What does quality time look like for you?
Some people enjoy tracking numbers just for the sake of collecting data, but that sense of accomplishment isn't enough for many of us. Rather, collecting data to achieve a deeper purpose makes the process more worthwhile. That purpose can vary, but almost always fits inside the broad category of improving your quality of life in one way or another.
The more you can focus your lifelogging efforts to improve your own self-knowledge, the more likely you are to be able to improve your quality of life.
The Subjectivity of Our Lives
Of course, defining your own quality of life is subjective: we each have different goals, as well as ideas of what constitutes a perfect life. Where one person sees traveling as the most enjoyable way to spend time, another may prefer to stick a little closer to home.
To make matters more complicated, not all of us are entirely clear on what we want to be doing, both long term and in the moment. But the right approach to lifelogging can help with that particular problem. If you're able to track multiple aspects of your life over time, you can discover what contributes to your personal sense of a high quality of life.
Unfortunately, it's not a system that you can just throw a switch on. Even just deciding which variables to track can be a complex matter.
Categories: Happiness, Lifelogging, Personal Analytics