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Simplest Journal

quietmind says:
Last year, I started a list I call 'Journal' and added 365 tasks. Each task is labeled with the day of the year, and scheduled for that particular day of the year.

I live in the US, so examples of my task dates look like:
01/01 (for Jan 1st)
01/02 (for Jan 2nd)
12/31 (this would be Dec 31st)

The 1st part is the number of the month. The 2nd part is the day of that month. Entering the task in the 01/01 form keeps that as the task name AND automatically schedules it for that date as well. I happily found that out by accident. I put all 365 on repeat for yearly.

So, each day this past year I would enter a quick note about what happened that day. It's the 1st time I've ever journaled every single day. I may miss a day or 2, but it's easy to catch up. NOW, I get to go through every day this year adding a note for 2019 while at the same time getting to see what I was doing that same day last year. This could go on for many years. Adding a new note under the date.

It's also a neat way to motivate me to do better than last year. Like, apparently I did a workout last New Year's Day. Now I'll feel lazy if I don't workout this NY day. And, throughout last year I added how many alcoholic beverages I had on the days I did drink. I am determined to drink less than each one of those entries this year. I didn't go into great detail in my notes. Just snippets like: did a workout, took a walk, 3 drinks, 6 degrees outside!, vacation day from work, lazy, got a raise, headache again, etc.

It's the easiest journal I've ever kept because I look at RTM every day.
Posted at 1:41pm on January 1, 2019
emily (Remember The Milk) says:
Hi quietmind,

This is really creative! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week, and we've added a free year of Pro to your Remember The Milk account. :)
Posted 17 days ago
sepidre says:
Thank you very much for that idea! I have added your idea with some the sub tasks morning and evening with some repeating questions and once a week with a cw summary 🤩
Posted 17 days ago
quietmind says:
emily - Thank you SO much! I'm sure the Pro version will totally spoil me. I doubt that I'll ever go back to the basic!

sepidre - That's a wonderful idea to add questions! I like the idea of a weekly summary, too!
Posted 17 days ago
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