Not Too Manly to Keep a Journal.
Writing on a daily basis (often referred to as “Keeping a Journal”) has been a goal of mine for a while. I have always been mediocre at best and never really enjoyed it. More than likely its due to the fact that most of my writing comprised of late nights cramming in a paper that I should have started a week earlier on a topic I had little interest in (like Celtic Architecture).
Then I started writing just to write. To put my thoughts down on paper, not to persuade a boss, or get a good grade. I actually started to enjoy it and immediately noticing the benefits many people have written about before.
Now the first thing I do in the morning is spend 10-15 minutes just writing. I’ve found it puts me in the frame of mind to be productive. Try it for yourself. Instead of checking email, Facebook, or Twitter simply write your thoughts down. Generally I try to reflect on what I achieved yesterday (and what I could have done better), what I want to achieve today and anything else that happens to be on my mind at the time.
Naturally being a developer and unable to find the perfect way to write daily, I created my own tool that suits my needs perfectly. DailyOJE is a distraction free way to write daily.
I hope that someone else finds it as useful as I do.