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Many times I find myself wanting to quickly jump around to different positions in a command in iTerm. In a text editor it’s simple, OPTION + arrowKey moves one word at the time, CMD + arrowKey moves to the beginning/end of a line. But in iTerm this doesn’t work by default. But I found out there’s a way around it.

This is how you make it work:

  1. In iTerm press CMD + , to open the Preferences
  2. Go to Profiles > Keys > Key Mappings
  3. In the presets at the bottom, select Natural Text Editing
  4. Done.

This makes navigating around long commands in iTerm a bit easier to deal with.

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My journal helps me understand where I’ve been. It’s helpful having a way to recollect the things that set me on the path I’m currently on. I’ve found that just three lines of reflection in the bullet journal every evening helps me to reinforce where I’m going. It gives a purpose to the day when I take stock of the things that happened to me, and reflect on how I handled them.

Sometimes it’s hard to get started though. Some days I have no idea what is worth logging and I lack inspiration. What I do in these cases is that I go back and read what I logged in the last couple of days. It’s strange what this does but just by looking at what previous me has accomplished I get all excited and I’m ready to log a couple of lines.

A day in and of itself may not look like much. Especially when I am living that day right now, I can’t really put it into context. But it’s when I start stringing the days together, and seeing the longer view, that the pieces starts clicking for me. By logging just a tiny bit every day I’m documenting my own path.