— Dan Mills (@danmills7) September 20, 2016
Day One is my journal of choice. It’s a real functional app that, with some effort, can become a tool in your toolbox against depression. The ease of use and beautiful design make it a joy to journal with, and it made sticking to my journaling habit so much easier.
Day One Journal for me has basically become a free-form dumping ground for whatever thoughts and emotions have been welling-up in my body and mind throughout the day. I’m finding the exercise of journaling to be a fantastic pressure release valve to push toward the end of each day.
It took me a while to figure out how to do this, but once I did it was game-changing. Self awareness can only really come through repeated activity and – more importantly – reflection. Looking back and looking inward forges a better path going forward…. That’s why I keep a daily journal.
This personal micro-blogging platform is a perfect way to start tracking the things you’ve done this year, and is great for when you decide to look back and see the amazing things you’ve done!
As a creator it’s important to keep your mind clear and tap into your intuition. Journaling really helps me do this. Every single day I journal for 10 minutes. I start out with the 3 things I am particularly grateful for that day then I just write whatever is on my mind. I don’t think. I don’t edit. I don’t process. I just write.