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The Wellbeing Journal: A Collab With Ruth In Revolt

A couple of weeks ago, I was browsing Amazon and saw this bright and beautiful book called The Wellbeing Journal in aid of Mind, the mental health charity, and as I read more I thought this is too good to leave in the internet. So I ordered myself a copy then thought, actually, this would be the most perfect collaboration with my friend, Ruth from Ruth In Revolt.

Ruth only arrived on our screens earlier this year but has very quickly become one of my favourite bloggers and tweeters. She is generally an all round awesome person and is super friendly and supportive too. Ruth’s blog is such a happy, positive space with helpful posts on mental health, blogging tips, and the fantastic series Celebrate The Wins which highlights others wonderful achievements.

Ruth is very open and honest about her mental health journey and is always finding ways to support and encourage others. On Saturday 18th August at 12:00 midnight, Ruth will be hosting a 24 hour chat over on Twitter to raise money for Mind. There will be a question every 15 minutes covering different topics and you can hop in and out as you please. The idea is to bring people together, raise money for a fantastic cause and have fun. You can read more here and hope to see you there!

You can follow Ruth on social media: Instagram / Twitter

The Wellbeing Journal is developed in partnership with Mind and has tons and tons of creative activities designed to inspire. The journal reads: We all deserve a sense of wellbeing, and this little book aims to help you find yours. It’s a place for you to gain strength, insight, practice getting to know yourself a little better, express yourself a little freer and shake hands with your creative side.

Make sure you head over to Ruth’s blog to see her Wellbeing Journal too!

The journal is so bright and colourful and is full of helpful ways to stay calm and relaxed when life gets a bit hectic. The exercises are simple but effective and are designed to help you discover how creativity and reflection can have a positive, powerful influence on your life.

Whether you enjoy colouring, drawing, doodling or writing there is space for every activity in the journal.

I love that you are free to express yourself on the blank pages and let your creative side shine.

Not only are there spaces for creativity, there are also pages of positive and inspirational quotes.

Sometimes life can get so chaotic we can actually forget what we enjoy doing. The journal includes space to think about your favourite things and remind yourself to do more of what makes you happy.

Every single page is bursting with bright and beautiful colours.

The book says: Colouring is a simple way to relax and take time for yourself. It can be a helpful practice if you find it hard to switch off as it allows the mind to slow down and become absorbed without strain.

It actually works. Shaun was feeling tense and anxious a few hours before his driving lesson the other day so I suggested having a go at colouring in. He agreed and said he gradually forgot about his nerves and just focused on the activity. He went to his lesson feeling much more calm and at ease.

He also created some pretty flowers in the process. Win, win.

Taking a break from technology is such a beneficial thing to do.

The journal is packed full of handy hints and tips from organizing your time, checking your tech, taking a mindful walk, giving yourself a break, understanding your thoughts and feelings and identifying your stress triggers. It’s such a handy companion and the perfect size to pop into your bag too.

I have spent many hours using this book so far and it is one of my favourite things to do to wind down in the evening. Mind believe that no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone and you can always call their infoline on 0300 123 3393 or text 86463 if you need someone to listen, give support and advice and fight your corner.

This was such an enjoyable collab to do and I hope it has raised awareness for such an important charity. Make sure you head over to Ruth’s blog to see her Wellbeing Journal too and don’t forget to pop over to Ruth’s Twitter on Saturday for the 24 Hour Chat for Mind. 

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76 Comments

  1. August 15, 2018 / 8:19 am

    I have this book and I totally agree with your review. Although I have owned this for six months, it was just the last three months I got round to using it with currently using another.
    I like for the tips and how colourful it was. This book I have been using a fair amount now and it will last me.

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 15, 2018 / 4:17 pm

      Thanks so much Liz! That’s awesome you own the journal too! It’s such a colourful & creative book, I really love it, hope you enjoy using yours too! 💖☺️✍🏻🎨📔 xx

  2. August 15, 2018 / 8:39 am

    This book looks amazing! Some great tips in there too! Great post!

