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34 minutes ago by ljvmiranda

I do something similar, but I use the Jesuit's Daily Examen as a guide/prompt [1]. You can strip it with only the secular stuff and the pattern becomes the same: what you're grateful for, what worries you, what you want to improve upon.

[1]: https://www.jesuits.org/spirituality/the-ignatian-examen/

9 hours ago by tinyprojects

I've built a service that lets your create an online blog from your paper journal. I use it daily, and I find I'm a lot more consistent with journaling knowing others are reading my writing. I also write way more without all the tech distractions:


8 hours ago by stanislavb

It seems original - blogging from handwritten notes. My first thought was - how accurate is it? i.e. if I'm to blog-post from a note, automagically, I'd love to have the confidence that there are not typos/OCR-issues.

p.s. I've submitted it to SaaSHub as well https://www.saashub.com/paper-website

3 hours ago by mjrbrennan

This is really cool! I much prefer writing in longhand (I do for all my fiction writing). However my handwriting is absolutely awful. Maybe I need to try this out and see how it fares -- all the examples on the front page have nice neat handwriting :)

2 hours ago by dmitryminkovsky

Very nicely done landing page.

9 hours ago by Wronnay

I also journal since multiple years, and I feel that this many questions create too much pressure.

My best approach was simply writing down bullet points of stuff which I found noticeable.

9 hours ago by renarl

I’ve also found that journaling without prompts is much more sustainable for me. Now, for the second year, I’m doing daily morning pages of at least 750 words. It takes me about 30 minutes of free-flow writing. I can write whatever comes, and if nothing comes, I write that. It’s helped me to become much more self-aware about what’s going on in my mind and also mostly solved my fear of starting from a blank page.

Initially, I used https://750words.com/ which helped to create a routine. But now I'm using obsidian daily notes with a word counter plugin.

7 hours ago by TurkishPoptart

So you do your morning pages in Obsidian? I'm curious how your pages and content may change depending on whether you're doing it on paper & pen as opposed to a word processor & keyboard.

5 hours ago by BeetleB

This is a well known technique. You can buy physical journals with certain questions as prompts.

I tried this for a while. It works in the beginning, but it wasn't long before I tired of coming up with answers to the same question every day.

The real question I have: Which fountain pen is in the picture?

8 hours ago by jackconsidine

Great tips! I also do "3 things I've learned" that day, which could be an interesting fact, an esoteric code thing, or something random in the news.

This is a rewarding one to look back on

4 hours ago by X6S1x6Okd1st

I started with a more structured journal, but slowly got less structured. I generally go back and do monthly and yearly retros when I feel like it which yeilds something more structured.

I tried doing it in the morning but found that I just didn't have a very strong morning habit/protected time in the morning. Instead I do it at night and write what happened the day prior, that way I can write it whenever I feel like without missing out on anything, and it gives me some practice simply using my memory.

3 hours ago by skydhash

I’ve also tried the morning/evening routine. It felt too stiff for me. Now I just write what happened during the day and how I feel about it. I write it in English for practice. It’s like letting go of the day’s emotional charge.

10 hours ago by estitesc

Just created a step by step audio flow for this if anyone is interested, great way to actually do it:


6 hours ago by DeadReckoning

This is really great. I especially like the morning questions. Thank you!

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