The Morning Sidekick Journal Review & Giveaway

You know how much I love to read and write, so when I was asked if I wanted to have a look at a new type of journal I squealed in delight! Yes!!

I’m in love with my new journal! – just wanted to get that out there!

The Morning Sidekick Journal is amazing. Full of ideas and tips to help you get the most out of life.

The Morning Sidekick Journal Review

It’s beautiful to hold. Hardback with fantastic thick pages, the feel of a quality product. It has one of those great bookmarks, so you won’t lose your place and an elastic band to keep it closed. There is the option of having a pdf version as well, so you can fill in on your laptop, if that’s the better option for you.

What’s The Morning Sidekick Journal all about?

Their mission is to help us better ourselves. They will help by being a book-sized trainer to build this life-altering habit into our day-to-day life (their words!)

This journal is jam-packed with tips and strategies that have been discovered by people who have mastered their mornings. Full of actionable tips and motivating content as well.

Sample journal page

Each day for 66 days there is new information, motivation tips, and accountability that you need to stay on track to better yourself.

I did wonder why it’s for 66 days, but apparently on average it takes 66 days to form a habit! Is this why I have to eat a couple of squares of chocolate each day? Did I once eat a couple of squares of chocolate every day for 66 days so now I have a habit? or is that called an addiction? Haha!

The Morning Sidekick Journal describes to us the phases of building a new habit:

  • Days 1-7 – Hell Week
  • Days 8-21 – Staying Consistent
  • Days 21-26 – Hardwiring – Retaining Interest in your Personal Development
  • Days 66 + – Habit Mastery

I agree it’s going to be hard to start, but I want to better myself and so a bit of elbow grease and an open mind is how I’m going to start.

Day 1 - pro-tip

The Morning Sidekick Journal has many different types of content to help you. These are:

  • Pro Tips
  • Daily Challenges
  • Clips & Podcasts
  • Success Stories
  • Affirmations

The journal is brilliantly designed. It has many little illustrations, great tick boxes and the tasks are broken down into manageable bite size chunks. It encourages you to be more productive with your mornings.

Daily Challenge

My Experiences So Far…

I’m now a week in to using my journal so coming out of hell week! Just a few minutes a day in the mornings and before bed to pop in and do the tasks is all it takes. I’m using the journal to help me organise/prioritise my blog around work and family life to become a better blogger is my aim. To be more productive in the mornings and make the most out of my day.

If I’m being honest I don’t know if I will keep up with the journal for 66 days, but will definitely keep on reading the useful tips provided daily.

Where To Get One

You can buy The Morning Sidekick Journal from Habitnest.com which costs $29.90 and includes the digital pdf version as well. (price correct as of March 2017)

Giveaway

The fantastic people at Sidekickjournal have given me 1 copy of the journal to giveaway. To enter all you have to do is fill in the rafflecopter below. UK entrants only please.

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Good Luck!

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*I was given a copy of The Morning Sidekick Journal in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

*Terms and Conditions – There is one copy of The Morning Sidekick Journal to giveaway. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter.com from all valid entries and be notified by Twitter. The winner will have 28 days to respond with a valid UK address before a new winner is selected. Open to all UK entrants aged 18 or over only. Facebook and Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway.

 

65 Comments

  1. Sparklett21
    March 22, 2017 / 10:57 am

    My morning goal would be to getting going earlier & not procrastinate so much(actually that may be a daily, let alone morning, goal)😜

  2. Debby
    March 21, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    My goal is quite simple – to make an effort to have some sort of breakfast, as I rarely eat early in the day and desperately need to put on some weight (weight gain is my main goal but I’d feel and look better and have more energy if I could face an earlier/extra meal a day). Fingers crossed.

  3. Christine Lockley
    March 21, 2017 / 9:20 am

    My morning goal would be to eat breakfast every day and become more active

  4. Lorraine Kirk
    March 19, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    I would like to eat a healthier breakfast

  5. Claire Woods
    March 19, 2017 / 9:50 am

    To be more active.

  6. Roz Blight
    March 18, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    To get up with enough time to have a walk in the mornings.

  7. lynn neal
    March 18, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    To do some stretching exercises

  8. Iris W
    March 18, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    To get out of bed refreshed and not having to hit the snooze button 3 times and then in need of a coffee before starting the day

  9. Susan B
    March 16, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    Waking up in a positive and rested state would be nice.

  10. Katherine Lucas
    March 16, 2017 / 8:14 am

    The goal would be to do some exercise every morning

  11. Rachel Butterworth
    March 15, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    A healthy breakfast. Every morning. I usually don’t eat anything til about noon.

  12. Hayley F
    March 15, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    to wake up feeling refreshed would be lovely x

  13. Hannah ingham
    March 15, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    Manage fifty push ups without a break!

  14. LORRAINE STONE
    March 15, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    Love just to get up feeling I have had a decent nights sleep and then go into the day “high” on energy!

  15. MARGARET gallagher
    March 14, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    To wake up jump out of bed and feel refreshed
    So sluggish these days -time to plan!

  16. Raine Grosvenor
    March 14, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    Only just found your blog but I can see myself being addicted

  17. Stevie
    March 14, 2017 / 9:36 am

    I think I need to start eating breakfast instead of just coffee.

  18. Donna Caldwell
    March 13, 2017 / 11:14 pm

    To have everything sitting ready and to sit down and eat my breakfast instead of running around grabbing things

  19. Robin
    March 13, 2017 / 3:48 am

    to not take 2 hours to ‘wake up’ and be ready for the day!

