Not quite a journal, not quite a calendar. The logbook is a low-friction way to catalog your day, and artist Austin Kleon is a big believer:
It’s not a diary or a journal. It’s a book of lists. The lists are simple facts.
Keeping a simple list of who/what/where means I write down events that seem mundane at the time, but later on help paint a better portrait of the day, or even become more significant over time. By “sticking to the facts” I don’t pre-judge what was important or what wasn’t, I just write it down.
At the very least, a logbook helps you keep track of progress, which can serve as a big motivator.
This article was originally published on 99u.com.
Sean Blanda is the managing editor of 99u.com.