The scientist and professor of animal Science at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Morris Villarroel has been 300 books identical written from 2010, according to the journalist Uxía Rodriguez in "The Voice of Galicia". The reason dates back to when he joined 9 years ago the movement "Quantified Self", whose objective is to quantify different aspects of the life of human beings. In your case, it takes nearly a decade to study their own behavior and quantifying in writing why they do it and their own children every day.
Villarroel stored in each one of their books between ten and twelve days , where it picks up, as a minimum, something that makes (a meal, a conversation) or do you feel each time. Also during three and a half years carried a small camera in the chest that took pictures –two million, at the end– every thirty seconds.
The turning point, as reflected in the journal gallego, was when this canadian, resident in Spain for 24 years, served 40 years. "I asked him what he had done, what results were obtained, I thought about happiness and I realized that I had no data ," he said. The scientist knew that it had been well passed "more or less", he recalled trips that he had made, but had no data –for example– about their best and worst months.
The collection of your day-to-day had, as objective, to see everything that affects you, "for good and for evil," and so you take action: do more of what you love (eating with friends), and avoid that which produces sadness and anxiety . "If you hurt your back, what you're recording and you find out when and why. The same applies to the feelings. I always find the worst mood these hours or these days...", he said.
Also thus avoided idealizing or delete some of the moments lived; all under the idea that without data you can't improve anything , not even the life.Updated Date: 19 September 2019, 04:00