Facts and Figures
Published: October 4th 2016, TarcherPerigee
Acquired: Kindly sent for review by the publisher
What’s the story?
On the heels of his internationally successful first book, 1 Page at a Time, graphic designer and illustrator Adam J. Kurtz delivers another intimate and engaging journal for anyone who loves to explore ideas, record thoughts and feelings, and capture those fleeting but amazing moments of everyday life.
Unlike a linear journal, this book can be opened up to any page, encouraging and engaging readers time and time again through continued use. Rather than simply complete tasks and turn pages, users are encouraged to leave their mark, and if they land on the same page days or weeks later, they can review, reflect, and revise their previous response.
Feeling lonely? Pensive? Peeved? Questioning? This deceptively simple book offers perspective, hope, and a twist of existential metaphor – and is perfect to pick up again and again.
What did I think?
The tagline of Pick Me Up is ‘a pep talk for now and later’ but I think ‘a pep talk for the soul’ would be just as appropriate. Created in a similar vein to Wreck This Journal but firmly slanted towards wellness and mindfulness, this is a fun introduction to mindfulness and journaling and I’d totally recommend it to anybody who wants to embark on a journey of self-care in 2017.
Each page contains a prompt, exercise, activity or tip that will help you become more present, mindful and grateful for those treasured people and experiences you hold dear. I’m a huge fan of self-improvement and mindfulness is something that completely transformed my life but it’s always something I can learn more about, so a book like Pick Me Up is a great tool to help me keep working towards my goals and live more in the moment every day.
Who would I recommend it to?
Those who want to introduce mindfulness into their lives in a fun, creative way.