It keeps me mindful, sometimes with just a sentence or two, sometimes more.
I like this am/pm format (from Paperchase). It simplifies my day by stopping those thoughts which sometimes rattle around all day long - by putting them on paper I clear my mind. At the end of the day I have sometimes, without realising it, resolved them. It's a process.
I keep the notebooks for a while, but not forever.
This one has occasional prompts, soft focus photographs and gentle humour...
My word for the year is gently and it is working very well for me.
Is your word helpful to you?
If not, remember you can change it.