"DO IT TODAY" An Encouragement Journal
A guided encouragement journal for anyone in search of creative motivation––why start tomorrow when you can start today?
Do It Today is a guided encouragement journal for anyone in search of creative motivation. This is a journal for people who make things (or want to). People who have dreams (or want to find some). People who are seeking motivation in their daily lives (or want to shake up their routines and uncover something new). We want to live fuller lives. We want to feel alive and as though we're spending our time on the people, commitments, tasks, and work that matter most to us.
Now is a crucial time for this message of reinvention and possibility. Call it motivation, inspiration, encouragement, or a gentle kick in the pants, but with its mix of storytelling and service, Do It Today will act as an urgent reminder that new possibilities are open for everyone—and together we can map out a way to find them. Do It Today is a generous, empathetic, and accessible guide combining short essays, prompts, and open-ended questions that will inspire action, and is inventively designed to give the reader space to dream and plan. You will read, feel motivated, then put down this book and move. Why start tomorrow when you can start today?
Kara Cutruzzula is a writer, editor, playwright, and musical theater lyricist. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, TED Ideas, and TIME. Brass Ring Daily, her newsletter about work and creativity, has been featured in Lifehacker, Inc., and Vanity Fair, which called it “a life coach in your inbox.” Her journal Do It For Yourself: A Motivational Journal was published by Abrams in 2020. Visit her at karacutruzzula.com or @karacut. Tyler Spangler is a freelance graphic designer. He is a psychology graduate and an art school dropout. He ran a punk venue for 13 shows until it got shut down. Visit him at tylerspangler.com or @tyler_spangler.