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Journaling – writing to clear my thoughts, feel grateful about the good things, understand better the things I fear, and just to collect important memories – is one of my most helpful habits.
Others have written extensively about the benefits of journaling:
- Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life
- Become a Better Person by Keeping a Journal
- How Tim Ferriss Specifically Uses His Journal To Achieve Huge Goals
I have journal entries in different places and formats dating back to 2009, and I’m always amazed at how it improves my thinking and makes me feel better. However, I always face two problems:
- I keep forgetting to write on my journal, even though I always feel better after doing so.
- I often have a hard time knowing where to start writing.
In order to solve these problems (and also have some fun with coding!) I developed a Telegram 🤖 chatbot called Dear Diary that a) reminds me daily and b) has helpful writing prompts to make it easier for me to start writing.
It has been helping me (and a couple of other early users) to keep the habit going, and it’s really fun to use! If you’re interested, click here to learn more and chat with the bot!
One thought on “Improving my journaling habit”
Journaling is my therapy and I have two seperate journals. Do you write in more than one journal?