Separate from my medium blog, I also write down what I do every single day privately using Evernote.
It’s been over 200 something days since I started doing that. And I can tell you that it has been really helpful.
Over 100 days ago, I wrote this reflection:
Much of the same feelings and perspective I have about writing things down holds true, even from way back when in April.
It’s CRAZY to me that I wrote this all the way back in April. Time flies when you are doing so much.
Have you ever thought about starting something? Going to the gym? Journaling? Writing a blog post? Working? Building a company?
Starting something is always a challenge. The biggest obstacle to doing something is not necessarily the task itself, it’s yourself. It’s preventing yourself from giving up too soon.
It’s that you (or me), the person starting the task, wants value out of whatever they are doing. It all comes down to expectation management.
You cannot expect to get an apple from a tree you just planted last week.
I had no idea what I was getting myself into by starting to journal everyday or starting to blog everyday. But I knew that if I continued to write every single day something positive would happen.
Again, my metric is not number of views or in the private journaling’s case, length of content.
It’s neither of those.
For me, it’s just about how I feel. And for now, it’s a great way to gauge that and relieve stress.
A neat side benefit is that I can now look back in my daily journal and review my week / year / life.
I’m going to continue writing things down for as long as I want.
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