iOS: There are plenty of benefits to journaling, whether you take time to write out your full thoughts or just spend a few minutes jotting down the things you’re most grateful for every day or lessons you’ve learned. Five Minute Journal makes this process easy enough to do on the go.
The Five Minute Journal is actually a paper notebook and journalling technique that offers you prompts and space to write on specific things every day. For example, it will ask you to jot down something you’re grateful for, then something you’ve learned today, something that went well or didn’t go well, and how you’re feeling. Over time, you can build a good picture of the things that make you happy or unhappy, and use it to chart your mood or even pattern your behaviour so you have more good days than bad.
The iPhone app brings the same philosophy to your smartphone, and lets you do this anywhere.The app will give you some writing prompts so you can jot down quick thoughts — no more than a line or two each — to populate your journal. You can also add photos.
You can share some of your moments with friends, or you can keep the whole thing entirely private and lock the app with a passcode. Either way, the app leverages the proven benefits of journalling and mood tracking to help you improve your life, and it only takes a few minutes each day.