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Why is the journal hand specific?

We print FEEL THINK DO in 2 versions - Left Hand and Right Hand to provide ease of use and help with the psychology of writing. 

Left Hand: No more smudged ink and dirty fingers. We discovered through testing that many southpaws avoid writing. We remember the criticism (especially in the 70s,80s & 90s) we received while learning to write at school. Writing left to right on the page, we cover our words. Out of sight, out of mind. Many people won't go back and read what they wrote. This can have an adverse psychological effect. The left-hand edition keeps your words fresh in your mind, front and centre. Our research with left-handed writers showed that left hand writers felt more comfortable writing, and they took more notice of the ink they were putting on the page.

Right Hand: Your journal provides a natural flow from left to right. As above, you will always have your words in plain view so you can read, reflect and make notes between the three areas of the page. Our right hand writers find the simple layout provides structure to their writing while allowing their thoughts to flow. They become more aware of how they write and what they might otherwise miss.

How do I make sure I get the correct edition?

Look at the bottom corner of the journal. You will see a left-hand or right-hand symbol.

We designed your journal for three months of writing. You don’t want to read the same quotes every day, so we create a new edition every three months with fresh words of wisdom to help continue your journey and growth.

We recommend our First Edition (purple cover) for all new writers. This has additional info about our method and some writing tips. But once you are okay with the method, each following edition will have a different colour cover.

How do I know I need a new copy?

There is a page inside your journal to let you know when you are getting close to the end. We also look after our community, so we will send a reminder that includes what edition you are up to and what colour your are looking for.

Do I need to complete every section?

Nope. There is no right or wrong way to write. The only rule is, “Be fluid. Adopt the method and adapt it to your needs.” We all have a unique style, and our needs change every day. Your journal is not a process set in stone. It is an overarching idea and layout. Each section has a purpose and benefit, but the benefit is different for everyone.

You may feel an affinity with one or two sections, but struggle with another. Think of it like a meal. Everything is on the plate for you to eat. You can eat the salad and the fish, but if you don’t like the potato, you don’t have to touch it. This is your journal. That said, if there is a section you struggle with, that probably needs most of your attention. You will often hear us say that writing should be uncomfortable. This isn’t negative. We’re all for the good stuff. But when faced with an uncomfortable concept, topic, feeling, or action, leaning into what makes you uncomfortable is where you will often find the biggest breakthroughs.

The layout looks complex. What happened to K.I.S.S?

Lots of lines. Lots of sections. Remember, they are just lines on a page. Embrace the idea behind the method. All new endeavours have a learning period. We created the sections to help with different aspects of your life: Emotions, Logic and Action. How you implement that is up to you. The structure builds a flow to identify your feelings, clarify your logic, and implement the actions you need. Each part of the journal is simple on its own. You can start and stop wherever you want. Fill the page with emotions. Spend a day applying logic. Create productive to-do lists flowing from action to action. Read the method, and then experiment until you find your flow.

Do I have to write every day?

Nope! We hope you will, because repetition helps create habit and build momentum. Many of our writers gain insight and joy by writing every day (especially among those who have never kept a journal). They find that doing this every day helps shake things up and create new perspectives on how their day unfolds.

But you don’t have to. We have writers who only use the journal in need. When struggling with something or trying to make sense of a new idea, they open the page. No right or wrong way.

It takes a little discipline to start. Any activity can feel unnatural in the beginning. But give it time. Make yourself sit and write. Start with just one word in each section. This will expand and in time you will find the time and method that works best for you.

If you can’t get to your journal every day, don’t worry. We all need a day off, and writing in a journal is good for you. What’s the point in beating yourself up over it. Take a breath. Get back to it tomorrow. Hell, we miss days all the time.

Will each edition have the same quotes?

Hell no! Words inspire and prompt thought. You keep your journal so you can read back and find quotes any time you need/want. We work hard to provide fresh insights and challenges. We are always looking for new wisdom to share.

If I find a quote I like, can I share it? 

Definitely! We want to hear from our crew. If you find something inspiring and have not seen it in Feel Think Do yet, drop us a line and share. You help us. You help others. Any time we receive inspiration from our writers and add it to an addition, we will attribute the quote to you (if you want) and the original author. You can send up inspiration at:

Can I purchase for a friend?

