Minimalist Journaling

Minimalist Journaling: A Fun and Effective Tool for Tremendous Habit Change


  • "The key to pursuing excellence is to embrace an organic, long-term learning process, and not to live in a shell of static, safe mediocrity." - Josh Waitzkin.

  • A common trait of successful people: consistency.

  • Having motivation and time is not enough.

    • motivation weakening.
  • Working on consistency is unpleasant and seem impossible.

  • UI and OS Approach to habit tracking / journaling.

    • intentionally repurpose your psychology to work like a dashboard.
    • OS: your mind. complex and overwhelming.
    • UI: Like an app. a view into the mind specific to certain thing you want to acheive.
  • Engaging in the things you want to improve / make habit of feels great, but the catch is you feel great after the habit sticks to you.

    • Fin a way to run those apps(habit tracking) whenever your OS(mind) goes into crisis.
  • achieveing lasting changes:

    • Awareness of the changes one desires to make.
    • Identifying problems and solutions.
    • Commitment to making the change.


  • Every morning draw a square. Each square is a day. At the end of the day you fill in the square with info.
  • Remind yourself that every day is unique and will never happen again.
  • Reassure yourself that even if I fail you will have another square for tomorrow.
  • On the center of the square, record what you want to remember from that day. (wins. gratitude.)
  • Mark on parts of the square what you want to track. This could be anything. Make it visual and appealing.
  • Go over the squares periodically and retrospect.