making lists is the new journaling
Meet the #52ListsProject.
Published Feb 2, 2016 5:00 AM
If the thought of journaling to writing prompts feels so high school english class (in the worst way) but you’re craving tangible reflection, we have a journal for you. Moorea Seal, founder of her own eponymous online and Seattle-based accessories and home decor shop, created a journaling movement-turned book called The 52 Lists Project.
What started as a blog series in 2013 soon materialized into a published book (available now!) that features a different list for every week of the year. Topics are seasonally focused and feature prompts like listing your greatest comforts, accomplishments, the ways in which you can love others, the places you want to go, your favorite books, and people you admire (to name just a few). No need to worry about what will happen in a year when you finish, either. Seal took to Instagram to share the book is being turned into a series, with the next Lists Project focused on happiness.
Seal wrote on her site, “With perfectly timed prompts that meet you where you are throughout the different seasons, this journal will open up new avenues of self-knowledge and help you create, enjoy, and take ownership of your life, as each week of the year becomes more thoughtful and vibrant.”
As someone who lives (and thrives!) off daily to-do lists, nothing sounds more appealing than using lists as a reflective tool—especially for those times essay writing feels like too serious of a commitment. Trust us, this will not be another chore to add to your list, but instead, a weekly brainstorming session about what makes you… YOU that you’ll no doubt look forward to.
To get involved, follow Seal and The 52 Lists Project on Instagram, search the hashtag #52ListsProject, or purchase her book on mooreaseal.com, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Paper Source, or Amazon.