I used to journal… a lot.
I have a box in the attic filled with spiral bound notebooks that chronicle what I’m sure was some embarrassing teenage emotional trauma.
But when I started blogging in 2004 I stopped. While the blog is a great way to capture fun moments and some detailed stories – I don’t write every day.
A month or so ago one of the blogs I read mentioned the One Line A Day 5-year Journal.
It’s nice size – about 4×6 and an inch thick. It has a ribbon marker and gold-edged pages.
Inside it looks like this…
Each day has a space for you to write something for BRIEF – about 6 lines – for each year. So when you’re done you can glance at a page and see all the things that happened on May 31st for 2012-2017.
The small amount of space is perfect for what I wanted. I can usually fit 2-3 “sentences” or thoughts. It takes me 3 minutes to summarize the highlights of the day. Quick enough that I don’t put it off when I spot the journal next to my computer at night.
They also make a pink “Mom’s” version.
P.S. If you purchase either journal using the links above you’re helping the Kennedy’s raise funds for their adoption – an idea they got from my book 🙂