Using Shortcuts and Drafts to Journal

I’ll do something more in-depth later, or plan to at least, but for now here is a peak into how I setup to journal.

For those interested, I journal in Drafts on my iPhone (typing on a foldable Bluetooth keyboard). I use a Shortcut I stitched together that grabs any music I am listening to (or not), asks for my location (defaults to “Home”), asks how I am feeling today, prompts for three things I am thankful for, and then grabs the current weather conditions. It takes all of that and puts it into the “header” of my journal entry. Once I am finished writing I append each entry into a monthly text file.

Aaron Aiken @aa