Julia Saxena 🚀🚢

Apr 30, 2022

What is Interstitial Journaling?

If you’re like me, you’re spending A LOT of time every day on your computer.

And you’re constantly navigating your digital environment, moving from your browser, to Slack, to your notetaking app, to email, to your to-do list, to a Zoom call ... oh, let’s check if someone liked my tweet.

It’s easy to get lost!

While constantly switching from one thing to the next, I often ended up stuck in my emails or randomly browsing Twitter.

By the end of the day, I wondered: What have I actually done? It was all a blur.

Looking at my to-do list didn’t help because as I ticked things off, new tasks got added.

Then I got introduced to Interstitial Journaling by this article.

I was already familiar with journaling in the mornings (also called Morning Pages) to get any nagging thoughts out of my head.

But Interstitial Journaling goes one step further. It combines notetaking, task management, and time tracking.

Interstitial means “in-between”.

I’m journaling in between tasks, every time I’m making a switch from doing one thing to doing another thing. I record the time, what I’ve done, what I’m going to do next, and any thoughts I had around that.

The result is a comprehensive timeline of my day. I know exactly what I got done by the end of it.

And that’s only one benefit I derive from Interstitial Journaling.

In my next essays, I’ll share the full list of benefits and how you can get started yourself.

Julia Saxena 🚀🚢

Marketing Manager @ Forte Labs | Writing about marketing, productivity, and how to launch and run online courses.