If you took what you did today and repeated it every day for the rest of your life, who would you become 20 years from now?

Discover how the Minimalist Journaling System can help you build life-changing habits, design each day to be a stepping stone toward your goals, and capture the most memorable moments of your life — in less than 5 minutes a day.

The Minimalist Journaling System course is for:

Productivity and personal development enthusiasts
Do you want to build healthy habits, set better goals, and get more things done, but you miss a strategy to keep you consistent and accountable?
Self-experimenters looking for an effective personal management system
Do you love the idea of using a journal (digital or analog) to plan your life, track your progress, and access creative insights, but you never found the perfect system to keep it all together?
Individuals who know the value of peer support for accelerated personal growth
Do you know, deep down, that group accountability, collective brainstorming, and interpersonal intimacy are the most powerful tools for individual transformation? Are you ready to give it a go?

Build your Personal Development Dashboard

Imagine that your life is run by a complex operating system that manages your psychology, physical activity, and all sorts of behaviors and choices.

Now, imagine your journal as an intuitive user interface that allows you to understand and interact with that complex operating system, giving you the knowledge and power to uninstall outdated programs and design the habits and routines that truly serve you.

That’s the Minimalist Journaling System (MJS): an effective analog dashboard that allows you to preview and manage your goals, memories, behaviors, habits, and emotions, just as you would manage different apps on your phone.

How does the Minimalist Journaling System work?

It’s intuitive and agile

Each square represents one day of your life, and you get to choose what to include in it. The system is fully customizable and agile: it’s made to last a lifetime and evolve with you as your goals, dreams and habits change throughout your life.

It’s perspective-shifting

Day by day, you will build a rich database that you can inspect at a glance, that allows you to see your progress, spot important patterns in your behaviors, reconnect with important memories and feelings, gain clarity, and make informed decisions based on relevant life data.

It’s minimalist and beautiful

As each square is small and takes only a few minutes to fill in, the MJS trains your brain to prioritize and direct your attention to the things that really matter. Its minimalist design is made to be visually appealing and fun to use, which is key in keeping you motivated to use it every day.

Main features of the Minimalist Journaling System:
Habit-building
Do you want to get healthier? More focused? Start going to bed earlier? Eat more veggies? The MJS helps you build any habit from scratch by starting super simple and by integrating it within the context of the rest of your life.

Goal setting

The MJS works as the glue between your life’s purpose, your goals, and your daily actions. It shows you how to set effective goals, and then, like your North Star, it makes sure that you are moving in the right direction every single day.

Memory keeping

Have you ever wanted to have a “captain’s log” with your most important memories so that you can revisit who you were last year, or show your grandchildren what you did 50 years before they were born? With the MJS you can compile your life’s most important moments and easily scan them for clarity, context, and important insights.

Metrics and measurements
Do you ever wonder why you can’t manage to stick with certain habits, handle certain difficulties, or complete certain projects? You can use your daily squares to identify the main bottlenecks to your happiness, health, or relationship success—and what you can do to change them.

Journaling

It’s not all about the squares: the MJS includes a whole library of powerful journaling exercises that show you how to review and plan each week, how to get clarity on your life’s mission, how to access your subconscious mind, and much more.

Compatibility

Wondering how to integrate your existing journaling practices and/or digital tracking? The MJS is allows you to combine the reflective properties of pen and paper with the effectiveness of your digital devices, and brings your most important insights and data together on a single page of your journal.

What’s in the course?

1. ‘Build Your Own MJS’ Interactive Online Workshops

You know that initial motivation after taking an online course or attending an inspiring event, and how it often disappears after a few days, leaving your life pretty much the same as it was before?

In this course, we won’t let that happen. Because we know how important it is to integrate peak experiences and turn them into consistent action, this course includes 6 biweekly interactive online workshops with Michal and Silvia (the creators of the MJS) and a cohort of other committed, intelligent, creative students.

Over a period of three months, we will brainstorm, exchange support, and help you custom build your own Minimalist Journaling System for maximum personal effectiveness. By the end of the course you will see significant results in your life and have enough confidence to continue using the system on your own.

“The Minimalist journaling system is just as simple as it is helpful. Keeping track of your habits and establishing new ones becomes super easy, but even more astonishing during the course was the support by Silvia, Michal and the other people: Everybody was open minded, eager to help and full of respect towards the others. Just great!”

– Leonie Berger, Journalist

2. Lifetime access to the MJS Library and Resources

Once the course starts, you will get access to a comprehensive library of lessons and materials with everything you need to build your MJS. As you’ll have lifetime access, you can visit and revisit this information whenever you like. This includes:

  • How to make journaling a daily ritual
  • How to set effective goals and choose the right habits for you
  • Journaling exercises and scientifically tested methodologies for accountability, motivation, and productivity
  • Links to scientific research, book recommendations, and mind-bending articles
  • And lots more!

