The Wellbeing Journal – Collab with HelloBexa

The Wellbeing Journal – Collab with HelloBexa

Bexa is among the bloggers who I look up to and admire the most. Her blog is one of my top picks and I always look forward to reading it. It is bursting with colour, you can tell she gives it her all, and her reviews are always in-depth, informative and honest. Bexa is also an awesome person. If you’ve had the good fortune of chatting to her, then I’m sure you’ll agree. She is incredibly supportive of myself and other bloggers.

So, when she came to me with the fabulous idea of both trying out The Wellbeing Journal, which was created to raise money for Mind, I couldn’t say no. Miss the opportunity to collab with one of my favourite bloggers? No chance!

Let’s get to it!

What is The Wellbeing Journal?

Intro The Wellbeing Journal

As you can see from the above, the idea of the The Wellbeing Journal is to encourage you to stop and have some time for yourself. I’ll admit, I’ve been failing miserably at this recently, so this post was a good incentive for me to take a break.

It has several activities which encourage you to either stop and think, or be creative and relax.

The Wellbeing Journal was created in hopes of raising awareness and money for Mind, which is a cause I am 100% behind.

What type of activities are in The Wellbeing Journal?

There are a range of activities in the book, from doodling, to colouring in, to getting outside. Basically, anything which distracts you from the stresses of everyday life!

The Wellbeing Journal Break

The Wellbeing Journal Colour

The first activity I chose was colouring in. A couple of weekends ago, it was raining quite badly in Aberdeen so Neal and I had nothing much we could do. He decided to play some computer games, so I opened up the journal to find something to do. What could possibly be a better rainy day activity than colouring in?

The reason I didn’t colour in ALL of it is I liked how it looked as it was, so I decided to leave it instead of run the risk of ruining it. As you can see, I made it bright and colourful (unlike the weather at the time).

It made for a lovely afternoon – sat by the window, listening to the rain and colouring in.

The next thing I did was a “tech check.”

The Wellbeing Journal Tech Check

This is another activity really enjoyed! I had been feeling very run down and overwhelmed so I decided to have a full day of self-care. I left my phone in the bedroom, put on a face mask, and painted my nails. Then, I sat and listened to some music – not doing anything else, just headphones on and world out.

I think it’s easy to spend time glued to your devices, especially as a blogger. You feel like you always have to be doing something and interacting to keep up. Stepping away from it all for a day made a huge difference to my overall mood!

The third activity I did helped me to prepare for this post, as it encouraged me to think about things I’m grateful for.

Although art isn’t a strong point of mine, it was fun to do it in this way, rather than writing a list. I’ve been trying hard to focus my attention on the good bits in my life. This was an opportunity to do exactly that.

The Wellbeing Journal Grateful

Would you recommend The Wellbeing Journal?

Absolutely!Β I love anything which encourages people to step outside of their heads and do something else for a while. I spend far too much time overthinking things, so I loved having this as a distraction.

One of my favourite things about it is the quotes which are mixed in, too. When the journal arrived, I opened it to a random page to get an idea of what to expect. This is the page I landed on:

The Wellbeing Journal Quote

Now, I’m not normally one for “signs”, but it reminded me a lot of my feelings when it comes to writing. I’ve discussed in the past how I’ve always thought I couldn’t write and how blogging was a bit step for me. So, when I saw this quote, I had to smile at how perfect it was.

The Wellbeing Journal Relax

Where can I get The Wellbeing Journal?

The Wellbeing Journal is available on Amazon for Β£8! It’s worth every penny if you ask me.

Make sure you head over to Bexa’s blog to see what pages she picked and find out her thoughts on it!

Mind believes nobody should go through the struggles of mental illness alone. You can call them on 0300 123 3393, emailΒ info@mind.org.uk or text 86463.

The Wellbeing Journal

21 Comments

  1. 15th August 2018 / 11:27 am

    Oh wow Ruth what a perfect thing for someone to have created, it looks so lovely πŸ˜€ I think everyone would benefit from having one, and lucky you doing a collaboration with lovely Bexa, I shall pop over to her blog and have a read x

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      15th August 2018 / 2:11 pm

      I agree! There are so many great ideas in there! πŸ™‚

  2. 15th August 2018 / 11:34 am

    Yay!! I absolutely loved doing this collab with you Ruth! You have done such a lovely post and your bright and colourful flowers are so pretty! I never thought of using felt tips, they look really effective and I’m gonna try them for my next colouring session 😍. Your little drawings are super cute and your day of self-care sounded perfect. Thank you for doing the collab with me, I really enjoyed it and I’d love to do something again together in the future πŸ’– xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      15th August 2018 / 2:11 pm

