One line a day. It doesn’t seem much to sum up a whole day, does it? However, when I first purchased this little book as a quick diary, I didn’t realise just how useful it would be or how much I would love it!
How to use it
You write one line a day, as the name suggests, and when you have finished the year, you then start on the next year with each line being directly under last years. It will be nice to see what I was doing a year ago on that day, remember the people I was with, what was going on in my life. Edit: It has now been 4 years and it’s so interesting to see what has changed, how I felt back then, etc. It’s also a boost to make sure things are changing over the years.
It’s especially good for people who have trouble keeping diaries, as it takes hardly any time to write a line or two about the day.
I bought mine from Amazon for about £10.
Does it work?
I’m really happy with it, and have bought some for my friends, so they too can track the last few years. During adulthood, so much changes and the years seem to pass so quickly. A lot is changing so it’s a great gift for somebody starting out in adult life, or beginning university so that they can see how much things have changed. Or for a parent who finally has time to themselves to document their lives or their children’s lives.
Have I persuaded you yet? It’s all about memories and it’s easy! I read that someone has used it to track her blog and see what inspired her on that day – great idea, but I’d have to own loads of these books if I wanted it for more things. This is about my personal progress, what I liked, what I was doing, who I was with, and where I am compared to last year and the years before.
A great gift for any age, as it’s always nice to look back on memories, feelings and to see how you’ve progressed. I am going to get one for a very creative friend who, like me, has trouble keeping up with herself! It has a golden ribbon page marker, soft cover design and a gold edge on the paper for a luxury style, and is small enough to carry anywhere. I have kept mine by my bed, so each night I can write about my day before bed.
Do you keep a journal? Do you think it would be beneficial to sum up your day in a line?