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 15, 2018 / 4:24 pm

      Thanks so much Fi 💖 xx

  3. August 15, 2018 / 9:01 am

    This books looks wonderful. I think the bright colours would instantly make me feel a little happier and it looks like it’s packed full of really good content!
    Thanks for sharing 💕

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 15, 2018 / 4:29 pm

      Thank you so much Charlotte! 💖 It’s such a happy & positive book, I really enjoy getting creative in it. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😍 xx

  4. August 15, 2018 / 9:50 am

    I’m a big fan of Ruth too and I love this idea – what a great creative outlet!

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 15, 2018 / 4:38 pm

      Yay! So glad you enjoyed the post Rachael! Ruth is awesome isn’t she 💖☺️ xx

  5. August 15, 2018 / 9:53 am

    This has to be the perfect idea for a journal!

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 15, 2018 / 4:38 pm

      Aww thanks so much Ellie! 💖 xx

  6. August 15, 2018 / 10:35 am

    This is such a beautiful thing Bexa, I definitely think I will get one, it could benefit so many people couldn’t it, lucky you doing a collab with lovely Ruth. I loved reading your views on the book and seeing your creativity x

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 15, 2018 / 4:44 pm

      Aww thanks so much Fiona! I’m so happy you enjoyed our posts! Yay! I’d definitely recommend the journal, it’s such a lovely way to relax and get creative 💖😍🎨🎉 xx

  7. August 15, 2018 / 10:58 am

    This journal looks incredible, Bexa! I’ve recently started printing out adult colouring pages & I find its really realxing, especially when I get anxious; it sort of just lets me forget about it for a while and concentrate on something entirely different. I’m definitely going to have to look into this. Lovely post.

    Soph | http://www.lovesoph.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 15, 2018 / 4:52 pm

      Thanks so much Soph! 💖 That’s a really good idea, I never thought of that! I’ll have to print some pages off when I finish my journal. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely! 💖☺️ xx

  8. August 15, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    I love that we managed to pick different pages, without even planning it! Your doodles are amazing! I love your writing. Also, your coloured pages look so pretty. I’m glad you enjoyed it as much as I did – I’m looking forward to using it more in the future!

    Just a note about the Twitter chat, it actually starts at midnight on Saturday, so the first question is at 12.15am, and the last question will be at 11.45pm, so it actually comes out as a full day from start to finish. I hope that make sense. 😂 ❤️

    Thank you so much again for collaborating with me! 😀 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 15, 2018 / 5:00 pm

      Yay Ruth! It’s so cool to see which pages we picked and which quotes are our favourites. Thank you lovely 💖 I really enjoyed our collab and have updated the time in the post. Wishing you all the best for Saturday and I’ll join in as much as possible 😍 xx

  9. Shaun
    August 15, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    I love your Wellbeing Journal ☺️, it is bright and colourful 🖍 and is full of exercises that help you relax and forget all your worries 😄. It certainly worked for me when I had my driving lesson the other day 👍. I like your photos too 💖. A brilliant post Bexa 😄😍💕😘 xxxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 15, 2018 / 5:02 pm

      Thanks so much Shaun! 💖 I’m so glad the colouring worked for you! There’s plenty more pages if you want to get creative again 😂💖😘😍 xxxx

  10. August 15, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    Another beautiful post Bexa. I felt calmer just looking at the lovely colors and pages. It’s not what I expected when I read the title – I expected a more traditional journal – but it was a very happy surprise to find something so much more creative and engaging. Always love your posts!

    Joan

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 15, 2018 / 5:03 pm

      Aww thanks so much Joan! 💖 I wasn’t sure what to expect with the journal either but so glad there was lots of creative activities 😍. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely and fantastic that you felt calmer just by looking at the pictures 💕☺️ xx

  11. August 15, 2018 / 2:21 pm

    I really enjoyed this post Bexa! The pictures were so beautiful! Makes me want to do a little of that!! I must admit that you have quite the patience to color. I had received one of these in the past and I was all very excited until about 5 minutes and I felt like I needed to do something “productive”… I clearly am missing the point of this 😛

    Wonderful post Bexa!

