Also, many people tend to look to the future and focus on all the things that they haven’t yet done and that they need to cross off their to-do lists. A one-sentence journal can serve as a great reminder of everything we’ve already accomplished. Trust me on this: A ta-da list can be just as useful as a to-do list.
But do you need to write in a journal every day? Weirdly, I’ve noticed that for me, it’s often easier to do something every day than to do it only some days. For instance, I find it easier to go for a walk every day than to go four times a week. When I do something every day, there’s no debate, no procrastination, no wondering, today or tomorrow? The action quickly becomes part of my ordinary routine, a matter of habit. For this reason, many people find it helpful to write in their one-sentence journal every day.
However, that kind of consistency isn’t necessary. While some people love the “don’t break the chain” approach and get great satisfaction from never missing a day of writing in their journal, the practice is still valuable when you write your one sentence on most days or even some days. Because the truth is—and you’ll glean this from journaling—what we do most days matters more than what we do once in a while.