Use a Stapler Instead of a Pen to Keep a Journal When You're Too Busy
A lot of people want to keep a journal or diary in order to flip through memories but just can't find the time. Joe Reddington felt that way, so he devised a solution with a stapler and some tape.
You don't have to write down memories to keep them. After all, many of them come from what you actually do and you simply need something relevant to remind you of that event. Instead of writing, you can just attach that memento to a page. Joe explains:
So, every year since about 2005, I’ve bought a day-to-a-page yearly diary, of the type you can see above. Roughly once a week, or couple of weeks I sit in front of the TV with a stapler and attach the receipts, ticket stubs, and train tickets that I’ve accumulated into the diary on the right date. Bang! Instant memories.
If you find yourself too busy to write in a journal, consider attaching items instead. It might not look as elegant, but you'll save time and serve the same purpose.