I’ve also spent time doing journals. I’m also a big believer in breaking large problems into pieces and solving them a bit at a time. I have an article I’m writing and in my research I found a web app that may be helpful.
It’s IDoneThis.com. The app sends you an email and asks what you’ve done today. It collects these things into a calendar you can view. After a month, you might be shocked to see what you’ve actually got done.