Building on the successes of the Junior and Teen journal, award-winning lifestyle brand HAPPYSELF is delighted to introduce My First HappySelf, a daily journal for children aged 3-6 to help promote happiness, and positive habits that will benefit them for years to come.
HappySelf journals bring positive psychology and proven happiness habits into a child friendly journal format. Beautifully illustrated and easy to use, with just a few minutes each day, children benefit by being encouraged to express gratitude, reflect on their emotions and think about their actions.
NEW My First HappySelf Journal brings all the goodness of the junior version (ages 6-12) but has been specially designed to be a shared experience, with lots of prompts along the way to help spark conversations between the adult and child. Collated in a larger format and designed to be pencil and crayon friendly, the journal has plenty of space for a shared writing, drawing and colouring experiences, ensuring for this age group, their first experience of journaling is a fun, practical and positive moment – laying the foundations for happiness at a young age.
Filled with simple practices from the latest happiness science research and tested rigorously with the target age group, the journal’s daily pages foster the habits that have been shown to positively influence mood and mindset. Gratitude prompts encourage kindness, a positive outlook and emotional intelligence, while the weekly spreads help with the routines and habits that support wellbeing such as sleep, mindfulness and connection.
Ways which HappySelf works:
Gratitude fuels happiness
Keeping a gratitude journal is one of the most well-established happiness practices and the easiest to do.
Growth mindset increases self-esteem
Many schools are now introducing the concept of a ‘growth mindset’ as a way to support a positive learning attitude. Children with a growth mindset display greater self-esteem and increased resilience.
Switching off helps with switching off
Children are distracted by social media and online games, activities that contribute to anxiety and other mental-health issues. Time spent using the HappySelf Journal is an analogue antidote to that stress-inducing screen time.
Doing good does good
Studies with children show that behaviour leading to the enhanced welfare of others promotes increased physical and mental wellbeing. The journal encourages this in a number of simple ways through random acts of kindness, reflecting on who they were kind to (or who was kind to them) and prompts them to help others in a variety of ways.
Recognising anxiety and sadness can help with happiness
Cultivating self-awareness and allowing children to show a true range of emotions is a proven route to happiness. The journal supports this approach in a number of ways by prompting children to think about their emotions on a daily basis.