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 15, 2018 / 5:10 pm

      Thanks so much Jennifer! 💖 He he, I know what you mean, it can take a while to get into the colouring zone and switch off completely. It’s worth giving it another go though as it is really relaxing once you get started 💕✍🏻🎨. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😍 xx

  12. August 15, 2018 / 5:31 pm

    This books looks wonderful, love how colourful it is! Thankyou for sharing 🙂 x

    abbiejadewanders.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 1:33 pm

      Thanks so much Abbie! It’s a really enjoyable journal, so many creative things to do! 💖 xx

  13. August 15, 2018 / 6:56 pm

    I love this idea, and the fact it supports Mind is a big bonus! I’ll definitely need to try something like this for when my anxiety gets bad. I’ve heard a lot that things like this help so much but I’ve never actually tried it. Thanks for sharing!

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 1:38 pm

      Thanks so much Kelly! It’s such a great journal that helps with anxiety, I’d definitely recommend. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 💖☺️ xx

  14. August 15, 2018 / 10:26 pm

    This journal looks amazing! I have been wanting to start focusing more on my mental wellbeing and taking breaks from social media frequently and this seems like a perfect thing to do in free time! Thanks for sharing Bexa! Also love the fact that it is raising awareness for such an important cause! 💕
    https://beaulife.org

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 2:00 pm

      Thanks so much Huda! 💖 It’s definitely a great thing to do when taking a break from social media. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely ☺️ xx

  15. August 16, 2018 / 1:40 am

    Sun a fun journal! Loving the inspirational quotes too! This would be a great activity to disconnect from the internet and social media.

    Stef | forkandveg.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 2:01 pm

      Thanks so much Stef! 💖 It’s such a great thing to do when switching off! Glad you enjoyed the post lovely ☺️ xx

  16. August 16, 2018 / 9:45 am

    I haven’t seen this Journal before but it looks wonderful, so bright and colourful and the tips (especially about unplugging from tech) are great. I also love the Georgia O’Keefe quote – that’s definitely something that strikes a chord with me. Your photos are beautiful as always, Bexa, you can really see how much is in this lovely book. And you and Ruth are two of my favourite bloggers so I’ll be heading over to her blog next to see what she thought of her Journal. What a lovely collab to do, such a good idea! xxx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 2:26 pm

      Aww! Thanks so much for your lovely thoughtful comment Lisa! 💖 I love the quote, it really stood out for me too. Yay! So pleased you enjoyed the collab, it was really fun to do and glad it was the perfect post for Ruth & myself so thank you for your kind words! 😍 xx

  17. August 16, 2018 / 2:18 pm

    This looks like such a great! Such a great way to help with anxiety and distract your mind! It is always great to step away from technology and be creative in another way. It’s beautiful with all the different colours. A great collab with Ruth! 🧡xxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 2:36 pm

      Thank you so much Lauren! 💖 It really is a great way to get creative, chill out and switch off. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely ☺️ xx

  18. August 16, 2018 / 4:04 pm

    I love the idea of this journal! Such a great idea! Everything looks perfect and so creative inside! Loving the coloring part! How soothing must that be!

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 2:37 pm

      Thank you so much Corinne! 💖 It really was so soothing and relaxing, glad you enjoyed the post ☺️💕 xx

  19. August 16, 2018 / 4:04 pm

    This looks like such a great idea! You’re right, sometimes your mind is just so busy and it needs something to calm it down. This looks perfect

    Sophie | sophierayne.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 2:37 pm

      Thanks Sophie! 💖 It’s such a great way to wind down, switch off and relax. Glad you enjoyed the post ☺️💕 xx

  20. Lupe
    August 16, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    So glad you and Ruth got to collab on a post, especially on something so important like mental health. This book reminds me of my first year of college when the people in my hall would sit and color to try and calm down after a crazy week. It’s such s fun thing to do x

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 2:40 pm

      Thanks so much Lupe! 💖 That’s so cool that people at your college used colouring as a way to relax and unwind. Great idea! Glad you enjoyed the post ☺️💕 xx

  21. August 16, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    A really wonderful collaboration! That book looks fantastic, full of bright colours and handy tips. My hardest thing with journals and books like that is remembering them. I often do the for a few weeks then just put them aside!
    Lovely blog post as usual Bexa x

