I’m always doing a little bit of tinkering with my daily journaling approach, but these days I’m more focused on simplification than on finding the perfect journaling workflow. I have a tendency of overthink things, and the search for the perfect paper-based system led me to a place where I was thinking more about the system, pen, and paper than about what I was actually trying to accomplish each week.
I think this is a common problem. I always recommend that people find what works and stick with it versus a never-ending search for the “perfect” tools and methods. There is no such thing (beyond what is “perfect” for you). Ultimately, he settles on Field Notes. Why?
While there is something to be said for the superior paper options and on-page real estate that larger notebooks bring, Field Notes books offer two big advantages. First, they are easy to carry with me at all times. And second, if I use them daily, they fill up quickly. Filling up notebooks feels very satisfying.
I can’t argue with that.