Learn the basics and useful tricks to make the most of Mindsera journal.
How to start a new entry?
Go to the dashboard and click 'Start a new entry'
This takes you to the writing view. Your content will be saved automatically, so you can focus on your thoughts.
How to write in fullscreen mode?
Using fullscreen mode limits distractions, so you can focus on your thoughts.
Control + Command + F (go fullscreen) Shift + Command + F (hide tabs, address bar)
See Mobile App
How to use dark mode?
Mindsera changes automatically between light mode and dark mode based on your device settings.
How to search for an entry?
Go to 'Entries' and click the search icon. Type any keyword or phrase to search from your entries.
You can also search entries by tags. To do this, type any tag you want to search and press 'Enter'. You can add multiple tags to one search.
How to sort entries by state?
Go to 'Entries' and click 'All entries' to open the drop-down. You can sort your entries to see drafts, analysed entries, or both.
How to delete entries?
To delete an entry, click the three dots and then 'Delete'.
How does the habit tracker work?
You can find the habit tracker on your dashboard. It automatically measures your total writing time, your current writing streak, and your longest writing streak.
Daily journaling is the most accessible high-impact mental health and cognitive fitness tool.
The science behind journaling
Here's a summary of journaling benefits based on various scientific papers:
- Reducing stress and anxiety
- Increasing mindfulness and self-awareness
- Boosting the immune system
- Improving memory and sleep quality
- Enhancing cognitive skills and problem-solving abilities
- Developing emotional intelligence and social skills
- Fostering creativity
- Providing a safe space for self-reflection and self-expression
- Promoting goal-setting and accountability
Journaling helps you to organize your thinking, understand yourself better, and improve your life in every possible way.
How to build a journaling habit?
Here are some ideas to get you going:
- Commit to a 7-day journaling challenge (you can do it, it's just one week)
- Write only five minutes per day (you can also record your thoughts with voice journaling, but writing is more impactful)
- Pair your new habit with your morning coffee, end-of-the-day ritual, or some other activity you already do.
- Try some journaling frameworks, like the 1-1-1 method, to structure your journaling practice, or use the AI-powered infinite prompts feature to think deeper.
On the dashboard, there's a habit tracker that measures your total writing time as well as your current and longest streak. This helps you to see how much progress you have made.
Like every activity, journaling becomes better the more you do it. The famous investor and thinker Naval Ravikant said that journaling is meditation on paper. You feel the benefits of one session, but the real growth happens over time.