— Ulrich Schur, Enspiral

— Beatriz Viúla, Medical Doctor

— Flora Koczka, TransferWise

“I have completely stopped smoking, drinking and taking recreational drugs. In turn this has drastically improved my meditation practice and spiritual life. It helped me to become vegan, which is something I had my sights on for a while. I have started to do more exercise and eat healthier, start to match my behavior with my values with regards to compassion, and no longer use TV as a way to numb my emotions. I have much healthier sleeping habits. One by one, I have been able to improve every area of my life! Except sugar intake – that’s my next nemesis ;)”

— Camilla Ginty, Client Support Advisor at Vegware

“Look, I’ll be honest. I am one of those messy guys – not extremely healthy, not super sporty, and I always feel I could be better. By chance I came across Silvia and Michal and their methodology for using journaling as a tool to do incremental improvements in those habits I wanted to improve (starting by eliminating refined sugar from my diet). I was deeply impressed about it, about how clear it is and how it allows you to combine those small gains every day to carry on and stay motivated.

— Manel Heredero, OuiShare

“I use the MJS daily and it’s changed how I journal; it allows me to shift habits over time, stay accountable to myself and to reconnect with my memories. Completing a square has become a daily ritual that inspires me, motivates me and reminds me to celebrate my progress. Life changes in little steps and each square is my stepping-stone to my best self.

— Kate Rutter, California College of the Arts

“I think recording the best moment of every day has helped me to feel more positive overall. I am a lot more conscious of my habits and issues than before. I sometimes feel motivated to change my habits for the purpose of achieving my goals, but happily this has not resulted in me berating myself for any failures to achieve them.”

— Jo Harrison

3. Accountability and support from the MJS Online Community

As the first few months are key when adopting a new system, you will get access to an online community exclusive for the MJS students where you will be able to share your victories and obstacles, exchange resources, keep each other accountable, reinforce consistency and motivation, and form a small community of dedicated MJS users. This space will have Discord as its base, an intuitive and user-friendly online platform (requires no special tech skills) ideal for online community building.

Your Guides

We’re Silvia and Michal, and we created this course after three years of in-depth experimentation with different journaling methods, personal development practices, and countless hours of research. Our passion is to help people clarify their vision and put effective systems in place to make it a day-to-day reality.

We’re here to help you make this system yours, and offer you support and guidance as you enter this transformational journey of re-thinking how you perceive, capture, manage, organize, and live each daily experience in your life.

Michal

Michal created the first prototype of the Minimalist Journaling System in 2017 and since then he has used it to pull off (what he thought to be impossible) feats, such as 200 consecutive days of yoga practice, radically transforming his diet from chips, pizza, and ice-cream into ultra-healthy meals combined with intermittent fasting, and building a location independent business aligned with his values. His passions include experience design, performance, and sailing.

Silvia

Silvia has spent the last few years learning about and helping others in areas such as emotional well being, compassionate communication, and spiritual growth. Some of her main superpowers include holding space for others, empathetic listening, and distilling even the most complex ideas into easily digestible and actionable insights. She uses her journal to deepen her meditation practice, integrate challenging emotions, and create thought-provoking and beautiful writing and illustrations. You can often find her stretching, practicing hand-stands, and dancing to her heart’s content.

“Due to my demanding desk job, I never had time to exercise, had crippling migraines, and my blood test results were scary. I was terrified, but felt paralyzed. Silvia and Michal helped me find clarity and follow through with my first habit: walking three times a week. It worked because they made it stupidly easy by setting times, preventing obstacles, and creating accountability. A month later, my migraines were gone, my blood tests dramatically improved, and now I love walking so much that I increased the frequency. I feel so powerful that I started working on other goals, such as yoga for my hips, and optimizing my productivity at work”.

— Eunice Barros, Judge

“Michal & Silva are inspiring not just for their own lifestyle changes and their ability to live true to their desires, but also for their ability to transmit this knowledge in a way that is engaging and clear.

— Pascal Kolbe; Ikigai Lab at CRI Paris

Learn How to Build Your Own Minimalist Journaling System

♦ 6x Interactive Online Workshops

♦ Lifetime access to the MJS Library and Resources

♦ 3-month access to the MJS Online Community

♦ Future Updates

Enrollment opens Sep 2.

Cohort runs Sep 10 – Dec 10.

Leave your email and we’ll let you know once it opens! 

We provide scholarships and payment plans for people with low income who wouldn’t otherwise have access to the course. If you’re committed, but your finances are tough at the moment, please send us a message.

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

We want this decision to be 100% risk-free, so you can focus on learning and transforming your life. If you decide that our course is not for you, just let us know within 30 days of the course launch and we’ll refund your full payment.

People Around the World Are Already Using The Minimalist Journaling System to Transform Their Lives

FAQ

When will I get access to the course?

