Here’s the thing. I’m all about technology & electronics. But as I work my way out of this depression, I’ve had an urge to write a paper to-do list. Then I remembered The 5 Second Journal.
I’m a big fan of Mel Robbins, who I first saw on Creative Live with her course, How to Break the Habit of Self-Doubt and Build Real Confidence. I like her delivery and her explanation of the science behind different theories. I’ve been using her 5 Second Rule since I first heard her talk about it.
- Put down the phone and get in the shower. 5-4-3-2-1 Go!
- Go switch the laundry. 5-4-3-2-1 Go!
- Put down the Wheat Thins. 5-4-3-2-1 Go!
It’s the tiny things. I got a million of ’em!
Inside the Journal
You can see inside The 5 Second Journal here. It’s pretty simple, really. What I like best is the focus on a single project. Deciding to let other projects go for the day, is a big relief. The brain dump section is valuable to me too.
It’s funny to me that I’m finally craving paper because at the beginning of each year, I find myself a little jealous of my friends who get so excited about their new planner for the year. (And wow, planners are very personal – people really like specific formats & components!)
I’m curious now, what are your favorite elements of your planner or journal?
It was little weird starting the journal on vacation but I did write in it most days. Btw, I tried using a different color fine-point Sharpie* each day but found they bled through the page a little bit. So I’ve gone old school with a ball point pen. Boring! *Warning: rabbit hole!
Speaking of Sharpies, as I was looking for that pic to the left, I somehow ended up looking at adult coloring books. 🙂 I’m more than half-way through the 2 books that I have – but when I’m ready, I’ll probably order this one:
Guess I’m not 100% Electronic Girl after all. I am a paper artist so makes sense I’d crave paper in other forms now and again.
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