Why programmers should add journaling to their daily routine

Journaling is a great way to get thoughts out of your head. I have been doing it for quite a while using various apps. At the moment I am using an app called Daylio which is available on both iOS and Android. The great thing about this app is that it is more than just your average journal app. The key selling point here is that it can also be used as a mood diary and happiness tracker. I find that it’s a really amazing tool because I can write journal entries in addition to having a visual overview of my current mental health.

What are the benefits of journaling

The journal entries don’t even have to be super long blocks of text either. I believe this is one reason why many people choose not to journal in the first place because they assume that its going to be far too time consuming for them to put in the effort. The thing about Daylio though is that you can write as little or as much text as you want. In fact you could even use one of the emoticons for the moods and that could be one journal entry for the day.

How journaling can be a path to creative writing

Mood Diary

Mood Count

Average Daily Mood

Year in Pixels

These are just a few examples of the data that is shown there is a lot more available in the app.

Final Thoughts

Peace ✌️

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