The toughest part of keeping a journal isn't deciding what to write, but writing in the first place. The Mind Journal helps keep you motivated by providing a series of questions and tasks to kickstart your writing and give you added confidence. The prompts were massaged over months of testing, with feedback from psychologists, entrepreneurs, academics, and a host of other testers, and can be used with the included manual to get the most out of the journal. As for the book itself, it's roughly 6" x 8" in size and opens completely flat, with 176 ruled pages of Italian-made, recycled, acid-free paper — good for about six weeks of everyday writing — and a man-made leather exterior. It comes with the aforementioned manual and a custom-designed case that keeps it protected and your thoughts private.