10 Best Journals for Teens or Young Adults

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By Oceane Goriou

The 10 Best Journals for Teens or Young Adults

Whether you’re an adult or entering the teens, we all have busy days and stressful lives. It’s important to remember that it’s good to take breaks and reflect on our experiences. Journals are a great way to get in tune with yourself and your mental health.

Depending on what journal you use, they can help guide you through your thoughts, providing prompts and ideas to open yourself up to the page and in the end, yourself. We’ve compiled a list of the 10 Best Journals for Teens or Young Adults to help you stay on track and maintain good mental health!

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Good Days Start With Gratitude


This journal will help you develop good habits and a positive mindset. With its 52-week guide through gratitude, it will help you see the good things in life and train your brain to focus on your blessings instead of harping on the hardships. Each weekly spread includes an inspirational quote, space to write three things that you are thankful for each day and a weekly checkpoint. This journal will help you see the good things in life that we usually don’t even think about like waking up on time or the smell of rain.

Burn After Writing


This book is a reflection of your past, present and future. It gives you prompts for each of these stages in your life and allows you to truly get in tune with yourself. With this journal, you can experience great memories all over again by writing about them or finally find peace in a moment you’ve always tried to forget.  Be honest with yourself, write the truth on the pages, and once you’re done, you can keep it, toss it, hide it or as the title suggests, burn it.

Start Where You Are


This interactive journal is meant to help you nurture and develop your creativity, self-motivation and mindfulness. This journal has beautiful and vibrant hand-lettering and images with prompts and inspirational quotes. It pushes you to reflect through different modes of communication such as writing, drawing, chart-making and more. Take the time to get to know yourself and find a positive change in your life!

True You


Just like the title, this thought-provoking journal will help you find the True You. It includes writing prompts and creative exercises that will help you reflect on your identity and emotions. It’ll help you examine your relationships, define your values and find your passions and dreams. There are 15 different themed sections in this journal, each filled with inspirational quotes and insightful prompts. This journal is meant to challenge you and help you leave limiting beliefs and bad habits behind. Find a fresh view of your life and what brings you joy with this True You Self-Discovery Journal!

For the full list of journals, visit NewYorkFamily.com.

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