The truth is, all of these journaling techniques work -- when we work them consistently.
Journaling works BEST when we work and REFLECT consistently
THAT'S where Roam outperforms EVERY form of journaling I've ever tried.
As a Citizen of Roam, you’re sold on Roam’s ability to take whatever notes you throw at the database and to help you make sense of your thoughts, your writing, and ideas from other people.
If you’re like many new Roam users, you’re probably asking how you can leverage the power of Roam into deeper and more meaningful conversations between past self, current self, and future self - because that’s the true power of journaling, right?
The review part helps us celebrate growth, unlock potentially dangerous patterns of thought and behavior, and set high standards for our future selves.
But that’s difficult, isn’t it? Certainly journaling with pen and paper makes it impossible to review by keyword.
Digital journaling is definitely reviewable by keywords and phrases, but who takes time for that? (Not me!)
Journaling inside Roam offers us powerful tools for tagging and scheduling reviews for our future selves, but it can almost be overwhelming to learn a new writing process. You know the capability is in there somewhere, but your energies are directed toward learning the basics of Roam
and, you know, living in a pandemic. 🤷🏼♀️
Author Ryan Holiday writes beautifully about the journaling habits of Marcus Aurelius. That he wrote such profound truths about self, his relationship to others, and the world around is is remarkable.
To understand that the Roman emperor wrote such things in the midst of chaos is difficult to imagine.
What kind of life might you enjoy if you could learn to calm your mind through journaling? Even in the midst of a pandemic?