  20. Paul Halling
    March 12, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    Just wake up feeling refreshed!!

  21. March 12, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    To get up feeling energised and not like a zombie till lunch time ! Lol

  22. March 12, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    To get up feeling energised and not like a zombie lol

  23. amy bondoc
    March 11, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    id like to drink a smoothie each morning instead of coffee!

  24. ElizM
    March 10, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    kick the lattes and drink freshly juiced fruit and veg every morning. Some mornings I do, some mornings I don’t but the coffee craving kicks in quite early

  25. Keri Jones
    March 10, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    Getting washed and dressed straight away, that way I’m ready for anything x

  26. Ruth Harwood
    March 10, 2017 / 11:50 am

    To feel comfortable in my own skin x

  27. Kim M
    March 9, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    Getting out of bed a but earlier x

  28. Sophie Roberts
    March 9, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    To wake up and feel positive with a list of goals for the day! Then I’d feel good for achieving them 🙂

  29. Samantha O'D
    March 8, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    To wake feeling energised, it’s a rare and beautiful thing

  30. Alix Smith
    March 8, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    Write a gratitude list of 10 things each morning – Whenever I manage to do this life becomes amazing but with 2 little ones it’s difficult to get it done at the moment.

  31. Sam Rhodes
    March 8, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    to wake up feeling more positive about the day x

  32. LAURA WHEATLEY
    March 8, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    wake up with a positive thought each morning

  33. Spencer Broadley
    March 8, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    Tbe fit and strong enough to cycle to the shop and back

  34. Emma Dormer
    March 8, 2017 / 11:38 am

    To not have to rush so much,im up early but its my four children that slow me down ha ha

  35. Laura Loo
    March 8, 2017 / 10:21 am

    To be up and ready in time instead of rushing every morning

  36. Helen Stratton
    March 8, 2017 / 8:22 am

    To make better use of my time in the mornings.

  37. Michaela Hannah
    March 8, 2017 / 6:44 am

    I would love to be able to get up and start the day feeling productive rather than tired

  38. March 7, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    To have peaceful mornings in which I don’t have to rush my 4 year old.

  39. Solange
    March 7, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    To eat a healthy breakfast.

  40. Lorna Ledger
    March 7, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    When I have a shower first and foremost it makes me feel so much more awake and alive, so I think by doing that before anything would be a great goal! x

  41. jo liddement
    March 7, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    I took up yoga and meditation a few years ago but since having my son have got lazy and i feel that i would benefit from finding some time to start again.

  42. Carly Belsey
    March 7, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    My morning goal would be to eat a healthy breakfast and try and keep healthy eating throughout the day

  43. Leila Benhamida
    March 7, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    My goal will be to wake up in time and enjoy breakfast without interruption.

  44. Natalie Blyth
    March 7, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    to do more exercise

  45. Gemma Massey
    March 7, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    Get out of bed earlier in a more positive mood

  46. Tee
    March 7, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    I’d love to have a consistent morning routine that got things done! At the moment once everyone else has left for work/school/etc. I end up dithering and it takes me until lunchtime to get into a good productive groove.

  47. Kim M
    March 7, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    Getting up a bit earlier in the morning x

  48. March 7, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    To make a fresh green juice – something I can never be bothered to do

  49. Rebecca Nisbet
    March 7, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    to wake up in good time, and to not have to rush every morning.

  50. Annabel Greaves
    March 7, 2017 / 10:51 am

    To include some exercise into my day after I have dropped the kids off to school

  51. T. Brailey
    March 7, 2017 / 7:55 am

    Be up, ready and organised by 8.30am. But an achievable goal would be up, ready and organised by 11.30am

  52. Harline Parkin
    March 7, 2017 / 3:23 am

    I’m an early riser and I love to go on a run before work but I’d love to join a gym and go there in the morning

  53. Sarah Ann
    March 7, 2017 / 12:50 am

    To wake up half an hour earlier each day and do some yoga.

  54. Sarah Mackay
    March 6, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    Having a glass of water first thing.

  55. Ann-Marie Gould
    March 6, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    to stop drinking so much caffeine in the mornings 🙂

  56. Alison Macdonald
    March 6, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    To get out of bed when my alarm goes off rather than hitting the snooze button a few times 😉

    • Rachel
      March 6, 2017 / 9:38 pm

      Good one! x

  57. Michelle Ferguson
    March 6, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    To jump out of bed rather than drag myself up

  58. March 6, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful post!! We seriously appreciate it and hope we’ve made some impact in recharging your mornings.

    • Rachel
      March 6, 2017 / 9:41 pm

      It’s a pleasure Ari, the journal is fabulous and I know it will help a lot of people. Including me!

  59. Rachael Ashmore
    March 6, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    To not care so much about what people think 🎲

  60. lucy higgins
    March 6, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    mine would be to not to criticise myself too much

  61. Kay Sherman
    March 6, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    I would say to drink more water I know I don’t drink anywhere near enough

  62. Tracy Nixon
    March 6, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    My morning goal would be to wake up feeling refreshed after a nights undisturbed sleep. I am not sleeping so well at the moment and wake to early so feel like a zombie most mornings! Another goal would be to take a morning walk after breakfast everyday to help me get some fresh air and feel revitalised!

    • Rachel
      March 6, 2017 / 9:47 pm

      I love the idea of taking a morning walk – if only I had the time! xx

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