10 or so days ago, I decided to again try keeping a daily journal. In the past, I'd made the mistake of keeping a journal to recount the day's events. This time I'm using the practice to summarize the feelings or thoughts of the day, something more philosophical or emotional than purely historical. I did forgetfully skip one night, but so far I'm happy with my practice and really look forward to closing my day with a little reflection.
"The same way we discovered that the sedentary lifestyles of the 20th century required us to physically exert ourselves and work our bodies into healthy shape, I believe we’re on the cusp of discovering a similar necessity for our minds. We need to consciously limit our own comforts. We need to force our minds to strain themselves, to work hard for their information, to deprive our attention of the constant stimulation that it craves."
I enjoy the original Top Gun for what it is. I expected to be underwhelmed when I started the trailer for the 2020 sequel, but I'm in, baby.
I'm one of those jumping back on the notebook bandwagon as the author mentions. For me, I'm not sure that writing on a digital device is as effective or cathartic.
Now you can (finally) include an email subscription box on any Write.as post! (Including a static page, like this one: https://write.as/matt/subscribe)
Read more about this change on the forum:
In honor of moving Flirting With Nihilism over to write.as, a new post!
@matt Can you help me figure out how to add links for About and Contact pages as you have on your page? I've tried searching Google and discuss.write.as, but I'm left feeling really dumb for having trouble with this small issue.
What's old is new again!
The Return of Handwriting
I've started the process of moving my blog from Ghost to write.as. Here's the first post I've transferred: Untold Truths About Loss And Grief - https://write.as/jelacaze/untold-truths-about-loss-and-grief
This hits too close to home.
Group of Friends Celebrate Five Years of Planning Podcast