Occasionally I entertain myself. Sometimes this involves taking pictures of my dog while he is sleeping, but recently it has come from writing.
A few weeks ago I found myself laughing at something I wrote. Now, before you think I’m nuts, the element of time plays a large factor in amusement. If you’re instantly entertained by something you said or wrote, there is a 90% chance you’re an evil villain with a maniacal laugh.
So how do I amuse myself? By writing down 3 observations every single day. I’ve done this for the last two or three months while only missing a few days. Looking back toward the beginning of the log of observations, there were many that I forgot about, but now found fairly clever. There were also several throwaway thoughts I jotted down, but as a whole, this has been one of the most beneficial daily practices I’ve established.
Some things that are only moderately funny to you in the moment gain new appreciation once you forgot that you wrote them. It’s a little like not being able to tickle yourself. When you think of something, you might not give it as much credit than the same thing said by someone else. If you want to become more observant and see how time treats your daily observations, establish a daily habit of writing down three observations.