The course officially starts on the 10th of September. The first workshop is scheduled for the 1st of October.

When are the interactive live workshops?

The 90-minute workshops via Zoom are scheduled for every second Thursday (1 October, 15 October, 29 October, 12 November, 26 November, 10 December), at:

  • 7 pm Berlin (CEST)
  • 6 pm London (BST)
  • 1 pm New York (EDT)
  • 10 am Los Angeles (PDT)

The calls will be recorded, so it’s okay if you can’t attend the live session.

Are these workshops different from the “regular” passive webinars?

Yes—our workshops are fully participatory. You’ll be able to discuss with other participants, share, brainstorm, and effectively tap into the collective intelligence of a group of likeminded people to help each other grow. You might even make some friends in the process.

What if I’m an introvert and/or don’t feel very comfortable with online meetings?

We put a lot of love and care to make our workshops welcoming and nurturing for everyone. We know that it’s always a bit strange to meet a new group of people, especially online, and we all have our insecurities, but we highly encourage you to give it a go. But if you decide that this is not something for you, you can always watch the recordings and engage with the online community on Discord.

How much time do I need to put in to complete this course?

Roughly 3 to 10 minutes a day for using the Minimalist Journaling System, and an extra 1 to 2 hours once a week for self-study and attending the workshops. You can’t achieve deep behavior changes and life transformation with less than that.

What about the Online Community?

You’ll get 3-month access to our Discord community where you can connect with other students, as well as with Silvia and Michal. You’re invited to be as active as you wish—this is an invitation, not homework! With that in mind, it’s a perfect place to communicate in between calls to help you overcome any obstacles you might run into and/or build an additional layer of accountability.

What is Discord? Is it complicated to use?

Our community runs on Discord because it’s super easy to use, it doesn’t bombard you with ads, and it doesn’t track everything you do (unlike other popular platforms). You can use it from your phone, laptop, or even a web browser without installing anything. It will take you 10 minutes or less to set it up and learn everything you need, even if you are not good with tech.

I’ve tried other courses in the past. I got excited in the first few days, but then lost motivation and gave up, even if I felt like I should continue. How is this different?

Unlike many courses, this course is designed for life-lasting results. The calls happen over a period of 3 months, which gives you enough time to face the inevitable ups and downs, experiment with different strategies, learn the ins-and-outs of the Minimalist Journaling System, and build consistency. All of the above with the support of Silvia, Michal, and an amazing group of people who really want you to succeed. After the first 3 months, you will be ready to maintain this system for life.

Could I just figure this stuff out for myself for free?

Parts of it, but it would probably be quite a mess. The Minimalist Journaling System was developed by Michal and Silvia, and while there are some freely available resources online to get you started (such as our habit tracking starter kit), this course is the only place with all of the information about the MJS, with actionable instructions, live walk-throughs, and dedicated hands-on workshops where we will personally coach you through the process, organized in a clear process to help you make the best out of it. By the end of your journey, you’ll not only have learned about the MJS directly from its creators, but also adapt it to fit your own unique circumstances, and know exactly how to maintain it for life.

Can the Minimalist Journaling System be transposed into the digital realm?

Yes! Some of our students are already doing it and can help you with it. While this is a paper-journaling system, you’ll be able to replicate its components to work with the apps of your choice (such as Evernote, Notion, OneNote, ROAM Research, spreadsheets, etc.)

What do you mean by lifetime access to the course?

There’s no deadline for you to complete the course and you can come back to it in the future. Note that this doesn’t include access to the future workshops and online community (although we will have some exciting offers for our most committed students).

What do you mean by “future updates”?

This is not a course that we built once and forgot about. Instead, we improve it regularly and you will benefit from all the future updates and materials at no extra cost.

What payment forms do you accept?

You can pay with Visa, MasterCard and Amex via Stripe and via Payhip (which is ultra secure and doesn’t charge extortionate fees like PayPal). If you’d rather use PayPal, just give us a shout.

Are there any prerequisites to enroll?

Never tried journaling in your life but feel drawn to give it a go? No worries, this course is accessible regardless of your previous experiences with keeping a journal. All you need is a good understanding of the English language, a reliable Internet connection and web camera for the workshops, and a commitment to your personal development.

Learn How to Build Your Own Minimalist Journaling System

♦ 6x Interactive Online Workshops

♦ Lifetime access to the MJS Library and Resources

♦ 3-month access to the MJS Online Community

♦ Future Updates

Enrollment opens Sep 2.

Cohort runs Sep 10 – Dec 10.

Leave your email and we’ll let you know once it opens! 

We provide scholarships and payment plans for people with low income who wouldn’t otherwise have access. If you’re committed, but your finances are tough at the moment, please send us a message.

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

We want this decision to be 100% risk-free, so you can focus on learning and transforming your life. If you decide that our course is not for you, just let us know within 30 days of the course launch and we’ll refund your full payment.

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