I wrote a brief post about starting a logbook in January 2021 and then an update on April 2021. This is the latest update about my use of the logbook, the tools I use for it, and how I plan to use it this year.
The logbook is a mini daily planner that I use to log daily activities and anything you want or need. There aren’t any rules or templates. Write down what you want each day, and log your day as detailed or briefly as you wish.
My use of the logbook has been very casual. I don’t write on it daily, but I want to change that. However, it’s been helpful, especially when looking back and learning more about my almost daily life. The logbook helps me think and capture data about my everyday life.
This year, I have specific questions I want to answer daily using my logbook. For example:
- How much money did I spend today?
- How much water do I consume every day?
- How many cups of coffee do I consume every day?
- Ideas and random thoughts
I’ve been doing this for about two years, but casually. I plan on writing casually in my logbook, but questions like the above need to be answered daily, which is my goal.
Why is this important? Writing down this information forces you to think about this and avoid living your life on autopilot. Writing it down on paper is the easiest thing for me. The daily planner I use is small and flexible, and I can carry it with me every day and everywhere. In addition, writing down anything on paper helps you memorize it more than typing it on a keyboard.
Tools I use to capture data about my everyday life:
Good luck and happy logging!