Journaling to avoid oversharing

Journaling helps me resist the dopamine-driven cycle of social media sharing. When I post on social media, I get an immediate hit of validation in the form of likes, comments, and shares. It’s the craving for dopamine and attention that keeps me coming back to social media, constantly checking for updates and looking for my next hit of validation.

What a beautiful take on this idea. I, along with most people I know at this point, struggle with the balance of how much versus how little to share. 

Not every idea is a winner; most aren’t. But I want to capture and create and find a way to capture my ideas. 

I’ve struggled with journaling every since I was able to write. Mainly in that I didn’t know what to do with it; always quitting after a few days or weeks of trying. 

The most delightful time ever, though, was when I wrote every day for three years (6 days a week); rain or shine, most of it in the form of novels, but some just spitting out ideas. It was a lot of fun and I wish I was still doing it. 

Also, when will Apple release Journal for Mac? 

(Via Joan Westenberg)