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 2:42 pm

      Thanks so much Jo! 💖 I’m the same, but I’ve started keeping the journal on my coffee table in the lounge so I can reach for it and relax for half hour or so. It’s such a nice way to chill and be creative. Glad you enjoyed the post ☺️💕 xx

  22. August 16, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    Thanks for this blog post and for letting us all know about Ruth’s Twitter Chat, such a lovely idea. I love books like this. I think a lot of people just think they are a waste of time or that colouring is only for “kids” but it colouring is honestly so fun and relaxing. I love collecting books like this, especially ones with inspirational quotes in. I think this is one to add to my Christmas list! (can I talk about Christmas yet or is it too early:/) xxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 2:46 pm

      Thanks so much Sharnah! 💖 You are welcome, hope you enjoy the twitter chat! The journal is such a good way to relax and get creative. Great idea for a Christmas present too, I suppose it’s only in a few months so never too early! 😂💕 xx

  23. August 16, 2018 / 6:06 pm

    I’m a big supporter of Mind but had no idea this journal existed! I find Ruth so positive on Twitter but confess I haven’t found the time to check out her blog yet so I’ll have to make sure that I do! This is such a positive and fun looking journal, what a great concept and all for a good cause, it pretty much ticks all the boxes!

    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 2:48 pm

      Thanks so much Soph! 💖 It’s such a great journal and a really nice way to relax and get creative 😍. Definitely check out Ruth’s blog when you have time, so many great posts. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely ☺️💕 xx

  24. August 16, 2018 / 6:45 pm

    This is a fantastic idea! I might have to get one of these for myself… This is a great post, just what I needed for tonight.

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 2:49 pm

      Thanks Lindsey! 💖 It’s such a nice way to relax and unwind ☺️💕 xx

  25. Charlotte Uttridge
    August 16, 2018 / 6:55 pm

    This blog was great! Will definitely be picking up a copy of this and seeing what Ruth gets up to on Saturday! It’s such a fantastic idea and it’ll just (hopefully!) Get everyone nattering 🙂

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 2:50 pm

      Thanks so much Charlotte! 💖 Yay! So glad you like the journal and hope you enjoy the twitter chat too! Such a fantastic idea! ☺️💕 xx

  26. August 16, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    This journal looks so useful and such a wonderful idea. Colouring is the way that I calm down when I’m feeling anxious and I have been doing it more recently! I need some more colouring pencils though! The journal is useful for anyone regardless of mental health or not, it’s always good to take a break from technology. Also a big fan of Ruth, and excited for Saturday!

    Liz xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 2:52 pm

      Thanks so much Liz! 💖 Colouring is so great for anxiety, it really helps to calm the mind. Glad you enjoyed the post and hope you enjoy the twitter chat too! ☺️💕 xx

  27. August 16, 2018 / 8:57 pm

    This wellbeing journal sounds amazing, I need to give it a go! I find journalling in general is great for mental health, so I’d love to try this. Also lovely to see you collab with Ruth, two of my faves together! Great write up Bexa! xx
    Alys
    https://alysjournals.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 2:54 pm

      Thanks so much Alys! 💖 Definitely, journalling is so good to help calm and quiet the mind. Aww yay, that’s such a lovely thing to say, glad you enjoyed the collab! ☺️💕 xx

  28. August 16, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    Wow, this is the first time I am hearing about this. The journal is super cute too. I have found being creative in general, whether it be sketching, colouring, or taking photos, to be very relaxing and calming. Thanks for this and I look forward to the chat. xoxo

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 2:55 pm

      Thanks so much Tia! 💖 Being creative is the best! So glad you enjoyed the post and hope you enjoy the twitter chat too! 💕☺️ xx

  29. August 17, 2018 / 3:12 am

    Oh yes! I’m so glad you brought this to light, Bexa! I was looking for something just like this in stores and I don’t know why I didn’t think about checking out amazon! This past month has been hitting me hard with my depression and anxiety and I feel like I need something to take my mind off of it and try to relax. I also know the perfect blogger to gift it too. I will be ordering two soon. Thanks for sharing! xx

