I’m currently doing my mandatory internship period that is part of my course curriculum. During this period, I’ve to, ideally, keep a detailed account of the things I do daily in a log book. The problem is that, however, once I start writing my first entry, keeping the log book up to date turns into an infinitely recursive process that consumes the place of all other activities for every subsequent day after.
Write about what I've done on day 1.
I'm supposed to write about what I've done, but since what I did in day 2 is writing my log book entry for day 1, that's what I'll have to write if I want to be completely honest
Now I've done nothing but keeping my log book up to date for two days. I suppose I could actually do some real work, but if I didn't have an entry for yesterday, it'd seem like I was slacking off. Hmm, I'll write about what I did yesterday, which was writing the log entry for the day before.
I've now written n entries, with n - 1 of them being meta-entries. I've done one real day of honest work.
See the problem?