Keeping a time journal

Updated: Sep 5, 2019

Nowadays, we keep journals of everything; how we spend our thoughts, calories, movement, finances, sleep, and the list goes on.

However, we don't really seem to track our time very well.

Of course, we'll create a schedule, though we rarely come back around to see how we actually spent our time.

What exactly did we do with that time?

Were we stuck in thought, rehearsing the past or worrying about the future?Did we scroll social media because it was more comfortable than addressing what was important?Did we overindulge too much of a good thing, excessive conversation, working out, relaxationDid we tell ourselves stories to justified keeping things the same?

In my mind, the purpose of a time journal isn't about being accountable to yourself, as much as it's being aware of yourself.

What does how you spend your time say about you: the emotions you frequent, what you're scared of, and how you define happiness.

What patterns are you noticing, what are you triggered by, and what are your tendencies?

Once you know yourself, then you can finally begin the process of unknowing yourself, and there you'll find freedom, some call it success.

"Life is a balance between what we can control and what we cannot. I'm learning to live between effort and surrender." Danielle Orner



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