Foreword
When you are old, looking back on your life, you will find that when you go abroad to study, when you decide to take your first job, when you choose a partner and fall in love, and when you get married, are in fact great changes of fate. It's just that when you were at the crossroads, and you saw the storm, the day you made your choice, in your diary, was so dull and ordinary that you thought it was a normal day in your life.
——《杀鹌鹑的少女》
At the end of 2015, I saw on Zhihu how to sum up your 2015? The question, want to say something, but feel unable to talk about.
The powerlessness hit me in a flash, and I felt like I was drifting through life, and I didn't want to do that anymore.
In early 2016, after Reading @zou Xin's 《小强升职记》 [email protected] Xiaolai's 《把时间当作朋友》, I decided to leave something behind.
I was shirtless, lying on the floor of a rented room with a mat on the floor, my head tilted as I swiped my phone, when I thought, "Oh, can you make a digital record of your daily life and quantify yourself? "
I went ahead and created my first life log using Excel.
First edition vital records
In retrospect, I always thought it was just an ordinary day in my life. The ordinary me planted an ordinary seed for myself. What is not ordinary is that today, this seed bears fruit.
Over the years, I've been trying to build my own quantification system, thinking about how to digitize my life.
I keep diaries, thoughts, emotions, essays, contacts, work logs, financial records, time flows, page views, lists, etc.
I write an annual report for myself every year:
Of all the records, the one that drew the most admiration was my practice of the Alexander Alexandrovich Kornilov method of time recording.
Since October 2016, I've logged more than 20,000 hours using TimeTrack.
Dynamic chart of time record
Looking back at me four years ago, I was nothing more than a southland boy with no connections or resources.
At that time, I had nothing but a question that would haunt me for a long time.
"Can't ordinary people leave anything for the world? "
The answer is no. I want to record, record what happened to me, record my history!
Four years later, I wrote my first time record ebook.
I've been a group manager for TimeTrack in China, and every day, 500 people log their wechat group conversations. I've been able to actively control the flow of time, reducing my entertainment time from 17% to 6% , i've got the top one in the "time record" category.
aTimeLogger / TimeTrack fan on Wechat
Where are you right now? I don't know where you're reading this.
You might have just gotten on the subway, you might have just opened the take-out, you might be shirtless and wearing slippers, you might just be browsing.
You may be as ordinary as I am.
But you can choose to change, and start by recording your actions, emotions, and times.
The National Institutes of health did a study that helped 1,600 people with obesity problems lose weight. The two groups lost weight the same way, but one group was asked to keep track of what they ate, just to keep track, without doing anything else. As a result, the surprising thing happened: by the sixth month of the experiment, those who kept a daily food diary lost twice as much weight as everyone else.
——《好好学习》
When you start recording you turn on the "awareness" switch and you become aware of what you are doing, what is good and what is not.
Only by turning on this switch can you possibly "improve" .
3 days, 5 days, 10 days, may not change much, but 3 years, 5 years, 10 years later, cultivate "long-distance running thinking, " you will look back to thank yourself now.
Because if you don't record it, it doesn't happen.
You start to show that "ordinary people can leave something for the world. "
The diary of 2014, believe it, and it will be done
We're all born great. Welcome to us!
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