Yes. Hell yes! We want people writing, and you are our biggest strength of discovery. We want people helping themselves, but everyone needs “that” friend who kicks them in the arse to get started. Be “that” friend. Everyone loves giving and receiving gifts. It makes us feel warm and fuzzy. If you want to buy a journal for a friend, you can fill in a different shipping address. Write a note that the journal is a gift and let us know if you want it to be anonymous, or let the person know who sent it.

What if it doesn’t work?

Please remember that your journal is a tool, not a magic pill. We do our best to help your journey. But it’s your journey. It will take discipline. You have to give yourself permission to be open and honest. You have to give yourself time to find your flow and form the habit. We don’t judge. The only judge you will find on the page is yourself. And here’s the thing, one of the greatest benefits of a journal is being able to tell that inner Judgey Mc Judgenstein to, “Shut the fuck up!” Cut yourself some slack.

That said, some people just don’t like to write. You won’t know that in the first 5 minutes. Give yourself time and try.

If you put in the effort and give it a damn good try, then we will stand by our method. We can’t guarantee what your result will be, but we can guarantee there will be one. It is up to you to make it happen.

What is FEEL?

Feel is where you let your feelings out. Positive or negative, be open and honest. It is free flow writing with no judgement. Don’t think too much. Don’t analyse or try to create actions here. Just let the words out. When you come across something that needs further investigation or thought, mark it and move in to THINK after.

What is THINK?

THINK is your no bullshit best friend. It is the disconnection of emotion to look at your situations with logic. What is causing these feelings you write. It is the stop sign to take a breath and then re-examine something without passion. It is to pull you back from over-excitement so you can work out what to do next. It is easy to go down the rabbit hole of emotions, so we separate these sections to disconnect the page like you disconnect your brain. Think is where, for better or worse, you ask the questions and face the things you normally shy away from.

What is DO?

Do is about ACTION. You have felt the feelings. You have thought the thoughts. Now what are you going to do about it? How are you going to get there? We all have a Big Picture, and not losing sight of those is important. But Big Pictures can be overwhelming and often stop us from even starting. It allows us to put things into the “Too Hard” basket. DO is about looking at what you can do right now. What is the first small step you can take to start you down the path you want. DO can span pages, days, weeks, and months. Moving from one step to the next and building momentum until you realise you have fulfilled your Big Picture.

Why do I want to write about the Daily Quote?

It is great to read things that inspire us and provoke thought. Often, reading these will trigger something inside us. We think and then forget. We feel it and then set it aside. We relate and then lose the thoughts within the rest of our writing.

We want to give you space dedicated to these thoughts and feelings. You can look back through the quotes in your journal and see what triggered. Maybe you will re-read a quote, see what you wrote back then, and then realise that it now makes you think or feel something completely new. The aim is to make it easy to find and reflect on.

How does First Thought work?

Do you ever feel you are on auto-pilot before that first cup of coffee, or Blue Bowl Kale Smoothie? First thought is about 2 things. 1) Becoming more aware of what fills your mind first thing in the morning. Your brain is constantly processing stuff while you sleep. Because we are on auto-pilot, we ignore it. Until it is resolved, we will have the same thing in our heads day after day. This can lead to mental exhaustion when we wake. Not feeling refreshed. It can set the tone for the whole day. 2) It is about forming the habit of writing first thing in the morning. Even if it is just that section, it gets you in writing mode.

Actually…3 things. 3) First Thought and Answer gives you space to get that amazing idea down first thing in the morning. Or if something is troubling you, you can get it out. It is always in the same place, so even on auto-pilot you know exactly where to write

What is “My Inspiration?”

We like you. But we aren’t mind readers. We don’t want to tell you how to think or feel. We want you to be aware of the world around you. To find your own inspiration. It could be a quote, a conversation, a song lyric. You could just sit and describe something you saw that day. It is a space to separate something you found in your day.

We divide it into two sections so you can write about what it was and why it inspired you. Some people use this section as a reflection of their day. Some use it to make a note of something they want tomorrow. Others have used it as a prompt to wake up and look for something positive right away.

One we loved was a writer who was an artist. Every morning, she would make a coffee and walk out her front door. She would write the first thing that caught her eye (without thinking about it). Then she would walk inside and write about why it caught her eye. She used this method as a prompt for many of her creations.

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