One Sentence Journaling

Fabio Rosato

September 5, 2022

Journaling is simply the act of thinking about your life and writing it down. That’s it.

Anyone can benefit from getting their thoughts out of their head and onto paper.

Journaling has so many benefits. Here are some of my favorites.

Journaling provides the opportunity to learn new lessons from old experiences.

Reading your old journal entries lets you pick up on new sentences and see the past in a different way.

Journaling sharpens your memory.

Reading an old journal entry can be surprising because it reminds you of how you thought.

Journaling motivates you to make the most of each day.

Knowing that your day will be recorded makes you want to make at least one good choice before the sun sets. I sometimes find myself thinking, “I want to have something good to write down tonight.”

Journaling provides proof of your progress.

When you’re feeling down, one glance at your previous entries and you have proof of how much you have grown over the months and years.

Despite all the numerous benefits of journaling, there is one problem. It sounds great in theory, but making it a habit is another matter.

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.

It’s your 2-minute version of journaling. It’s so easy to do, it makes journaling fun. And if you feel good each time you journal, then you’ll keep coming back to it.

Here are a few examples of journaling prompts you could use:

  • What happened today? (Daily journal)
  • What am I grateful for today? (Gratitude journal)
  • What is my most important task today? (Productivity journal)
  • How did I sleep last night? (Sleep journal)
  • How do I feel today? (Mood journal)

Underneath the prompt make space for 31 lines. One for each day of the month. This is where you’ll write your one sentence each day.

To start your journaling habit all you have to do is write your prompt for the month and jot down a few words each day. Once the month is complete, you can look back on 31 complete journal entries. The entire experience is designed to make journaling so easy that you can’t help but do it each day.

Journaling doesn’t need to be a big production. Just write one sentence about what happened during the day.

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