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In 2020, I found myself wanting to keep track of milestones and memories from my family and kids. However, I’ve never tried keeping a journal, and it was intimidating feeling like I needed to fill up a blank page.
So I made a site that let me save the important or funny moments from each day, limited to a 140-character text message size. I found out that I wasn't the first one to have the idea, which has been called a "one-sentence journal."
My wife Julie said she wanted to use it, too. So I decided to set up an interface that would allow her–and anyone else–to keep their own journals.
I hope you find it as useful as I have for saving and revisiting positive memories.
There’s no one “right” way to journal. You can do it wherever you want and in whatever way you want. All you need is a piece of paper or a blank document. However, although there is no right way to journal, there is an easy way to journal…
Write one sentence per day.
The primary advantage of journaling one sentence each day is that it makes journaling fun. It's easy to do. It's easy to feel successful. And if you feel good each time you finish journaling, then you'll keep coming back to it.
The calendar makes it easy to track your streaks without breaking the chain.
For quite a while, I’ve been alarmed by how little I remember about my own past.
Also, I wished that I could keep a proper journal, to maintain a colorful record of what’s happening in my life, but that would just be too much work.
Instead, I came up with the idea of keeping a “one-sentence journal.”
It’s a very satisfying project: it’s manageable, so it doesn’t make me feel burdened; it gives me a feeling of accomplishment and progress, the “growth” so important to happiness; it helps keep happy memories vivid (because I’m much more inclined to write about happy events than unhappy events), which boosts my happiness; and it gives me a reason to pause thinking lovingly about the members of my family.
Your journal automatically resurfaces your entries from recent days, months, and years.