I’m trying a little experiment on myself where I carry a little notebook with me wherever I go. My goal is to see whether I’d get any value of keeping a daily log of sorts, where anything that might be worth remembering will get written down.
I first tried this a couple of weeks ago, but that attempt was largely abandoned after a couple of days. I thought I’d give it a more serious go this time. So for two weeks, with some exceptions, I will make sure to have a notebook either on me, or within easy reach of me. I started this experiment on Monday, making this day three.
There are a couple of reasons why I’m doing this. The book Steal Like an Artist, and this post (via @amit) were inspirations, and there have been times that, in retrospect, a notebook would have been handy. But in general, I’m just curious to see whether I would get anything out of it. I think a good indication that it’s going well is if I write down a least one item per day. If I actually use to the notebook to recall something, that would indicate success.