Coffee Break: One Line a Day, A Five-Year Memory Book

A blue book with the title "One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book"

A blue book with the title "One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book"

Here’s a great gift idea for the holidays — or a little treat for yourself as we move into 2024…

If you want to get back into journaling, or you want to finally start the habit, here’s a method that’s low-pressure and low-effort, but totally worthwhile. This small book holds five years of journal entries, but each day only has room for a few sentences or so — just the right amount of space for quick-and-dirty summaries of what happened on that day.

Each page has a space for the same day of the year for each of the five years you’ll use it, though everything is undated so that you can start it anytime. The journal also has three blank pages at the end that are labeled “Dates to Remember,” and I use them to list major things that happened in each of the five years.

I’ve gone through two of these over the years, and while there are big gaps here and there (VERY big gaps in my second one), I’m really grateful even to have little tidbits of both notable days and more run-of-the-mill ones.

If a journal full of big empty pages seems intimidating to you, this is the perfect way to ease into a regular journaling habit.

The One Line a Day journal from Chronicle Books is available at Amazon. The company also makes other cover designs, as well as special editions for newlyweds, moms (not dads, apparently), and families, plus a gratitude journal format.

P.S. If you’re looking for a kids’ gift idea along these lines, I recommend this “Letters to Me, When I Grow Up” time-capsule kit!

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