Why keep a One-Sentence Journal?
Several years ago, I became alarmed by how little I remembered from my own past, so I looked for a realistic way to keep a colorful record of my life. I remember growing up always having some sort of diary that I would decorate and personalize with all my energy. Every night I would vent out my struggles, worries and happy moments to it. Pages and pages worth of memories per day, now as a common adult with a common adult life there’s no more time or energy for that. Because keeping a proper journal seem far to daunting, I decided instead to keep a one-sentence journal.
Every night I will write Just one sentence, hopefully one day after several years I will look back and know that one-sentence is indeed enough to keep memories vivid. Several years ago I came across “The Happiness Project” On-Sentence Journal a Five-year record book, I always intended to actually use it and apply it to my daily life but for many reasons I have always put it aside until now.
A one-sentence journal is very satisfying, manageable and doesn’t feel like a burden for your daily life routine. It gives me a feeling of accomplishment and growth that is important to happiness it helps recall happy moments and gives anyone who does it a reason to reflect on the past experiences in a loving and grateful way.
We tend to overestimate what can be done in the short term, and underestimate what can be done in the long term, a little bit at a time. Writing one sentence a day sounds easy, and it is; at the end of the year it adds up to a marvelous record.
I WISH IT WAS EASIER FOR ME TO GET TROUGH MY MORNINGS.
Mornings are not my thing, I really wish I could wake up early and feel refreshed and ready to go. Unfortunately I am not a morning bird and find myself tossing and turning every morning until I have to literally force myself off the bed before I am late for any of my morning duties. One of my goals in life is to learn to wake up feeling good, energized and optimistic… not sleep all day until afternoon hits.