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How to do a Weekly Reflection

For the past several weeks, we've been reminding you at the end of the week to do a Weekly Reflection based on your journal. Here is a simple approach for a regular reflection that you can use. Feel free to alter this as you see fit, and consider sharing your own approach with us as a comment to this post.

"Appifying" 3MJ for your Android phone

We've had many requests to provide a mobile app version of 3mj. And it's in our plans to do. In the meantime, if you have an Android phone, v4.0 or later, you can "appify" 3Minute Journal by doing this:

Finding your "stories at the edge of experience"

One way to think about journal entries is that they are small stories encapsulating what was most significant about the day they were written about. As you build your repository of entries, you'll find that many are run-of-the-mill, not particularly significant, and that a few, maybe more than a few, are really important. What is different about these?

An example visualization

With the new release, you can now export your journal entries to a tab-delimited file, which now opens up all sorts of visualization possibilities. Here are a couple of charts I created by massaging an Excel spreadsheet a bit and importing it into a free tool called MicroStrategy Visual Insight (there are many many such tools out there):

New release is live! Data Export, Date Formats, and Account Deletion

Our first new release is out as of tonight. This release addresses some of the items that were brought up in your feedback.