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Daily Logging

Daily Logging

The practice of keeping a daily log of activities, to-dos and ideas.

Potential benefits:

  • outboarding things from short-term memory
  • easier to "switch off"
  • easier to conduct periodic project review and process reflection
  • source material for longer-term notes or other writing, such as blogs


Create a good template in whatever note-taking medium you prefer.

Things to think about including:

  • goals for the day
  • key to-do reminders
  • activities done, work completed
  • things you noticed or learned
  • any open questions that occur to you during the day
  • blockers - i.e. things that disrupted or delayed your

Make it a key part of your daily practce - keep this note available and open.

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