    Jay
    blissfulbeautybird.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 3:19 pm

      Thanks so much Jay 💖. Sorry to hear you are having a tough time recently. Hope the journal can help and that’s so lovely to buy one for a blogger friend too 💕☺️ xx

  30. August 17, 2018 / 4:10 am

    Great that you and Ruth did collab together! And what a journal! Love the name and it looks so colourful!

    xoxo Babita
    http://travelhues.com/

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 3:27 pm

      Thanks so much Babita! 💖 Glad you enjoyed the post ☺️💕 xx

  31. August 17, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    Omg I think I need this book, it looks so so good! I also love the fact that it is in aid of Mind – such a fantastic charity for mental health. I can’t wait to get my hands on this – thanks for sharing!

    http://www.whatevawears.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 3:51 pm

      Thank you so much Eva! So glad you enjoyed the post! I’d definitely recommend the journal, it’s such a great way to relax and get creative in aid of a good cause too 💖☺️ xx

  32. August 18, 2018 / 1:49 am

    Bexa, I love that you’re introducing so many cool things every time I read your blog. It’s great that you go to collaborate with Ruth! It’s amazing that she’s raising money for Mind. I love that this booklet has so many cool stuff to help people destress! Thanks for sharing this cause!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 4:13 pm

      Thank you so much Nancy! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post and discovered something new! It’s awesome Ruth is raising money for such a good cause. Thanks for your kind words 💖☺️ xx

  33. August 18, 2018 / 5:33 pm

    This book is truly amazing, need this in my life. Gotta get me one.

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 19, 2018 / 3:45 pm

      Thank you lovely! Hope you enjoy the journal 💖☺️ xx

  34. August 18, 2018 / 10:53 pm

    I need one of these! It looks amazing and literally has everything. Inspiration, reflection and doodle spots with colouring in too? Buying one of these for sure. It’s for such an amazing cause too! x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 19, 2018 / 3:51 pm

      Thanks Sophie! 💖 Glad you liked the journal and hope you enjoy yours too! ☺️ xx

  35. August 21, 2018 / 3:23 pm

    This is such a gorgeous journal! I love that there’s a mix of activities, and it’s the perfect little activity book to stash away for anxious or rainy days. And god knows there’s plenty of both of those! Lovely, lovely collab, you and Ruth are both so gorgeous

    Cordelia || cordeliamoor.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 25, 2018 / 1:28 pm

      Thank you so much Cordelia! 💖 It’s such a great journal and so comforting on those kinda days. Aww thank you lovely, that’s such a nice thing to say, glad you enjoyed our collab ☺️💕 xx

  36. August 22, 2018 / 10:47 am

    I think you have succeeded in raising awareness of Mind and mental health. The collab has been very fitting with Ruth’s 24 Hour Chat which she did amazing with btw. I think this travel sized journal is such a great idea, we all are always so busy it’s great to have something take the stresses away and help you relax. I hope I hope Ruth and yourself consider collaborating again as both posts have been a fun read. Have a lovely week.
    Kate
    http://www.katesbeautyhome.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 25, 2018 / 2:35 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Kate! 💖 I really enjoyed Ruth’s chat, it was a huge success and so much fun to join in with 😍. Aww thank you so much for the kind words and encouragement, would love to collab with Ruth again in the future ☺️💕 xx

  37. August 22, 2018 / 2:56 pm

    This looks like such a good journal. I love that it’s in aid of Mind too. Thanks for raising awareness of Mind and this journal, I think a lot of people will benefit from it. I am really enjoying all your collabs.

    merkitty.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 25, 2018 / 3:54 pm

      Aww thank you! You are so sweet! Glad you enjoyed the collab, it was really enjoyable! 💖☺️ xx

  38. August 29, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    This is such a wonderful idea and for a great cause too! It’s so important that we remember to take time out of our busy lives to rewind, reflect and relax

    https://whatabigailsays.co.uk/

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 1, 2018 / 6:00 pm

      Thank you so much Abi 💖 so glad you enjoyed the post lovely ☺️💕 xx

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