The 6-Minute Diary contains a 70-page theory part, a 220-page practical part and is for at least 22 weeks if used on a daily basis.
The 6-Minute Diary is available in grey, dusty rose or sky blue on Amazon UK, Amazon US – and in grey on Amazon Australia.
The diary is not a ‘traditional diary’. It has got a day-to-day view with seven undated pages for every week, on which you fill in the morning and evening routine prompts (see product page).
However, the diary can be customised and adapted to one’s needs. For example, you can use the daily section “How I’ll make today great” to put down your plans and appointments. Also, at the end of each week, you have space for weekly and monthly notes. What also differentiates the 6MD from a ‘traditional’ diary are elements such as the Monthly Reflection, the Weekly Five Questions and the Habit Tracker – and of course the 70-page introduction.
The 6-Minute Diary and its successor The 6-Minute Diary Pure are both undated which allows you to start your entries whenever you want. This way, you not only never waste a page if you miss a day, but you also save some trees.
The book has got plenty of space for notes at the end of every week and there is a longer notes section at the end of the Diary.
The Weekly Impulses and the Weekly Five Questions differ each week and therefore can be entertaining, challenging, thought-provoking and very revealing. The daily questions, however, are the same each day. The psychology behind these is carefully explained at the start of the diary – which helps you internalize the how and why behind every single question of the daily routine.
The 6MD is available in German, English, Portuguese, Spanish, Taiwanese and Korean. It will soon be available in Chinese, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Czech, Polish, Dutch, Turkish, Italian, Russian.
The 6-Minute Diary Pure (6MD Pure)
The 6-Minute Diary is the classic version and includes a 70-page introduction, which explains the Why and the How. You will find plenty of examples, practical tips and studies here which you can apply later in the diary part.
Once you have filled in the 6MD (after approx. 5-6 months), you can purchase the 6MD Pure. This follow-up version doesn’t contain the introductory part, but starts with the diary straight away - so you can continue where you left off. The 6-Minute Diary Pure also contains a brand-new weekly routine, daily quotes and weekly tips for more mindfulness and less stress.
Furthermore, The 6-Minute Diary comes with the Bonus eBook “The Golden Morning Routine” (via email) while The 6-Minute Diary Pure is accompanied by the Bonus eBook “The Golden Evening Routine". Both eBooks include about 35 pages of scientific insights, practical tips and example routines.
You can find The 6-Minute Diary Pure on Amazon UK.
If used daily, The 6-Minute Diary Pure will be your companion for at least 27 weeks.
Yes, you can, however, we recommend to start with the classical 6-Minute Diary as the introductory part is very helpful to understand the concept that follows. The tips and techniques are based on the latest research from positive psychology and neuroscience which will help you a great deal – not only in the diary part but also in many other areas of your life.
However, you may of course start with the Pure version if you wish to only have the diary part.
Since you have placed your order on Amazon, there is a very straightforward way to send your book back. Log into your account, go to “Your Orders” and click on “Return/Replace Items” next to the item in question. From there, Amazon will guide you through the steps and you can proceed to order the classic version hereafter.
Another option: You can keep the Pure version and order a classical version in parallel. This way, you will have the follow-up version at hand once you’ve filled in your first diary.
The Weekly Five Questions are not part of the Pure version, as it is nearly impossible to offer more than 150 new questions that add a true value and do not repeat.
However, the Pure version comes with a brand new Weekly Routine which allows you to reflect on your past week and to focus on your personal and professional goals for the coming week. This way, you ensure that you’re moving in the right direction.
Tips & Strategies for using the Diary
The Habit Tracker allows you to track up to three habits every month. They can be new habits that you want to establish or old ones which you want to get rid of. For example, read an hour daily, get up without using the snooze function, eat a piece of fruit every day etc. You can simply cross out each day on which you managed to do or rather not do the activity in question.
The Monthly Check is your personal snapshot of the different areas of your life and how you feel about them. Every month, you can assess areas such as your overall mood, your finances, your relationships and much more on a scale from 1 to 10. This way, you have a unique tool to follow your personal evolution. If there’s a category that you feel you cannot relate to, feel free replace it with one that is more suitable for your current situation.
What is known as muscle growth from working out or lifting weights, is called neuroplasticity in the central nervous system. This means that you can rewire your brain through practice just like you can grow muscles through exercise. Science says that it takes about 66 days until a new habit is internalised and becomes part of you. This means you don’t have to spend willpower and actively think about performing the act - it has become automated. The daily, weekly and monthly routine in the diary help you to establish new habits and to get rid of old unwanted ones over a period of 150 days. So, you have more than enough time to positively rewire your brain and save willpower.
The weekly notes section is for your thoughts, ideas, tasks, jokes, plans or great new recipes for example. There are no limitations as to what you can put down here. You can also use the space to review your week and to jot down what you experienced and how you felt during the week. Feel free to personalise the diary in whatever way suits you and your needs best.
If you feel that your entries are repeating we advise to read through tips 4 and 6 in the “6 Tips” chapter of the classic diary. Also, you can try to skip a few of the daily prompts and just answer your favourite sections or to use the diary every other day instead of on a daily basis for some time. Another way of bringing in more variety is to focus on a specific area when answering the questions, e.g. on your health, on friendships or on food. Feel free to personalise the diary in whatever way suits you and your needs best.
The eBook The Golden Morning Routine is exclusively for the users of The 6-Minute Diary and is sent to them automatically 3-5 days after the purchase. An alternative way to get ahold of it is to sign up for our newsletter via our website.
The eBook The Golden Evening Routine is exclusively for the users of the follow-up version, The 6-Minute DiaryPure. It will be sent to you via email 3-5 days after the purchase. In any case, you can always contact our friendly Customer Support Team to ask for the eBook: email@example.com
Order, Payment, Shipment & Invoice
You can buy the diary via Amazon UK, US and Australia. If none of the marketpaces ship to your destination, you can place an order via our German website, where you have the option to ship to any country in the world. The shipping fee is 15 € for orders to any country apart from Germany and Austria. If you need help with the language, please get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can provide you with a guide that helps you through the ordering process.
Within 24 hours after your purchase, you will receive an email from Dominik where you will find the invoice in the attachment. In any case, you can always contact our friendly Customer Support Team to ask for your invoice: email@example.com
Please note that we don’t ship the books ourselves. All logistical processes are with Amazon. For all orders placed on Amazon there is a very straightforward way to send your book back and to get a full refund: Log into your account, go to “Your Orders” and click on “Return/Replace Items” next to the item in question. From there, Amazon will guide you through the few steps.
In most cases, returns can get solved very quickly. If you need further assistance, however, please feel free to get in touch with our friendly Customer Support team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please write us a short email to email@example.com, attach a photo of the damaged book that you’ve received and indicate your postal address. We have high standards of quality and will do everything we can to provide you with a new and intact book asap :)
Since you placed your order on Amazon, there is a very straightforward way to send your book back. Log into your account, go to “Your Orders” and click on “Return/Replace Items” next to the item in question. From there, Amazon will guide you through the steps. You can also keep the Pure version and order a classical version at the same time. This way, you will have the follow-up version at hand once you’ve filled in your first diary.
For Businesses & Cooperations
Would you like to give the diary away to your colleagues and friends? Is there an upcoming event where the diary would suit the audience perfectly? Or would you like to try it out with your clients or patients? We’re happy to offer you a bulk discount tailored to your needs. Just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, describe your project briefly and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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