Keeping a “one-sentence journal”


One of my successful happiness-project initiatives is to keep a “one-sentence journal.”

For quite a while, I’ve been alarmed by how little I remember about my own past. As a consequence, I’ve become much more careful to take photos and videos regularly, as a kind of diary to keep my memories vivid.

Also, I wished that I could keep a proper journal, to maintain a colorful record of what’s happening in my life, but that would just be too much work.

Instead, I came up with the idea of keeping a “one-sentence journal.”

"The happiness of keeping a "one-sentence journal"
Gretchen Rubin
The Happiness Project


[Thanks to Leslie Russell]


[I’m having technical problems with TypePad. Will resume normal posting as soon as this is resolved.]

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3 Responses to Keeping a “one-sentence journal”

  1. Romi says:

    thanks for linking this page. I went to read the article but found the entire blog very interesting. I’ve added it to my list of Favorites. What a great read!

  2. Hi — it’s Gretchen from the Happiness Project blog. I’m so pleased to see that you included my post in your fantastic site — so much inspiring material here. be happy!

  3. Jeffrey says:

    Remember Doogie Howser? He used to end each episode with a one sentence journal entry on his computer.

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