If you’re having a hard time sticking to your New Year’s resolutions already, you’re not alone. January is the least productive month of the year, after all. And February isn’t too much better, so maybe it’s time to call in reinforcements.
Despite all the modern-day innovations and ideas — from high-tech apps to brain-training devices — sometimes the best solution is the simplest one. And when it comes to meeting goals and sticking to your guns, nothing beats putting pen to paper. Seriously, it’s that simple.
Haven’t held a notebook since high school? You can easily get back on track. Whether you want to get in better shape, live more mindfully, draw more, or reduce your carbon footprint, these notebooks can help you meet your 2020 goals. Plus, they’re all on sale. Check out our picks below.
For the emerging artist
Big enough for all your craziest art ideas and then some, this Northbound Notebook is filled with A4 vellum paper and can be refilled infinitely, making it the perfect companion for whenever creativity strikes. Plus, a few dollars from every purchase goes to the Northbound & Notable payout pool, which helps fund other emerging artists. Get yours for just $44.99 – 34% off the usual cost.
For the old-school writer
With a gorgeous rich blonde or brown leather cover, string tie closure, and stitched in paper, this journal truly has an old-world feel. Whether your New Year’s resolution was to write more or start journaling, the frills-free pages in this journal offer the perfect canvas. Originally $50, it’s available now for just $45.
A fast-paced digital world not for you? This Handmade Patch Journal will bring you comfort with its old-school hand-stitched, embossed leather patch design and handmade recycled cotton paper. There are no bells and whistles to distract you, just an excellent writing companion whenever you need to put pen to paper. Get it now for $35.10 and save 10%.
For the astrologers
Embossed with your astrological symbol and the words that describe your sign, these rich brown leather journals are perfect for those who feel connected to their star sign. They’re not just elegantly designed, but also eco-friendly and filled with enough pages to record your thoughts, ideas, memories, and adventures. Snag one on sale for $34.20.
For the fitness enthusiast
Ready to re-shape your eating habits and live a healthier lifestyle in 2020? This sidekick journal can give you the extra push you need. It’s like a journal, coach, and education all rolled into one to help you stick to your guns. With 66 days of content and 24 bonus tracking days, it’ll help you form healthy habits that will actually stick with you throughout the new year. Get it now for $24 and save 36%.
This vegan leather fitness journal contains everything you need to tackle your workout goals. Within its pages are 12 weeks of guided workouts, daily challenges, tips from pros, form recommendations, and nutrition advice. Plus, of course, there are designated sections for you to track your progress. Think of this as your accountability buddy. Get it on sale for $36.
For the wellness junkie
A bestseller on Amazon, the Meditation Sidekick Journal is based on principles of behavioral science and can help you build and sustain a healthy mindset. Its three-section structure includes guided meditations, affirmations, and expert tips that’ll help you understand how meditation changes your brain and the benefits it provides you along the way. Originally $37.77, you can save 36% and get it now for $23.99.
Make 2020 your most peaceful year yet and start practicing gratitude with the help of the Mindful Notebook. This journal consists of three parts: a daily inspirational quote to prepare your mind, a journaling section for you to set concise goals, and a gratitude section to remind you of all that is good in your life. It’s designed specifically to help you stay focused by starting each day intentionally. Get it on sale for just $17.99, 40% off the usual cost.
For the environmentalist
The Rocketbook Everlast comes with 48 specially-treated pages for you jot down your notes, thoughts, ideas, etc. The text sticks to the pages, smudge-free, yet can easily be wiped off with a damp cloth. If you need to save your notes, the companion app sends the page to the cloud service of your choosing. Right now, you can get a two-pack of Everlast Mini Notebooks for just $29.99 (25% off).
Like the Everlast, the endlessly reusable Rocketbook Wave digitizes your notes and houses them in your favorite cloud service. Write your notes as you typically would using the included pen, then scan them with your phone and turn them into editable digital images. Once you’ve scanned them, you can zap the pages clean by popping the notebook in the microwave. Get this reusable wonder for just $27.99 — that’s 22% off the usual cost.
You will never be out of pages when you use the RockBook Notebook. It’s filled with paper made from stone and is completely rewritable when the erasable pen is used. This bundle includes two different sizes of RockBooks, two erasable pens, and reusable writing boards that are compatible with most scanning apps. Worth $92, you can get the bundle for just $65.
For the space cadet
If your goal was to learn something new in 2020, this two-piece NASA set has definitely got you covered. It includes both a notebook and a mug that use augmented reality to help you explore the stars. While the mug gives you a simulated spaceship experience, the NASA AR Notebook brings history to life before your eyes. Fill it up with your explorations, goals, and whatever else you’re inspired to write about. Get the bundle on sale now for $54.99.
For the people who need pep talks
Sometimes you need a little push to keep your thoughts positive and your mind focused, and that’s where the Live Happy Notebook comes in. This notebook features 250 colorfully-designed pages filled with inspiring quotes, tips, statistics, and activities that you can apply to your life to help you establish a regular practice of happiness and gratitude. Typically $30, you can slash 26% off now and get it for $21.99.