From The Straits Times    |

It’s always a great idea to take a little time out and get organised before the new year starts. After all, productivity begins with careful planning.

No matter your goals this year; be it taking better care of your health, saving more money or planning for your next overseas adventure, we’ve got journals that will help you get there.


Health and Wellness


The Wellness Planner by Life & Apples, $36.38 ($24.97 USD), via Amazon

Kickstart your new year with a journal that doubles as a motivational food and diet diary.

Serving as an all-in-one wellness tracker, this hardcover notebook includes easy-to-follow guides like a personal meal planner, workout schedule, habit tracker, goal progress review and is a helpful tool in achieving your fitness goals.


Moleskine Passions Wellness Journal by Moleskine, $40, via Kinokuniya

Featuring an embossed cover, food calendars, facts, measurements, conversions and themed sections to fill in, this wellness journal is fully equipped for anyone determined to make a change in leading a healthier lifestyle.


2019 A5 Wellbeing Diary: Inspiration by Kikki K, $44.90


Make your wellbeing a priority with this weekly diary filled with yearly, monthly and weekly layouts, as well as wellness prompts, inspiring quotes and trackers.




Petiteplanner Budget Book By Erin Condren, $16.55 (USD $12)

Featuring colourful spreads that focus on monitoring your spending and saving habits, the goal trackers are especially helpful to anyone who wants to have clear expenditure targets.

This little budget book is highly portable, small enough to even carry around in your purse.


Bumble Bee 2019 A6 Diary by Cath Kidston, $28.47, via Kinokuniya


Who says keeping track of your spending can’t look chic and trendy?

This cute bee-themed A6 diary helps you set your schedule straight, with 16 pages of shopping lists and a pocket for storing receipts or loose papers.


Budget Book By Boxclever Press, $18.87, via Amazon

Have you missed paying the bills on time? Keep your monthly statements, taxes, bills, credit card records and manage all your other paperwork all in one place with this budget book.

You’ll find that financial planning has never been easier, thanks to the spending trackers.



Travel Zip Journal by Typo, $29.99

Why settle for a regular notebook for your travels when you can show off your personality with one of Typo’s vibrant journals?

Available in eight designs, they feature a built-in zip pocket to keep your pen, plane tickets and other important travel mementos handy.

Luckies Travelogue Travel Journal by Luckies Of London, $45.00, via Tangs

If you’ve got a soft spot for scratch-off travel maps, you’re in luck.

Now available in the form of eight miniature Scratch Map inserts, scratch off the locations you’ve visited on the go while jotting down the highlights of your trip in the 64-page notebook.


Travel Journal by Travel Bandits, $38.50

Make sure your adventure goes without a hitch with this all-in-one travel journal.

From monitoring your travel saving goals to booking flight tickets and immortalising memories from your adventures in writing, it’s easy to customise the book to your dream trip with the lists, charts and other guides provided.

Love And Family


Leather Wedding Personal Planner: Always & Forever by Kikki K, $104.90

Are you ready to take your relationship to the next level and say ‘I do’?

Perfect for brides and grooms-to-be, this sleek journal is separated into eight themed sections – with space to jot down everything from floral arrangement ideas to ceremony and reception details.


Petiteplanner Pregnancy Journal By Erin Condren, $16.55 (USD $12)

Life is a miracle and no matter if you’re eagerly anticipating your first child or have already experienced several births, each pregnancy period is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Keep track of your baby’s developments in this planner, which evolves into a memory book to look back on after their birth.


Couple’s Guided Journal, Truly, Madly, Deeply by Studio Oh!, $18.81, via Amazon

Never miss a relationship milestone with this couple’s journal, perfect for sharing your deepest, most heartfelt feelings with your partner.

This hardcover book includes plenty of prompts, checklists, planners and diagrams designed to bring couples even closer together.