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-Betty White

Things We Love

We created this page to share things we've come across, tried out for ourselves, and ended up loving. 

We hope "a few of our favorite things" will resonate with you.


[Note: Some of the links provided benefit Love of Aging financially, while others do not. This is one way money trickles in to fund our site. Actually, it's more like a drip than a trickle, but you get the idea.]

The 5-Minute Journal

A Happier You in 5 Minutes a Day! The simplest, most effective thing you can do every day to be happier

For at least a decade I have wanted to keep a journal, and I start and stop journaling at least a few times each year. Each new resolution to journal begins with a trip to my favorite stationery store or to Amazon to purchase the latest "must have" beautiful blank book. After many half-written journals, much money spent, and most damaging of all, a stream of broken promises to myself, someone introduced me to The 5-Minute Journal created by Alex Iknonn and A. J. Ramdas.

At last, success! I found a journal that works for people like me. Not only have I stopped my wasteful pattern of collecting half-filled-out journals, but I have a daily and nightly journaling habit that I actually stick to.

I love the look and feel of the journal, and more importantly, I use it. The 5-Minute Journal launches me into the new day with a daily inspirational quote, weekly challenges, and 3 simple prompts. The morning practice begins with "I am grateful for," "What would make today great," and a daily affirmation: "I am..." After 5 minutes of writing rapid-fire bullet points, I have created a positive, inspirational intention the leads to a great day.

In the evening, I fill in bullet points for "Amazing things that happened today..." and "How could I have made today even better?" After answering the nightly prompts, I put my head on the pillow having taken the responsibility for the good that happened in my day and for where I can improve.

If you have been wanting to start a journaling practice, but have never quite gotten off the ground, try the 5-Minute Journal.

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