Life-Logging a Retrospective

published on September 29th, 2011 · more from the blog →

Throughout 3 months at the start of 2009 I thought it might be fun to log many of the day to day routine activities I do in my life. Inspired by Feltron's annual summaries I undertook my own life-logging experiment.

The experience was certainly a learning one, it is really difficult to remember how many times you do certain activities, and a simple method of logging is a necessity. Feltron runs his own website where you can run your own life-log Daytum.com

Below is a (rather large) info-graphic on what I achieved over the 3 months. Whilst difficult it was certainly rewarding to log all this information on your life, much as I do with the 365 Project. If you are going to undertake a similar experiment, I would definitely say that you shouldn't try and be too granular, make it fit with your daily routine and update regularly throughout the day so you don't end up with a big backlog of information.

Whilst the metrics I chose were fairly random, I like the random-ness of how many times I ate sausages. The little things in life are important too!