A month ago I decided to record my progress on my personal activities (goals, projects). I have many such activities and usually I work on the activity I have taste for, or how things develop during the day (if I have ideas I will start unexpectedly work on new things instead of finishing old things). This style of work is really good for me, most of the days I have nice progress but I don't like recording the progress. When I'm in passion and work on something I don't make a record about it.
I decided to create a record at 21:30 every day (with possibility to shift the time if something happens). This worked for a few days. Than I have created various reasons to don't record it. "I don't have time." "I have to think about something more interesting", "I want to go to sleep." "It's not good idea to record only every fifth day."
Do you have some better method that really works? And now you can see what you have finished 7. March (last year) or close to this date (or you will see it was holiday or restful time)?