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Update on 31-day journal challenge

In May I began the 31-day journal challenge, to see if I could write in my journal every day and start a new habit.

The update on this is I failed miserably on my original goal. Around early June, lots of work travel combined with some personal events just derailed me for a couple of weeks. Only in the past couple of days have I picked it back up.

Currently I just completed Day 20…so another 11 days of writing will get me to “completion”, although not in the original time frame I had planned.

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31-Day Journal Challenge

I have tried in the past to write a journal, but just couldn’t get the habit to stick. This time, I’m using an Art of Manliness article on jump starting a journal to inspire and keep me on track. The great part about the article is it suggests 31 different themes, one for each day, to write about and help start a habit.

To help keep me on track, I have added each day as individual tasks in OmniFocus, complete with a description, each due date set for the proper day in advance, and any appropriate reading material links:

OmniFocus view showing each entry for the 31-day journal challenge
OmniFocus & the 31-day journal challenge, content from Art of Manliness

I also added several tasks (you can see one in the above screenshot) to write follow up posts on this blog. Next one will be at the seven-day checkpoint.

For my journal, I’m using Day One, which allows me to write it from anywhere and add pictures & audio to the journal from my iOS devices or Mac.

Let’s get writing!