The Defy Aging Newsletter

Anti-aging psychology, holistic health, and wellness

a biweekly e-mail newsletter for helping you think, feel, look, and be more youthful and live with purpose.

Number 151

This issue:

2 Minute Aging Antidote


Journal the lesson you learn each day.


At lunch today a fellow professional speaker, Marie Pollack, talked about how she developed a habit of journaling what she learned each day. I asked myself why I had never thought of this.

Because of Marie’s example, I started a daily lesson journal. I haven’t kept a diary or journal as I imagined it would just log mundane events. However, the two minutes it takes to log the day’s lesson is a great antidote to aging. It prods you to look for the good and for the lesson.

Learning something new each day is a great way to stay young. Learning a lesson every day is even better. If you learn more than 300 lessons a year, you are destined to be a very wise person. Will they all be keepers? If only ten percent seem profound next year, you still have about three dozen a year.

How does one become a family patriarch or matriarch? Learning hundreds of lessons a year makes you a natural. Want to pass on a legacy to children, grandchildren, or others? How many people learn several hundred lessons each year?

An insight is usually but a fleeting idea unless it is captured on paper. What could be a simpler way to stay young, positive, and see the big picture than logging a lesson a day? Writing is one of the best antidotes to aging I know.


Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.

~How to be a Winner, This Week, 14 August 1940

The diary is an art form just as much as the novel or the play. The diary simply requires a greater canvas.

~Henry Miller

The biggest lesson I have ever learned is the stupendous importance of what we think. If I knew what you think, I would know what you are, for your thoughts make you what you are; by changing our thoughts, we can change our lives.

~Dale Carnegie

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