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Creative Bookish Activities for World Art Day

Today is World Art Day and it’s time to get creative. Art Day, a celebration of the fine arts, promotes the awareness of creative activity worldwide (Wikipedia.) So, to celebrate this day and escape the boredom of quarantine, here are some book-related creative things you can do.

1.Book Spine Poetry 

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Line up the spines of your books so that they look like lines of poems. You can rearrange the book spines to make all sorts of different poems. This is a good possible way to spark creativity and continue writing real poetry. 

 

2. Typography  

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We all have quotes from songs and books that we love, so why not use them as a basis for being creative? Get out your pens and paints to draw your favorite quotes!

3. Remake a cover of your favorite book 

 

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Find your favorite book and make a new cover of it using your own individual artistry. You could make your own cover using your favorite scene of the book or draw how you imagined the characters.  

4. Art Journaling 

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Open up your journal and start a collage, almost like a vision board. You can make anything your theme, from your favorite quote, aesthetic, or towards a certain goal you have. Be creative and find things around the house to chart your life.

5. Find a writing prompt on Pinterest and go crazy

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There are so many great writing prompts to inspire writing on Pinterest. These ideas really get your mind flowing but most importantly, get you writing. You can find prompts for creative writing, nonfiction writing, and even journaling about your life.

Whatever you do to be creative for this day, we hope it gives you a little bit of joy during these hard times. So grab your brushes, colored pencils, pens, and anything else you may need to celebrate World Art Day and get crackin’!

We would love to see what you create! Take a picture of what you make and tag us on Twitter and Instagram!

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Journal Your Way Through Quarantine with these 7 Guided Journals

If you need another activity to occupy yourself while in quarantine, why not try journaling? To keep things interesting, try one of these seven guided journals with different prompts to get your creative and reflective juices flowing!

 

1. 642 Tiny Things to Draw by Chronicle Books LLC

From the creators of 642 Things to Draw, check out 642 Tiny Things to Draw to awaken your inner illustrator! If you want to use this quarantine to try your hand at drawing and buff up your artistic skills, then this is the perfect journal for you. With 642 clever drawing prompts, you will never run out of ideas of what to draw and create. Let your imagination run wild with this journal!

 

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2. 52 Lists for Happiness: Weekly Journaling Inspiration for Positivity, Balance, and Joy by Moorea Seal

If you’re someone who needs to make lists in order to function, then try out 52 Lists for Happiness to bring the positive vibes during this time of quarantine. The perfect tool for list lovers, this journal will help you to reflect and bring balance to your life in these uncertain times. With fifty-two list prompts, this journal will have you discovering your own unique happiness while adjusting to this new normal.

 

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3. Breathe Self-Care Journal by Breathe Magazine

Quarantine is the perfect time to cultivate a self-care routine and Breathe Self-Care Journal is the perfect way to get started! With a collection of Breathe articles and easy, reflective exercises, this journal will help you slow down, cultivate new rituals, and craft a better state of mind. You’ll come out of this quarantine with a new outlook on self-care!

 

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4. A.M. + P.M Guided Journal by Lady Jayne

If you want to start and end your day with a little reflection, then check out A.M. + P.M. Guided Journal. This guided journal features four alternating spread designs with different prompts and exercises to help you write and reflect. This is the perfect way to start journaling during this quarantine!

 

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5. One Question a Day for You and Me: Daily Reflections for Couples: A Three-Year Journal by Aimee Chase

If you are currently quarantined with your partner, then now is the perfect time for both of you to start One Question a Day for You and Me: Daily Reflections for Couples. By answering the same questions every day for three years, you can watch as your relationship evolves right before your own eyes. This is a great way to strengthen your relationship between you and your partner and a beautiful keepsake to look back on one day when life goes back to normal!

 

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6. A Daily Dose of Gratitude Journal by Peter Pauper Press, Incorporated

Now, more than ever, is the perfect time to practice a little gratitude. A Daily Dose of Gratitude Journal will help you recognize the little things you have to be grateful for each and every day, even in the middle of a global pandemic. With uplifting quotes throughout, this journal will help you to stay positive and be grateful during this uncertain time.