      It was my pleasure, Bexa!! It was an absolutely brilliant idea, and I had so much fun. I’d definitely be up for collaborating again in the future. πŸ’œ

  3. 15th August 2018 / 8:01 pm

    I love this idea and the fact it supports Mind, which is something I’m 100% behind as well. I love the ‘tech check’ section – I’m awful for going to work, where I’m on a laptop for 8-9 hours a day, then going home and using my laptop, or going on my phone. I’m surrounded by it and never switch off, so I completely get what you mean about being glued to it, especially as a blogger. I’ll definitely need to check this journal out. Thanks for sharing!

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      16th August 2018 / 11:01 am

      Exactly! I don’t even think I realised how much time I’d been spending on it until I took a break. It definitely helped. Hope you enjoy the journal if you get one! πŸ™‚

  4. 16th August 2018 / 10:52 am

    This is such a fabulous idea for a collab, and what perfect timing too with your upcoming 24-hour Twitter chat! I hadn’t heard of this Journal before I read Bexa’s post but I think it’s such a good idea. So many useful tips and activities. I absolutely love your gratitude drawings, it’s prompted me to think about doing something similar for my bedside table. And the tech check is something I would definitely benefit from – the key is not to feel stressed about missing notifications though, haha. I love your pictures and I think this is the perfect collab between two of my favourite bloggers! xxx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      16th August 2018 / 11:03 am

      I hadn’t heard of it, either, until Bexa brought it to my attention and I’m so glad she did (what a star)! I must admit, I struggled a bit to not check my notifications and check in on what was going on! Little steps, though… I’m so glad you enjoyed our collab! πŸ’œ

  5. 16th August 2018 / 3:23 pm

    It’s such a beautiful and pretty! Such a great journal to help a charity as well helping with mental health. I find colouring so relaxing and helps when I am feeling anxious. The colours etc beautiful! Such a great post and a great collab! Xxx

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      17th August 2018 / 9:16 am

      Awwww, thank you! I totally agree about colouring, too! πŸ˜€

  6. 17th August 2018 / 2:43 am

    This is so beautiful and creative. I love the concept of this. Sometimes we just need to step outside of our whatever we’re wrapped up in, and this is a wonderful to do that. Great collab job. xx

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      17th August 2018 / 9:17 am

      Absolutely! Thank you very much 😊

  7. 17th August 2018 / 4:04 am

    This looks amazing! is it too early to think ……..xmas pressies! 😳 I’m really into books that have little bits and bobs of reflection to do at the mo.

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      17th August 2018 / 9:18 am

      It’s never too early to think about Christmas!! πŸ˜‰ I think it would be a gorgeous gift.

  8. 17th August 2018 / 10:31 am

    This journal is sich a great idea! I have something similar but it is not related to any charity (which makes this one even better!)
    I will keep the idea in mind to eventually offer it to someone! Thank you for sharing!
    (I love coloring! I have a journal for this as well :P)

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      17th August 2018 / 10:32 am

      Yay! Thank you so much for reading and commenting ❀️

  9. 17th August 2018 / 12:15 pm

    I read Bexa’s post on this the other day and absolutely had to come over and see what you thought of the journal too! It looks like you got on really well and there are some such great ideas in this – I desperately need a tech check I think haha!

    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      17th August 2018 / 1:04 pm

      Aww, thank you for checking out both posts, lovely! I’d recommend a tech check, definitely! πŸ™‚ x

  10. 22nd August 2018 / 11:36 am

    The journal looks great! I love anything that helps me wind down and take time for myself as I feel like I’m always on the go. I think colouring in would have been my first activity I love creating but like yourself my art skills are lacking so colouring helps me feel like I’ve created a masterpiece. What a lovely collab am now off to read Bexa’s post. Have a great week.
    Kate x
    http://www.katesbeautyhome.com

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      22nd August 2018 / 1:14 pm

      I definitely agree about colouring! It gives you the same sense of “look at my pretty creation” without the stress of having to get it right πŸ˜‚ I’m sure you’ll enjoy Bexa’s post, too. Thank you! ❀️

  11. 29th August 2018 / 9:07 pm

    I absolutely love the idea of tis, and the fact it is raising money for Mind is even better. I too need a gentle reminder to step away from life stress and technology for a bit, and this journal seems perfect for it!

    https://whatabigailsays.co.uk/

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