Remember that day? You know the one. The one you can’t remember anything about, yet you remember that you went to bed that night thinking it was just the most awesome day? What was it that made that day so phenomenal? What did you do, feel, sense, experience, or contribute that day? Who did you connect with?
That’s how you want most of the days of your life to be like, right? But how can you create and experience more of those days if you can’t remember what has made this day so ideal to you? What were the exact ingredients?
Most of the time, we simply forget those things. We forget the moments, the feelings, the people we connected with. We forget about the successes and failures we had, the important lessons we learned.
This journal was designed for that reason. Memory inevitably fades. What you are going to write in this journal will not. This journal inspires you to record the treasures of your life, day by day.
Maybe you have this belief that the details of your days are so common- place that they are not worth writing about. In her eternally moving The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank at rst also questioned her writings:
‘For someone like me, it is a very strange habit to write in a diary. Not only that I have never written before, but it strikes me that later neither I, nor anyone else, will care for the outpouring of a thirteen year old schoolgirl.’
The daily entries of Anne’s diary did not only help us understand history better, they immortalized her and touched the lives of millions.
Don’t underestimate the power and value of writing about the current events in your life, the moments around them, and how you felt while they were happening. These seemingly ordinary days become the memories your future self will return to for comfort, inspiration, and fun. Tell your story. You don’t necessarily have to shout it from the mountaintops, but at least tell it to yourself. Your future self will thank you.
As Maya Angelou once wrote:
‘There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.’
At the beginning of this journal we made a table in which you can list days that were particularly special to you.
A lack of a good night’s sleep can be a major drag on our happiness. If we don’t get enough sleep, our cognitive abilities throughout the day drop, our motivation drops, our stress goes up, and we tend to make worse decisions.