Welcome to my third week of tracking my time and habits!
Here’s where I spent most of my time:
- Sleep: 59H 30m
- Social/People: 44H 30m
- Wasted Time: 19H 47m
- Video Games: 11H 40m
- Code: 6H
- Books: 5H 53m
- Tasks: 4H 34m
- Couldn’t Sleep: 3H 25m
- Blog: 1H 55m
Below is where I tracked my information. Scroll up/down and left/right to see more.
I also kept a food journal this week and recorded what I ate.
This week I’ve coded more than I ever have before. It’s becoming easier and more routine for me.
I read So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport and Why People Fail by Simon Reynolds this week. Unfortunately, I read much less than I usually do. Allergens outside mean I can’t walk and listen to audiobooks. For some reason, I did not listen to audiobooks while playing video games or mundane tasks which I usually do. This caused me to lose out on 11 hours and 40 minutes I could have put towards listening to an audiobook.
This week I met my goal of eating at least one healthy meal a day.
I kept eating unhealthy snacks despite my goal of only eating healthy snacks. There really is no excuse for me not to eat unhealthy snacks as there are plenty of options: fruit, vegetables, cottage cheese, nuts, and yogurt. I’ll have to brainstorm more healthy snack options.
One strategy I’ve used to try to eat healthy snacks is to pair them with something I typically snack with. I often eat a peanut butter sandwich for a snack. Instead, I could eat a half peanut butter sandwich with vegetables.
I did not do well with keeping sleep goals. Friday when I put up my phone by midnight I fell asleep about two hours after putting up my phone.
I need a better way to destress before bed. I’m considering trying deep breathing but need more ideas.
A good consistent sleep schedule is the key to good consistent productivity.
Possible Future Goals
In Why People Fail, Simon Reynolds lists several routines you can add to your life. Here’s a combination of my favorites he listed and some personal ones I’ve thought of:
- Clean up/organize 10 minutes after waking and 10 minutes before sleep
- Write/blog for 3o minutes a day
- Exercise every day
- Start taking vitamins
- Daily Visualization/Goal Setting
- Practice Gratitude
- Reach out to old friends
- Read industry news/magazines every day