Sound Off
Free Apple & Android Voice Journal App | Get early access:
Woman lying in bed sleeping
Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

While it might be tempting to skip a few hours of sleep to binge-watch the latest Netflix series or stay up late to study or finish work, this is actually disruptive not only to your productivity the next day but your overall health as well.

A lack of sleep can…

Man in off-white sweatshirt at a white desk types on a laptop
Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

If you roll out of bed and…

  • Immediately hit that snooze button
  • Grab your phone to scroll through Instagram
  • Or rush right into the day’s activities

… then you might be losing out on some valuable productivity. While there are a lot of productivity hacks out there, one that sets…

Woman with headphones on audio journaling with her phone while sitting down outside
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

1. Captures your thoughts and feelings in the moment

Given the time it takes to put pen to paper this makes it easy to filter yourself with written journaling. With audio journaling, you can capture those raw thoughts and feelings right as they come out of your head. This enables you to get deeper in the moment and talk…

Woman in pink shirt with headphones on dancing to the music
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

If you’re new to a meditation practice or just feeling intimidated by the idea of meditation, these mindfulness-focused activities are great ways to either ease you into meditation or act as a replacement.

Because, let’s face it, we’ve all been there. You’re sitting down ready to meditate and your mind…

Car traffic on a busy highway with a city skyline and sunset in the background
Image by Erdenebayar Bayansan from Pixabay

Journaling is great for getting thoughts out of your head, reflecting on the moment, or processing your feelings and thoughts. While you need to be sitting down with pen and paper to journal by hand, with audio journaling any in-between moment can become a journaling moment.

Here is our curated…

Sunset behind a mountain with a lit up winding road heading down the mountain
Photo by Samuel Ferrara on Unsplash

So you want to start audio journaling! But where to begin? Here is our step-by-step guide to getting started.

Step 1: Download an audio journaling app

While you can always record your voice through voice memos, it doesn’t always make for the best experience.

For one, there are no prompts to help guide you through audio journaling…

Golden old fashioned microphone on a wooden table with a blue background
Photo by Canva

Audio Journal vs. Written Journal

Aside from the obvious voice vs. text, there are actually a lot of differences between audio and written journaling.

Here are five ways that audio journaling is different from your classic pen and paper journal:

It’s convenient

You carry your phone with you everywhere you go, whereas you might not always have…

Old fashioned microphone with purple background
Photo by Matt Botsford on Unsplash

What is audio journaling?

Audio journaling or voice journaling is the spoken version of a written journal, allowing you to articulate your thoughts out loud. Instead of a pen and paper, you use voice notes instead.

You record an audio journal entry right on your smartphone by using an audio journal app like Sound…

Sound Off

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store