Give "Air Journal" a try


#1

Check this out: https://airtable.com/shrzfQcmUqy92gkPi

I’ve always wanted to journal daily but felt like I didn’t have the time to do it. However, whenever I do find old emails to friends, they transport me back into moments I’d long forgotten.

So, I’m trying an experiment. What if I record my feelings during the day and occasionally add notes that will give my future self context?

And what if I only select one of 5 emojis for my feelings - glad, sad, mad, embarrassed, bored, or afraid? Will I make this a daily habit with such a low threshold of commitment?

And to make it easier, what if I automatically record the time, date, and weather? Will that give me more context in the future, without extra data entry work?

If you copy this base and make it your own, let me know!


#2

Really interesting concept Hashim! Well done.
I’m curious how you are polling the weather data; in IFTTT or Zapier script? Webhook?

Brad


#3

Zapier receives all new Airtable records.

Then it gets the weather from a built in service

Then it associates the weather to my record ID and fills out the weather field @Brad_Johns


#4

I like it. For my use, I think I would add a field for long text should I be in the mood to write. But I think this is a great idea.


#5

I think you might like Daylio: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.daylio


#6

Wow, very similar! Even gives me an idea on what to add - an activity picker