September 9, 2017

Spotlight: The Nocturnal Journal by Lee Crutchley

The Nocturnal Journal: A Late-Night Exploration of What's Really on Your Mind
Author: Lee Crutchley
Genre: Nonfiction/Self Help
Release Date: September 5, 2017
Publisher: Tarcherperigee


An insightful, supportive and creative journal for anyone who can't turn off their restless minds when the lights go out

An engaging and emotionally aware resource for night owls, insomniacs, and anyone else who finds themselves awake at all hours, The Nocturnal Journal will help you explore what keeps you up at night, and why. Prompts and illustrations tease out the pressing thoughts, deep questions, everyday anxieties, and half-formed creative ideas that need unpacking and exploring, bringing more peace of mind and a richer understanding of ourselves.

Here are just a handful of sample prompts from the book that help rein in and navigate the night mind:
·       Write a resume that consists only of your failures and rejections. Which of these are still holding you back?
·       Fill this box with all of your worries. Now sort them into these boxes: productive worries & unproductive worries.
·       Write down every amazing idea you have tonight. Tomorrow, highlight the ideas that are still amazing.
·       What would you save in a fire? What would you burn to the ground?
·       What will you be remembered for? What would you like to be remembered for?

Lee Crutchley is an artist and author whose previous books include The Art of Getting Started and How to Be Happy (or at Least Less Sad). He enjoys the weird and wonderful ideas he has when he should be sleeping. Learn more at

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