Journaling over the past few years has become one of my favorite hobbies and there are benefits to it when it comes to your mental health.
The University of Rochester Medical Center states these benefits when it comes to your journaling and how it relates to mental health.
“Keeping a journal helps you create order when your world feels like it’s in chaos. You get to know yourself by revealing your most private fears, thoughts, and feelings.”
One of the ways I have been able to consistently do this is thanks to my iPad Air fifth generation and the Magic Keyboard case on it. The two work hand-in-hand to make sure that I get those entries in. The Day One Journal Lock Screen widget on my iPhone 12 Mini is another additional add-on to this since it keeps me in line and shows my progress.
Even though I started doing journal entries while in community college back in 2015, it is still a habit that I have tried my best to keep up with. Back then, I mostly did them on my 2012 MacBook Pro and occasionally from my iPad Mini. But with schoolwork, life, and laziness, I was not as active on it as I wanted to be.
The good news now is that I am able to spend more time on myself since I only have a full-time job and have a lot of free time outside of it, which allows me to not only write here but also do journal entries and other personal projects.
Do I have any plans to stop the streak anytime soon?
Absolutely not. I want to keep this streak going for as long as possible since it is that important to me. On top of that, it is fun to watch the number on the widget on my iPhone get bigger. It gives me a sense of accomplishment.
If you have ever thought about journaling for yourself, I would highly suggest it. Right now is a great time to get into the space since Apple does plan on releasing its own journaling app once iOS 17 is released.