Maybe you’ve been trying to build the daily habit of journaling for a while, and you know that you can’t do it consistently without some accountability.
Perhaps you’ve already nailed the journaling habit and you’d like to join a community of others who think like you do…
…and maybe you enjoy a competitive environment and you want to put your money where your mouth is 😉
If so, I’d like to invite you to join my daily journaling challenge.
Prefer to listen? In this audio session I share with you the benefits of build a daily journaling habit.
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Monday 6th August for 14 days – Complete (8 participants)
Monday 20th August for 14 days – Complete (18 participants)
- Monday 3rd September for 14 days – In Play (23 participants)
- (IV) Monday 17th September for 14 days – Press this link to join: https://spar.app.goo.gl/3KHE
- (V) Monday 1st October for 14 days – Press this link to join: https://spar.app.goo.gl/cHsY
How the journaling challenge works
We use ‘SPAR! Social Habit Building’, which is an iOS app. You can find our more here and download it from the App Store here.
- Download SPAR! to your iPhone before pressing any join links (Only available on iOS at the moment – Android coming soon)
- Once the app has downloaded, press the correct join link to add yourself to the specific challenge.
- The latest you can join the challenge is on the 1st day of the challenge
- You will be asked to add your credit card details – this is mandatory. If you miss a check-in you will be fined (that’s the accountability!). If you complete the challenge successfully you will not be charged any money.
Once you’re in the app you’ll see the chat area and the leaderboard. It’s all pretty straight forward. Any questions, email me email@example.com.
Journaling resources for getting started
Here’s some recommended resources that are handy for adding structure and getting started with your journal.
Note: You don’t need anything to start journaling – a blank piece of paper and a pencil will work. So, don’t ‘wait’ until your book arrives in the mail…just get started and you can improve as you go.
- It’s free to join – you only have to pay money when you miss a check-in.
- CMA doesn’t make any money from this, unless I’m one of the winners (unlikely based on my previous results!)
- You have to check-in every day with a max 20 second video to provide evidence that you have completed your journal. You will be able to see what other people do with this.
- You can leave within the first 24 hours of the challenge without any financial penalty
- You can leave during the challenge at any time for a $20 penalty
- The total pot at the end of the challenge is split between the winners, and SPAR! takes a small cut of this pot.
- Yes, you can invite your friends to join – it’s open to everyone.
Why should you join the daily journaling challenge?
Here’s what others have said about the daily journaling challenge:
“I love the accountability of having to do a check in and also having the opportunity to see what other people do. Journaling for me is the best tool for setting your intentions for the day. I find it makes a huge difference to how I feel, my focus and what I achieve. If you’ve been thinking about giving journaling a go – this is the challenge for you.” – Laura Janes
“It’s made me far more thoughtful of everything which happens every day. Morning and evening reflections have brought me far more appreciative and focused on how I want to be and where I want to go – also, what I have. It would have been easy to miss a day or two, the accountability keeps me going and offers the opportunity to support others.” – Jeremy Squibb
“Positive aspects of the SPAR! challenge for me have been significant. I fucking hate feeling like I’m not winning the day. When I’m not winning I hate me. I blame me and my situation for whatever it may be on my complete failure as a human. It’s tough getting that criticism – especially from the one person who really knows you…You. Journalling (especially The Five Minute Journal) has stopped me being such an arsehole to myself. It’s made me happier in my relationships with the people I love and possibly more importantly, the people I have no choice but to tolerate. It’s helped me with productivity and sticking to my plans/lists ideas priorities. It is also a welcome relief for when words out loud just really dinnae work. Writing is so powerful for the mind and I don’t know if I would be feeling the same about my unmanageable responsibilities without it. The money and the accountability are a definite instigator to get it fucking done – we’re all seeing the benefits of Journalling and I know for a fact there’s no way I’d stick to it without SPAR!.” – Cara Mackay
“I’ve really enjoyed this Spar challenge. I wasn’t brand new to journaling, I’d been doing it to document my brain injury recovery journey, but it was reading more like a “dear diary” rather than anything that challenged my thinking. With this challenge I’ve added structure to my journaling and now wake up every day and write down 3 things I’m grateful for, I check in with how I’m feeling about my recovery, reflect on the previous day and I set my intentions for the day. Even on the shittiest of days you can always find 3 things in your life to be grateful for and that’s a bit of a reality check. It’s been great to get to know others doing the challenge and learn about their approach to journaling too. When I check Spar in the morning I can’t help but be gutted for the people that have missed the check-in because you want everyone to succeed but at the same time there’s a chance to win money and that totally appeals to my competitive spirit! There’s a great community feel and I can’t wait for the next journaling challenge to start!” – Anne Johnston
“I would never have stuck it out to this extent if it wasn’t for this and I love every minute of it. Like a map to my brain and when I didn’t do it, it highlighted to me one of my biggest weaknesses. Really intriguing.” – Nic Crawford
“My biggest takeaway is that I always knew I tried to fit too much in every day, but journaling has brought that front and centre. In just 10 days I realised that I need to pair back and when I do, the needle moves faster” Jason Resnick
Monday 6th August for 14 days – Complete (8 participants)
Monday 20th August for 14 days – In play (16 participants)
- Monday 3rd September for 14 days – Press this link to join: https://spar.app.goo.gl/KmK5
- Monday 17th September for 14 days – Available soon
- Monday 1st October for 90 days – Press this link to join: https://spar.app.goo.gl/BcCr
So…are you in? If you are still on the fence you can email me firstname.lastname@example.org or jump into the chat box below.