Pinterest Stumbleupon Whatsapp
Advertisement

If you’re struggling to maintain a journal, we recommend ditching the fancy journal apps 5 Quick & Simple Ways To Write Your Life Logs With These Minimalist Online Journals 5 Quick & Simple Ways To Write Your Life Logs With These Minimalist Online Journals Read More . Instead, turn a text file on Windows into a journal, complete with automatic timestamps.

Open the default Notepad application on your Windows PC and click on File > New. In the new document that gets created, type in .LOG, and hit Enter. Click on File > Save As and save the document as a text (.TXT) file, say journal.txt.

Next, close the document and reopen it — don’t skip this step. You should now see the current date and time appended in the file, and you can add your journal entry on the next line.

notepad-journal

 

Every time you open the file, a new timestamp appears automatically. It’s perfect for adding a few lines about your day or whatever is on your mind. Add a desktop shortcut to the text file, so that you can add journal entries quickly, before you talk yourself out of it. You could even turn the file into a gratitude journal How To Be Happy In Five Minutes A Day How To Be Happy In Five Minutes A Day Psychology has started to shed light on how to make yourself happier. New products and apps are using these findings. One of these promises to make you happier in just five minutes a day. Read More .

Advertisement

This Notepad feature has been around since the days of Win 98, and works right up to Windows 10.

Which app do you use for journaling? How do you stay consistent with journal entries How To Keep Writing Daily Journal Or Diary Entries For A Year How To Keep Writing Daily Journal Or Diary Entries For A Year The start of a new year is a great time to begin keeping a journal or diary, but the challenge lies in keeping up your new daily journal writing habit. Read More ? Share your diary-keeping secrets with us in the comments!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *