Hello, I'd like to help you with your question.
This is an obsessive only if you feel that you cannot stop without experiencing a significant amount of anxiety
. If that is the case for you, then this could be a form of OCD. There are ways you can learn to cope so you don't have to feel the need to write down things everyday.
One way is to consider seeing a therapist and/or trying medications. OCD is a disorder that is caused in your brain. Medications can be very helpful in dealing with obsessions and help you to focus on other things. And therapy can help you "retrain" your thoughts so you don't focus on writing things down.
Other ways to deal with your obsession are:
Make a list of activities- things you can do to distract yourself when you do experience OCD thoughts. Exercise, calling someone or watching a movie for example. Turn to the list instead of writing something down when the urge strikes.
Give yourself a break- realize that OCD is caused by physical imbalances in the brain as well as anxiety. So telling yourself things like "This is just a physical response and it is not my fault" or "I can control this any way I want" and doing another activity instead of giving in helps as well.
Do not give your obsession meaning- The more you focus on it, the more importance you give it. So treat it like it's nothing. "It's only my thoughts. It does not mean anything".
Try backing off writing things down- think of things you can do instead to remember what you need to recall. Also, think about how much of what you write down is actually important for anyone to know. Is it really important that you write down how you feel about a movie you saw? What would someone do with that information if they knew? And with time, what would you do with it?
By trying these things, you can help yourself overcome what you are feeling.
I hope this has helped you,