Why I use a voice recorder to journal my thoughts

Journaling is one of the most powerful tools I’ve come across.

Prior to 2010, I did barely any journaling. Truth be told, I didn’t quite understand it.

How wrong I was…. 🤦

Fast forward 10 years later, I journal almost daily. Why? Because it calms me down, relieves my stress and allows me to dive deep into certain topics I have in mind.

I journal not only in blog format, but also through voice recordings. And it’s super easy to do so.

Voice recordings are really convenient for journaling

As much as I love to blog and write, there are times where just recording my thoughts using the voice recorder on my phone is much more convenient.

All I have to do is hit record and start speaking. Here’s a screenshot below:

My recordings using my Note 10 phone

I love using the voice recorder because I can record my thoughts anywhere I go. They also have a voice to text feature, which can come in handy too.

Save those precious memories

We live in a world where everything is fast: fast cars, fast businesses, fast promotions, etc.

Everything is fast. 💨

But it’s also detrimental. Why you may ask? Because we never spend the time to take a step back and think.

  • What am I grateful for?
  • How was I today vs. yesterday?
  • Is this what I want?
  • Why am I still alive?

Using voice recordings, I can recollect past thoughts and feelings.

What triggered me on a specific day? Why did I feel that way?

Because I tag each recording based on their category (e.g. family vs. business), I can always return to the ones that were most impactful.

Life is a journey and process

I’ve experienced enough heartache and trauma in one lifetime, and I wish nothing more than to see people smile.

Journaling can be a powerful tool to bring about a smile.

Angry about something? Journal. 👍

Love that your partner did something special for you? Journal. 👍

Amazed to see your child growing up before your eyes? Journal. 👍

Leverage voice recordings and videos (free unlimited storage via Google) to capture those memories.

I lost both parents, and the only things I have of them are a handful of pictures. I’m slowly losing the memories of their voices, which scares me.

But now being a parent myself, I want to ensure my son has many memories, all happy ones.

Embrace the memories, journal your thoughts, leverage voice recordings and most importantly, stay happy.

Best wishes, stay safe.

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