How I Journal
I recently hit a 365 day streak in Day One. I’ve never been very good at keep a journal, so it felt pretty good! I found a couple things that helped journaling stick for me:
- Keep it short.
- Treat it like a private Instagram.
Keep It Short
I don’t write everything that happened in the day. That would be boring to read any way. I usually just write a sentence or two about something that stuck out. And that’s it. I just had to give myself permission to leave most of the day out.
Treat It Like a Private Instagram
Any time I take a picture and think “I should post this to Instagram”, I don’t. Instead, later that night, I put it in Day One and write a little about it. It’s just for me. By ignoring Instagram, I feel like I can be more present, and also spend zero mental energy thinking about everything involved with sharing a photo or video. Win-win.
After I made those two changes, I’m now pretty excited to write in my journal each night. I know I’ll be glad I did in the years to come.