The One-Sentence Journal is inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s own experience of creating a one-sentence journal to help keep a colorful record of her own life. Satisfying yet manageable, the One-Sentence Journal is designed for those who yearn to keep a record of their lives, but who can’t manage to write a long entry every day. We tend to overestimate what can be done in the short term, and underestimate what can be done in the long term, a little bit at a time. Writing one sentence a day sounds easy (and it is), and at the end of a year, adds up to a marvelous record.
Use this journal to record the progress of a new business or project, to write sweet memories of a child’s first year, to track a course of medical treatment, as a gratitude journal, as a food or travel journal, or to note creative insights.
Ana Miminoshvili is a freelance illustrator and a designer from Tbilisi, Georgia.
- 208 pages
- 100 gsm, uncoated paper
- Dimensions: 7" W x 5.2" L x 0.75" spine
- Case bound, lay-flat binding
- Satin ribbon bookmark
- Elastic band closure
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One of the things I love about Gretchen Rubin is the wisdom she shares from her own research and life lessons that have helped her be happier and more fulfilled. One of those wisdom-nuggets is how our happiness is linked to self-awareness. Without self-awareness, we might assume something will make us happy or feel fulfilled, but in reality it really doesn't. This journal offers prompts on each page to help us gain self-awareness. I've loved most of the prompts, including "What did you do for fun when you were 10?" and "At what time of day do you feel most productive?" Other prompts have felt less thought-provoking and meaningful (which is why this isn't a 5-star review.) But overall, this journal is a worthwhile investment toward knowing yourself better--and therefore finding more happiness in life. I'd call that extremely valuable!
Makes it easy to capture memories!
I have been using the one a day journal since the start of the year and I am enjoying the variety of topics it gets me to think about.
A simple yet effective way of journalling for me. Not too much and I've not missed a day since I started. I think I might have started a habit!