How to feel better about being inconsistent with your journaling

I just came across this beautiful unattributed quote:

The path isn't a straight line; its a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths.

I don't know about you, but often I feel trapped inside a never-ending loop of problems, thoughts, memories, and fantasies.

My journal agrees. I open a new entry to write about, let's say, my sleep problems or how stressed out I am about moving houses… and right there, on the left of the screen, Perspectiva shows me that I wrote about the exact same topics last week.

And last month.

Isn't that depressing?

But the quote above makes me feel better about going back and forth between creating and solving the same problems.

They are never the same. I'm a new person every day, with new insights and skills, who can look at old problems in new ways.

It's the same with habits. I can relate to the frustration of creating and breaking habits, having a beautiful streak, and then missing a day.

But the real exercise for your mind and spirit is not staying strong without fail FOREVER UNTIL YOU DIE.

The strength comes with going back, over and over, even if the voice of your mind says that you are a failure.

Keep spiraling around your habit, refining your system to make yourself better at it, and I promise: one day, it will be a part of you, just like (hopefully) brushing your teeth every night.

The moment of returning is usually the hardest, which is why we offer specialized support in the form of Smart Nudges.

They are reminders tailored for your particular situation that become smarter and smarter as you use them. They learn from your behaviors and adapt themselves to be even more useful.

Isn't that cool?

Check out Smart Nudges and other features of Perspectiva Pro here → https://perspectiva.app/pro

Pablo

PS: If you are already a customer, don't forget to tell us how Nudges are working for you. Building super-advanced AI is not easy (tell every main character of every futuristic dystopia ever filmed), and we welcome your feedback to make it better.

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