I’ve written before about reasons to keep a journal, but I recently read something by George Orwell that sums it all up better than I ever could, so after today that will probably it for me weighing in on journaling.
This quote is from his collected letters in the collection As I Please:
One way of feeling infallible is not to keep a diary.
There it is. That sums up everything I think about my personal journals of daily events, my workout log books, and my food diary.
If you write things down, you have to be accountable for your lack of progress. There is no pretending that something didn’t happen, unless of course you write things down and then never go back to look things up.
It takes a lot of the guesswork out of things. No trying to remember how much weight I had on the bar, or what I was eating before I ballooned up to 400 lbs.
And it shows me how fallible I am. But that shows me how to improve.
Any avid journaleers (not a word) here?
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