One man's 10-year experiment to record every moment
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“An unexamined life is not worth living.”
Lifelogging helps the process of examining the small things, the tiny changes one can make in one's life to improve the daily experience.
These small improvements may not be revolutionary, but they elevate the overall life satisfaction.
Just 10 minutes of journaling boosts your performance by 20% Examining, noting, savoring the good things, will intensify your life experiences.
Digitally capturing your daily routine and thoughts also makes them searchable, and can later act as a search engine for your past years.
A process of self-reflection helps you take a third person's perspective on things, making you an outside observer.
Whether it's a daily journal or another life-blogging tool (like a portable camera), these tools help you reflect on your own life at a later stage.
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Students who take notes during a lecture or presentation achieve more than those who just passively listen.
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When the instructor says 'this is important' or 'note this', or gives a non-verbal cue that the content being discussed is important, it can enhance the student's note-taking. They can also listen to the cues to help them organize their lessons.
Revision of notes, done right after the lecture, is a crucial step so that any missing lesson ideas can be filled using our short-term memory.
Hand-written notes are better than laptops as the latter can be distracting, with students checking email or playing games. It also distracts nearby students.
Laptop notes are inferior as they are verbatim and shallow.
If the goal is meaningful, it will transform us. We’ll be more confident, mature, capable of seeing even bigger adventures, and empowered to pursue them.
A quest might end better than we imagine or disastrously. Either way, there’s always another adventure if we’re willing to pursue it.
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We are more likely to remember something if we connect it to a sensory experience or previous action, like writing or connecting memories to smells or sounds.
Holmes plays the violin, because it takes him out of his thinking mind and places him in a purely physical state.
“Taking mental holidays can be incredibly productive for creativity", even something as simple as taking a walk in the park during your lunch break instead of eating at your desk.
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