Journal Writing

In Self Improvement, Short Thoughts, Stoicism

Each Monday morning I set a timer for 25 minutes and then spend that time writing in my journal. I currently use Day One App, but it can anything from a physical journal to a simple text file, the medium is not so important.

The reason I do this is so I can take stock of my previous week, the week ahead, and also my life goals, my philosophy, and general feelings . Twenty-five minutes is long enough to get everything down most of the time and short enough that it doesn’t feel like a chore.

The idea behind this is to lead a far more deliberate life, where one isn’t just dragged along in the current but is actively swimming towards a destination.

Also, it is so interesting to then take a look at what one was writing in the past, and then compare it to now. The idea of a philosophical journal is nothing new, thousands of years ago individuals far smarter than me were recommending the same course of action.