The goal of this challenge is to get the thoughts out on paper, whatever they might be that day. It helps catch and retain ideas, express feelings and much more. The emotions and thoughts you didn’t know were there will come to the surface, which is often a healing experience. You will also become better at understanding yourself, the way you perceive the world, and what really matters to you.
How to do it
Sit down every day in the morning or evening and write whatever comes to mind for 10 minutes.
Feel free to modify these rules as you see fit based on your needs and preferences.
For the next 100 Days:
- Every day I will spend at least I will write about my experiences in a journal daily for at least 10 minutes.
- I will tweet an update daily with the hashtags: #100DaysOfJournaling #100DaysOfX and a day on which I am on, and with my thoughts/feelings on that day
- I will encourage and provide support to at least 2 people in the challenge or suggest that they join me in this challenge if they are curious
Go to this template link, and click on the top menu: “File -> Make a copy”. Then change all the highlighted information to your own and use it every day to write your updates there. Then transfer them to Twitter (sometimes in shorter form or with more media).
#100DaysOfJournaling Log Template
If you are not using Google Docs, open the page above and copy the content from it to the tool you want to use for logging.
- Decide on what time of day or action will trigger the habit for you. It’s important because otherwise you will forget about it often. If you know that you write in your journal every day right after breakfast, you are more likely to stick to the habit.
- Don’t spend too much time on your journal, don’t feel like you have to write a certain amount of words/pages – just write down whatever comes to mind.
If you have any concerns, questions or need support in this challenge, contact these people: