A common trick artists and designers use to get over first-page jitters in a fresh sketchbook is to scribble something on the first page.
When that’s done, all of a sudden we can leave the idea of a perfect sketchbook behind.
Taking the first step never has to be the best step, so make your first scribble and move on.
Turning it back down to Day One is a chance for us to begin again with no expectations.
Some of us search for reasons to start something new, and at the same time some of us search for days where we can finally wipe the slate clean.
Day One isn’t a special day only reserved for naive beginners, early graduates, or the reckless. It’s for anybody who wants to start over anew and search for better.
What if, we were 15 minutes late into finishing off a project for our boss?
What if, we couldn’t actually deliver our pizza within the 40 minute limit?
What if, we skipped a week, or a whole month of daily journalling time?
We put ourselves on a timer for perceived productivity, when the real goal might be something much bigger and more important than being on time.
Of course there’s merit in being on time, but not to the point where it’s pressures get in the way of our safety, health, or wellbeing.