HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY JOURNAL

 

Keeping a "Highlights of the Day" journal is one of the most important things I do to feel content. I contribute so much of my positivity to this habit that only takes five minutes a day. This is my OG bullet journal. 


The tradition started back when I spent my summers at a girls sleep-away camp in Massachusetts called Chimney Corners. Every night before going to bed we sat around in a circle on the floor of our cabin around a single candle. This was a time to calm down from all of the days activities and reflect on everything we did. We would go around in a circle and share the highlight of our day with our cabin-mates. Its so easy to forget most of the things that happen in a day because we get so busy with so many things and start looking forward to tomorrow. 

I find that negative thoughts, exhaustion, and stress surface at the end of the day and it is so easy for me to think I didn't have a great day. But I have never sat down to write my highlight of the day and not been able to think of something. Sometimes the smallest interactions make me feel so fulfilled. 


I have tried journaling or keeping a diary so many times in my life but that habit has never stuck. I have been keeping a highlights journal for 7 years now! Of course I miss a days here and there but its hard to get myself to do it when I know I'm only committing to writing one or two bullet points when I pick up my pen. Prior to this my journals were usually long rants when I was really upset about something and then a month of no journaling in between. I think the magic of a highlights journal is that its just highs, no lows, I can write about my lows elsewhere. I love flipping back through my highlights and smiling about little things all over again that I forgot had happened. 

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If your like me, you are always on the hunt for the perfect pen. This is my current favorite, it has the perfect amount of juice and has a ridiculously fine tip 0.25 to be exact.