How to Journal Every Day + 4 Ways to Stick with the Habit

41 thoughts on “How to Journal Every Day + 4 Ways to Stick with the Habit

  • February 21, 2019 at 4:34 pm
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    Daily journaling has been one of the best uses of my time and makes a big impact on my day. What are some of the benefits you see to journaling? What do you find difficult about sticking to the habit?

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  • February 21, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    Excited for another new video! Curious if you have you read "The Journal Writing Superpower Secret" by Michael Forest. Looking for opinions from folks who have read, and this seems right up your alley.

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  • February 21, 2019 at 4:45 pm
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    Matt – good stuff. You familiar with Julia Cameron's "Morning Pages?" She has several books and many articles and videos on the topic, but it's an exercise to facilitate a "brain dump" and a streaming flow of thought. Not exactly what you are discussing here, but somewhere along the line, may compliment your efforts. Thanks again.

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  • February 21, 2019 at 4:57 pm
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    this helped me so much… I've been journaling for 8 years now but never been able to stick to it daily so this video was very helpful

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  • February 21, 2019 at 5:10 pm
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    I love dropping by your channel now and then. You always always have something interesting and inspiring. Today the beard was a shock…I guess I haven't been here for awhile. 🙂

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  • February 21, 2019 at 5:12 pm
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    Great tips … now I'm off to read all those articles you mention. Thanks so much for sharing! ~Pam

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  • February 21, 2019 at 5:26 pm
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    Hi Matt, do you do work meeting notes in another book? As I find 2 and maybe toward 3 is all a journal lasts as maybe 10-20 pages a week of notes and planning between the bullet month pages and week review. (It is my own variation)
    Just wondered how you do that and keep 1 journal so long?

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  • February 21, 2019 at 5:46 pm
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    When i have a big journal i do find it difficult and i want them to be filt

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  • February 21, 2019 at 5:51 pm
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    Great video Matt. Thank you.

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  • February 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm
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    I loved The 31 promts, helped me to journal regular, sometimes I just lack of energy and willpower so I will try this tips. Thanks for your awesome contents.

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  • February 21, 2019 at 6:04 pm
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    I am scared as to how similar your cursive writing is to mine.

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  • February 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm
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    Really enjoyed this video! I've always been a stream of consciousness kind of journaler but I'm trying the logbook method this year (inspired by your videos) and I'm loving it so far.

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  • February 21, 2019 at 7:35 pm
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    Good seeing this new upload Matt. I mentioned you and your channel in my recent upload!

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  • February 21, 2019 at 7:56 pm
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    Thank you for giving us a glimpse inside your journals! Like yourself, I enjoy/use the logbook method. And yes to pocket size notebooks! Field Notes are a personal favorite, along with softcover Moleskines. Looking forward to more of your journaling videos! It's refreshing hearing a guy's perspective of the benefits of journaling. Love it!

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  • February 21, 2019 at 8:04 pm
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    Two great resources: “Writing as a Way of Healing,” by L.DeSalvo; highlights research indicating of 3 study groups (one did no journaling, one documented events only, one documented & expressing feelings) the group who both documented events & expressed feelings about those event showed lowest stress & best physical/mental health indicators. Another great book is, “Willpower Instinct” by K. McGonigal (based on Stanford Uni workshop).

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  • February 21, 2019 at 8:50 pm
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    I know this will be a great video so I've clicked on the thumbsup right before watching it. Since the January Journal Challenge, I gained a lot of momentum in daily journaling. Now, I was thinking about the questions, other than my 'wins', 'takeways' and 'opportunities,' I need to ask myself daily that can bring impact for tomorrow's. Thanks, Matt!

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  • February 22, 2019 at 12:12 am
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    Thanks for sharing this

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  • February 22, 2019 at 1:54 am
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    I'm in the productivity class and I've been doing the logbook style every morning and night, it has helped me focus and get so much done. It's by far my favorite thing right now.

