Why I’ve Been Journaling Every Day for 9 Years

The reason I love journaling is that it helps me to be consistent in life.

Darius Foroux
3 min readJun 7, 2024

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The habit of journaling may seem small and insignificant. “How can writing personal notes in my journal every day do anything for me?” You might ask.

I understand the skepticism. Even I had some doubts in the beginning. But journaling truly can change your life.

Just ask any person who journals. You won’t find a person who says, “Journaling is so-so.”

Everyone who does it loves it.

Since 2015, I have made journaling an integral part of my morning routine, and it has helped me succeed in various areas of my life. I also grew happier.

The following are four techniques that I keep turning to in my journaling practice.

4 questions to start the day

We often rush through our mornings, leaving little room for reflection. However, taking just five minutes at the start of your day can set a positive tone for the hours ahead.

Ask yourself one of these four questions (pick any you feel like answering):

  • What am I grateful for today?
  • What am I looking forward to today?

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Darius Foroux

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