Actually Keep a Diary / Journal with Day One and Workflow
For years I’ve tried to keep a daily diary / journal and have struggled with two problems: Remembering to write, and finding something to write. Lately I’ve tackled the second, and the first is easily solved when you think about it…
- Downloads a daily motivational quote (although you could replace this with any RSS feed item)
- Looks up my calendar for the day
- Asks me 2 questions (In my example: What do I plan on doing, and how will I do good that day)
- Rolls it all together and creates a new entry in Day One.
So with 1 tap of the Workflow shortcut, I have my phone prompting me to create my diary entry (and I can customize the workflow whenever I like). You can get my Morning Journal Workflow here if you’ve already got Workflow installed.
So get Workflow, Get Day One, and get journaling. Having problems with the first issue (i.e. remembering?). Well, just ask Siri to remind you or set a reminder to recur daily. Problems solved!