When Was Your Last Log Entry In Your Journal?

Journaling Is One Of The Best Things That Have Happened To Me.

Ahmadou DIALLO ✪
ILLUMINATION
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3 min readMay 7, 2020

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Before the 28th of August 2018, my answer to that question was the same as most people: “Never! Ever! A journal, what for? I don’t need a journal.”

The summer of 2018 was the catalyst for my journaling habits. I had already been reading a lot of books on personal development.

The recurrent theme was: journaling is crucial in mapping out the blueprint of your life.

On youtube, you can find many videos explaining the power of journaling.

I will share with you the two videos that get me into journaling.

The first one is from Robin Sharma with the 20/20/20 formula. You can watch the video below:

After seeing the power of Robin’s formula, I decided that I should go on journaling.

The second question was: How to journal? How often? Which format?

This is where the video from the Practical Psychology channel came to help me:

I derived my journaling techniques and decided to journal twice a day, in the morning to plan my day and in the evening to reflect on my day.

And I have been doing it since the 28th of August 2018, every single day, no matter what.

Theodore (the owner of the channel) explains the 5 sections of a journal log entries:

  1. Take time for gratitude
  2. Consider the day’s lessons
  3. Explore emotions
  4. Stream of Consciousness
  5. Revisit a tough problem.

I encourage you to watch the video above for more details on each section.

Today is the 28th of December 2019.

I will share with you my morning and my evening log entries from one year ago, on the 28th of December, 2018:

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Ahmadou DIALLO ✪
ILLUMINATION

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