@Journal. (Having a Journal Context)

It’s not a secret that I love contexts, and that I believe that when you lose the fear that most people have and begin using all the context you need, your system tend to allow you to move even faster.
Some years ago, I create a context that I called @Journal. The content of this is things that I want to journal, that I want to think about it, that I want to write and reflect about. As I am writing this, I have seven entries. This are seven things that I want to spend time journaling on, I am not looking to a compromise, or a quick response. I am looking just to remind myself that once in a while, it is important to go over this topics.
Some days I can open my journal application (I use DayOne on the iPad and iPhone) and just write and write. Others, I can stare to the white screen. Are on those days that I open OmniFocus and get to my @Journal Contexts.
I enjoy Journaling, and I understand that having that context allow me to re-visit and be intentional about what somedays I am going to write, but also had been an incredible way to work on stuff and found answers that otherwise I don’t know if I would had work hard and long enough to get. Most time it is hard to Journal, at least for me, the dialog that comes from there sometimes is hurtful, but eventually the clarity that produce is magical.
Do you journal? Have you ever consider having your own @Journal context to remind you of stuff that you should journal about? Try it, it’s painful the process, but magical the answer.

TIP#29: Create a Paper Mail Routine.

Most of the people I know that had piles of papers is because they had no routine. They get home, pick the mail and drop it on the first surface and the pile begins.
Don’t pick the mail until you are ready to process it. If you pick the mail and begin creating the pile, all that you will generate is the nagging feeling that you are not doing that. Sometimes, you simply can’t take care of that, and it is OK, but make sure you don’t create stress that you don’t need.
Stop for a moment and think what it is that routine, make sure you do it, that way you don’t create the pile. It is hard to get rid of those piles.
i.e. The mailman had knock our door on more saturdays that I care to admit. If I can work my routine, I leave it there, otherwise I know it will create a pile, that simply will grow.