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  • February 22, 2019 at 8:44 am
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    Good one Matt…I’ve been stuck in my same ol journaling, and have been thinking of how to change it up..this video helped🤙🏽thanks man!

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  • February 22, 2019 at 6:07 pm
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    Yay! Welcome back, boss!

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  • February 23, 2019 at 4:41 am
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    I have weeklies and dailies. On my dailies I have a column for work what I need to do and a column for home tasks. Before bed I fill out my dailies with journaling of how my day was and what I did. There was one day that I was so busy and exhausted that I’d just write “long day. Exhausted! Don’t want to write! Zzzz”

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  • February 23, 2019 at 10:38 am
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    Thank you Matt, Ive been Journaling for a few months your Video's and advice is very helpful

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  • February 25, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    I love your videos, I really like how you help me to stick with this habit of journaling and keep that habit going on

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  • February 25, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    I love your videos, I really like how you help me to stick with this habit of journaling and keep that habit going

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  • February 25, 2019 at 8:18 am
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    Then prompt link you sent isent working 🙁

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  • February 26, 2019 at 6:37 am
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    0:36 Love that quote!!

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  • February 27, 2019 at 7:05 am
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    Jim Carrey much? You probably hear that a lot. I journal my little heinie (hiney, if you prefer) off. I’ve recently jumped onboard the highly popular BuJo, I have kept “writing” journals for years along with Nature Journals and Spiritual Journals. The thing I’ve learned is how much of a cycle my life is. When anyone comes across some huge thing they wrote 10 years ago and immediately recognizes they are writing the same things now, it is more revealing than a decade of counseling. That’s my number one reason, and it helps you remember, and a planner can help anyone to finish what they started. Productivity is one goal. Thank you for all your help.

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  • February 27, 2019 at 7:09 am
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    Yea………. I LOVE one line per day. It’s great. I don’t force it though. I think it could lose its value if I made myself write my daily line.

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  • March 2, 2019 at 8:41 pm
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    great content buddy.

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  • March 15, 2019 at 4:45 am
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    Is it possible to combine long form journaling within the bullet journal system? I've been messing with different ways to organize this. So far, I just log everything in my index.

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  • May 2, 2019 at 8:19 pm
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    Loved this. One of my top 3 favorite journaling videos to get me started.

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  • May 22, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    Ok, dude you sound too much like Jim Carrey

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  • May 24, 2019 at 1:12 am
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    I have to apologise for passing up your videos. Once watched, I'm hooked. Love your ideas!!

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  • May 25, 2019 at 5:25 am
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    Finaly i found your chanal

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  • June 4, 2019 at 6:36 am
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    Super helpful thank you

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  • June 8, 2019 at 8:21 pm
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    i love this style so much. it's pretty much the opposite of neurotic (ahem mainstream bullet journaling)

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  • June 23, 2019 at 4:24 pm
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    Excellent video!! I’m trying to get back into journaling since I am traveling to Japan for almost three weeks early next year and want to not focus so much on using my iPad heavily while abroad, but also for my mental health.

    Also, glad to see a fellow Nashville person!

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  • July 6, 2019 at 5:37 pm
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    Love my audio, written and video journals from age 15 to my present almost 77.
    I love go target a page in all. Y books, and record it on audio apps.

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  • July 24, 2019 at 2:06 am
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    Great video! Any particular reasons for maintaining different journals (like the bullet journal, daily log ones etc.)

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  • August 7, 2019 at 8:33 am
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    I think for me its hard because I tend to write every little detail especially because Im a high school student I write about each class, what we learned, what I thought about and so on.😂😭

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  • September 9, 2019 at 5:14 pm
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    Thank you so much for this!! Yes, I tend to over think it..I have to research techniques, books,you tube, what notebooks, pens, yadda yadda..then I'm all ready to start and I have nothing going on in my head to write about.. unless I am really mad about something, then it is great as a vent tool! 🙂

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