The Best Guided Journals, According to Mental Health Pros

"The 5-Minute Gratitude Journal can be useful for those who find it hard to dedicate time to journaling," explains Mackey. And he isn't by myself in loving this guided magazine: "It's ideal for busy people," says Barbara Santini, a psychologist and intercourse and courting guide. "It helps you break patterns of negative thoughts and redirects the mind to think about positive things only in life."

Beyond busy other people, Megan Lee, an authorized medical social employee and cofounder and therapist at Solutions Therapy LLC, says that The 5-Minute Gratitude Journal is also an ideal resource for someone experiencing melancholy, nervousness, problem with a lifestyles transition, PTSD, and other mental health stipulations. 

"[It's] focused on gratitude with daily prompts for morning and evening that include reflection on things you're grateful for, creating affirmations for yourself and plans/highlights of your day," she explains. "Implementing daily gratitude journaling can help shift you into a more positive mindset—focusing on the good things happening in our lives can help us see that there even is good in the first place sometimes…It can help recenter you into the present, build self-esteem, diminish negative self-talk and more."

Lee has used the magazine herself, which is why she is assured in recommending it to her purchasers. She appreciates the day by day inspirational quotes and "easy-to-understand and -implement" prompts. (FTR, a host of celebs swear via five-minute gratitude journaling, too, including Riverdale's Madelaine Petsch and Camila Mendes.)

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