Daily Journal Time Machine
I’ve journaled in various forms over the years 1.
About ten years ago, I migrated my journaling to the Day One app.
I love how Day One is available on my Mac and my iPhone. I post text, photos, audio, links, or quotes as they pop into my head. I tag posts and even store posts into separately themed journals.
In the last six months, I’ve added reviewing my journal to my morning ritual.
Each morning, before I knock out the day’s Wordle, I review the posts “on this day” in Day One.
It’s been a delight.
On some days, I have posts dating back ten years. It’s like jumping into a time machine to a previous life. Reading back over challenges at work, holidays we’ve taken, or photos of my family always brings a smile to my dial.
Once a month, I choose a random tag and review the journal posts under that. It’s illuminating to see the evolution of my mood or feelings on a particular topic over time.
Regularly reviewing my posts has made writing posts feel more valuable too.
So yeah, journaling is like a tricked-out DeLorean.