“What is a diary as a rule? A document useful to the person who keeps it. Dull to the contemporary who reads it and invaluable to the student, centuries afterwards, who treasures it.” — Walter Scott
Make a commitment to write journal regularly.
Set up a schedule that suits you and follow it. Don’t skip writing sessions if you don’t know what to write about — just start with a rough paragraph and keep developing it (see “Write” section below).
Choose tools that are convenient and inspiring.
For instance, Mémoires, our journaling software, is a simple and effective tool that keeps you focused on your journal’s content, not the application itself.
You’d want to keep your journal on your computer, and here’s why:
- it’s searchable (easy to find everything your wrote about);
- secure (no need to hide anything, just remember your password);
- editing and rewriting is easy.
However, you may need a small paper notebook when you’re away from your computer — try tiny Moleskines or Field Notes. Just remember to type entries back into your journaling software.
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