The problem of too much choice

For the last 3 years or so I've been journaling almost daily on a Mac and iOS app called bear.

A few months ago, when I started trying to commit to using my Linux laptop more often than the Mac I started looking around for a good cross platform journaling application.

Finding a note taking application is no problem at all. Finding one with a privacy policy I could live with and had the same ease of use as bear was another thing entirely. So far I haven't been able to find anything that isn't web based or electron that I can really get into.

The problem isn't that there aren't enough choices, the problem is that there are too many choices and I can't pick one. The main problem with this is that I've neglected my journal for the last 3 or 4 months to the point that I don't make time for it like I used to.

I'm starting to have choice paralysis. I've spent a few months stringing my journals between plain text, standard notes, LibreOffice, and a regular old notebook. Not only will I likely never be able to really keep track of those entries, now I feel defeated every time I sit down to write - since I know deep down I probably won't want to use that same app again tomorrow.

What's the point of the post? Basically, just to let you all know that I'm indecisive and it's causing a mild amount of anxiety in my life that I could easily solve by just continuing to use the app I've been happy with for years... but that would mean not using my laptop for journaling and that annoys me a little bit as well.

Damned if you do damned if you don't...

#Journal #Linux