Diaries were never for me. I lasted two weeks, during the summer holidays, when there was actually something to experience. But when school started again, I didn’t feel like it anymore. Psychologists say that journaling is good for your mental health.
Maybe writing a diary would be easier for me with an app, after all I always have my smartphone with me. Thousands of users swear by apps like Day One or Daylio. But they now have competition: With the iOS 17.2 update, Apple has been installing its own diary app called Journal on all current iPhones since mid-December. It would certainly be a good New Year’s resolution to find more mindfulness with a diary. Is the journal app the right one for this?