Ha, …a three point post. It covers Day One a journaling app — OS X, iOS, and Android. Second, I share an idea stolen from Shahid Kamal Ahmad. Third, there’s an example from my journal. Journaling beyond the usual….
Of late, I’m a reluctant journal user. But, in my teens pencil and spiral bound notebook were salvation. Feelings, strategies, and tactics captured. Action plans executed. Victories noted.
Day One App
My journal app, Day One, feels right. It’s flexible. It features multiple journals — mine are personal, web, gratitude, and food/health journals. If desired, it tracks location and weather. It syncs multiple devices through the cloud. Want it on paper? Day One will print and bind a book for you. 1 The app is free. Premium yearly subscription costs $35 US.
Shahid Kamal Ahmad
Shahid impressed me on Mac Power User.2 He is a game developer and a former Sony executive. His workflows were the center of the discussion. An aha moment, came when he talked about how he used Day One.3
Shahid began — paraphrase but accurate. l use Day One for pretty much everything. l capture the beauty of fleeting moments. In my Children Journal — photos, any time they say anything interesting, happenings, go straight into the journal.
He uses ten journals to store stuff. Day One adds date, time, place, to the entries. If you want, the app will capture the day’s tweets, Instagram posts, photos and more. You can use them to recall the day.
Pen and paper work. But, Day One adds new ways to accomplish the task. It separates areas of interest. Shahid, names gratitude, goals, work, personal and health as some of his journals.
I only have five — web work, gratitude, food & health, personal, and garden. These boxes are working. Nodding I listen.
I used to be bad at recording my day. Life is short if you do not capture the moments in a journal, you loose them. (Because of this) I’m a lot more present and think about them. Day One is perfect for capturing beautiful moments.
This is only for the interested. I hope the expanded definition of journaling potential is clearly described above.
From My Web Journal
Going ahead with four journal entries post.
Gives me more time to do the vision post. I’m dressing it as a non Christmas letter post.
- Get more closeness to my readers
- Offer the idea of multiple journals
- Suggest Day One as a first rate app on Mac, iOS and Andriod
Game developer and former Sony executive Shahid Kama Ahmad shares his Apple hardware, software, and workflows for getting work done.
Mickey and Sarah
Stopped by for a visit. Grateful, I like company.
Learning to operate Alexa – fun, learning, helpful for both of us. Accessible music a voice command away — beauty. It opens doors for Catharine.
From Journal Journal
Went To Percilla’s
I was greeted by name. Percilla’s influence on new server Ashley. Put in my order. Percilla stopped and asked how was I doing. Her concern was that she had not seen me in a while. Said I needed to leave my card so she could call. She told me that I was on that level now. Warm feelings suffused.
Answered my email from JoAnn. They are ill but she and Linda are on the mend.
I had several offers of help from restaurant patrons. Darn, I wish I didn’t look like I needed it.
I agree with Shahid about the use of the Day One Journal.
I used to be bad at recording my day. Life is short if you do not capture the moments in a journal, you loose them. (Because of this) I’m a lot more present and think about them. Day One is perfect for capturing beautiful moments. — Shahid Kamal Ahmad (paraphrase)
Documenting little details of your everyday life becomes a celebration of who you are.”
― Carolyn V. Hamilton, Art Improv 101: How to Create a Personal Art Journal
“Of course, the diary helps me as well. ‘That wasn’t your position on July 7, 1991,’ I’ll remind Hugh an hour after we’ve had a fight. I’d have loved to rebut him sooner, but it takes awhile to look these things up.”
― David Sedaris, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls
The biggest barrier between me and peace is my instinct to analyze why I
didn¹t, don¹t, or might not have it. Stillness silences that instinct.