I write down everything I do every day along with comments and reactions. I have been doing it for 15 years. It's taking 4 hours/day to keep these records, stealing time from actually living my life! What should I do about this obsession?
Your comments were very helpful. I thought about why I do keep this daily journal and then I realize that it comes from something deeper. I see my relatives say things like "where did the last 10 years go?" or similar comments and I fear that my life will suddenly come to an end and I won't remember doing anything with it! I feel that if I write things down every day, I can show myself all the things I did to make full use of the days that we are allotted.
The thought of not writing everything down does make me extremely anxious, so I guess it is part of an OCD.