The Life Lab book

Recently I took a short course called "Achieving Personal Success" on ALISON.

If you've not heard of ALISON before they're a really awesome free learning website with courses in everything from diplomas in psychology, or engineering to short courses in IT skills, languages, and personal growth.

I'm not here to promote though, but I've taken a few courses with them and this was the most recent.

In this course the speaker touched on something I found really intriguing, the idea that its not from lack of interests but from too many that we sometimes don't know what to do with our lives, which makes reaching any sort sense of personal sense of achievement pretty challenging.

He introduce such a simple idea.
The Life Lab Notebook.

This was based on a simple concept which I won't detail here but you can learn more by taking the course if you like, I'll leave a link here (I'm not sponsored! I really just love free learning!)

ALISON Free Achieving Personal Success Course

But the basic idea is this:

Every day, keep a diary as if life were an experiment. 

Record your daily activities and reflect on how you feel that day. Are you proud? Happy? Sad? Do you feel a sense of progress or was your day just incredibly dull - I have those!

After a while you'll get a great sense of what elements of your life keep you positive, and bring you reward, and what elements of life are less enjoyable.
The man who came up with this idea realised the most enjoyable part of his day was keeping the diary! He recalled loving to keep a lab book even as a child documenting bugs in the garden, and realised he would find life most rewarding if he found a career in research. I think he went on to be a social scientist.

But you don't have to use this just in career pursuit, take advantage of the life Lab book in other areas of your life. In food and dieting, physical fitness, life planning and finding hobbies you enjoy outside work.

I love this idea and can't wait to incorporate it into my diary. Just a little "how did I feel today" section might really open my eyes to life's possibilities.

So what do you think? Do you like the idea of a Life Lab book? Do you know any other great tips for pursuing a more fulfilling life? Let us all know in the comments.

Bye for now!

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