[Why keep a 5-year journal?]
By YEUNG Nga Yi, Yemmi (Jockey Club Academy Hall)
As its name claims, a 5-year journal is a diary you write every day for 5 years. Each date has a unique prompt. As a year passed, you answer the same question on that specific day. It is an interesting journal where you can see what you have written from year to year.
It’s a good self-discovery tool. You may recall your feeling at that time. You may wonder how your responses change throughout all these years.
Since it collects self-reflection of 5 years and limits your answers’ length, it forces you to abandon overthinking and keep your answers neat and precise. It’s handy and it requires a little time commitment a day, maybe a minute or two, even non-journal-er can easily keep it up. Guided with little direction, it solves writers’ block and inspires you.
Some of my favourite questions are:
- What stresses you?
- Tomorrow will be better because _________.
- What is the last thing you apologised for?
- How many photos did you take today?
It helps peek into your inner self, understand your goals and capture the crucial things. An honest Q&A possibly turns your dream to reality. Tiny book brings significant impact to your life.
There are also different versions for kids or 2 people so it becomes a connection between couples, friends, and families.
文: 楊雅怡 (賽馬會群智堂)