At the very beginning of this year I heard Ryan Holiday tell James Altucher on a podcast interview that he keeps a one-sentence journal. Since it was the beginning of the year, I thought I would give it a try. I added it to my Morning Preview checklist and starting writing one sentence in an Evernote note every day.
Today was day 99 of the practice and I can’t see any reason to stop.
Here are a few thoughts and lessons learned from the practice so far:
Reliving the previous day is a pleasurable experience.
Even thought my one sentence tends to be a run-on sentence, it is still a challenge to pick only the most important parts of a day.
There are a lot of little moments of the day that I don’t often include in the summary but that I enjoy remembering from the previous day.
You realize through this practice how monotonous and repetitive your weeks can be.
Despite the repetitiveness there are little moments that make each day stand out as unique.
Kids give me lots to write about because things are always so new to them and to us.
Many of the sentences are about the people we spent time with not the things we did alone.
The practice is so quick anyone can do this.