Recently, except "the first time" and "the last time", there is "do it again".
Neither digital nor handwriting journal I have failed this year.
Free or paid, self-design or ready-made, simple or complex, none of them survived as my daily enjoyable routine.
After having done a detailed review of the pattern of several great journals, I designed my own over a month ago, but I kept it empty even if I have sent two as gifts to others.
My journal includes week planner, morning journaling (gratitude, motivation, goals, quote, resources, and time tracker), night journaling (score, reflection, solution, motivation, and gratitude), and week recap.
Being grateful for today, motivated for tomorrow, ambitious for current work, and get things planned before are hard for me: I used to numb myself by being aimless.
I have changed after my long vacation.
Now I am driven by an unknown power of positivity filling my journal in peace and joy.
It seems like a sudden change but actually is the result of the accumulated effort exceeds the threshold, in other words, a late bloomer.
Half of 2019 has gone as well as a third of my life, I'm grateful for saving one good habit for the companion.