People occasionally ask me why I keep a diary. What it does for me. What, in icky business words, is the ROI, the Return on Investment.
Today’s newsletter is all about when a diary “pays off,” and what it’s like to have five or six years of daily diaries at your fingertips:
I keep a diary for many reasons, but the main one is: It helps me pay attention to my life. By sitting down and writing about my life, I pay attention to it, I honor it, and when I’ve written about it long enough, I have a record of my days, and I can then go back and pay attention to what I pay attention to, discover my own patterns, and know myself better. It helps me fall in love with my life.
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