassing middle school pastime, has, in recent years, been embraced by the cool kids of the wellness set. For good reason - journaling has been shown to reduce stress, help manage anxiety, increase self-confidence, promote mindfulness, and even strengthen your immune system. To help encourage me to actually sit down and do it, a chic notebook, like this customizable one by Desmond & Dempsey, wouldn't hurt.

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