 

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7. My Bucket List Journal by Peter Pauper Press, Incorporated

Now is the perfect time to get started on your bucket list! My Bucket List Journal has a main section dedicated to trips and experiences and a smaller section devoted to books, movies, things to learn, and more! While in quarantine, start checking off those movies you always wanted to watch and those books you wanted to read, while you begin to plan your bucket list trips and experiences for once we can come out of quarantine!

 

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7 Journals for Anxiety Relief

In this uncertain time of travel bans and looming quarantines, it can be easy to get caught up in the what-if’s. Still, it’s important to check in with yourself and your mental health. If the endless COVID-19 news cycles have you feeling down and stressed out, check out these journals–all aimed to relieve your (pandemic-induced) anxiety. 

1. Calm the Chaos

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Calm the Chaos is marketed as “A Daily Practice for a More Peaceful Life.” With journal entries separated into “Today” and “Tomorrow,” the book allows you to reflect on the highlights of your day while also thinking about what you need to do tomorrow. The Today entries are the same every day, with prompts like “I took care of myself in the following ways:…,” “My most memorable moment of the day was…,” and “I am grateful for…” This allows you to focus on the positives of your day, instead of the negatives. 

The Tomorrow entries vary from day to day, prompting you to form an intention for the following day, plan out your to-do list, and think about how you want to be perceived by others, among other things. 

By reflecting on yourself, your day, and your future plans, you can focus your brain’s thoughts. This can calm you down before bed, or prepare you for the day ahead, depending on what time of day you decide to use the journal. Either way, this journal is the perfect way to calm the chaos of your life.

2. The Big Activity Book for Anxious People

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In times like these, everyone could use something a little lighthearted in their lives. The Big Activity Book For Anxious People not only helps you deal with anxiety, but provides a fun way to do so. Part journal, part coloring book, The Big Activity Book for Anxious People is complete with fun facts, quotes about anxiety, and cartoon drawings perfect for coloring. 

If you’re looking for something to keep you occupied, while balancing your anxious thoughts and daily life, this journal is for you.

3. Self-Care: A Day and Night Reflection Journal

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Pandemic or not, self-care is important. Self-Care: A Day and Night Reflection Journal allows you to check in with yourself in an easy format, complete with aesthetically-pleasing pages. First, you choose an intention for the day. Then you record things like sleep, meals, exercise, water intake, and other activities. On the next page, you go on to reflect about things like how you feel, things you did that were fun, things that were stressful, and kind things you did for yourself. There’s also a chart to track your mood throughout the day, as well as a space for other thoughts. 

With 90 days of entries, this journal is perfect for those of us stuck at home in the coming weeks. 

4. I’m So Freaking Freaked Out

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If you’re someone who prefers less structure in their go-to journal, I’m So Freaking Freaked Out could be perfect for you. The left page features a quote, while the right one has a single prompt: “Why I’m so freaking freaked out today.” Sometimes, you just need to rant about your day, whether it be because you had to fight for toilet paper at the grocery store, or because your professor has absolutely no idea how to properly work your online lecture. Either way, this journal gives you the freedom to write about whatever your heart desires, all while providing lighthearted quotes.

 

5. The 120-Day Anxiety Journal

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The 120-Day Anxiety Journal is perfect for anyone looking to track their anxiety levels, pinpoint triggers, and list coping mechanisms. By tracking how you feel, and the things that increase your anxiety, you can better cope. The journal also serves to track things like water intake, energy levels, sleep quality, and mood to make sure you’re staying healthy. 

If you’re looking for a space for your thoughts, there’s also dot grid pages for additional bullet journal notes, graphs, or doodles. Use these pages to be creative, and add your own personal touch!

6. Wreck This Journal

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While Wreck This Journal isn’t specifically designed to relieve anxiety, any anxious overthinker will know how difficult it can be to just stop thinking. This journal allows you to do just that by providing multiple activities to keep your brain occupied. Most of them include (wait for it) wrecking the journal in some way. If you’re someone who finds beauty in a little destruction, or you simply need to take out your stress, be sure to pick up this journal ASAP.

 

7. Let that Sh*T GO

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Let That Sh*t Go promises to help you let go of negative emotions, simply by providing profanity-laced prompts. Not only are the prompts fun and uplifting, but they’ll even encourage you to partake in self-care routines, like carving time out for yourself. This journal will keep you occupied with fun activities, all while making you laugh at the sheer number of swears contained in its pages.

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