[Why keep a 5-year journal?] 【五年日記】

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[Why keep a 5-year journal?]

By YEUNG Nga Yi, Yemmi (Jockey Club Academy Hall)

Image: www.amodelrecommends.com

 

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.

 

【五年日記】

文: 楊雅怡 (賽馬會群智堂)

圖: www.amodelrecommends.com

 

顧名思義,五年日記是一本長達五年的日記。每日一條獨特的題目。一年過後,你重答該天的題目。這本日記理念新奇有趣,你可以看到五年之間的歷程。

 

這是本不錯的工具去尋找自我,亦能勾起當年今日筆下的情感。經過五年,你的答案會否有所改變呢?

 

它記錄下五年來的自我反思,內容限於幾行內,你須撇棄過分猜想,文字精簡為上。方便攜帶,不需投入大量精力和時間,一二分鐘已寫好,即使非寫日記愛好者也能養成這個寫日記的習慣。它會引導你大致方向,給予你靈感,不會令你無從入手。

 

我挺喜歡的問題如下:

 

  • 什麼困擾你?
  • 明天會更好,因為_________。
  • 最後一次為什麼而道歉?
  • 今天你拍了多少張照片?

 

你可藉此竅探內心,了解心中目標,並發現什麼才是要緊的事。一個誠實的問答遊戲,可能令你夢想成真。小巧的本子帶來生活中重要的影響。

 

除了個人,還有小童和二人版, 聯繫著伴侶、朋友和家人的關係。

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