Daily Entry: April 8th, 2018

Sun Apr 08 15:10:11 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 2230
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 2230
  • How long did it take you to fall asleep?
    • 30 minutes
  • Did you wake up during the night? How often? How long were you awake total?
    • Yes. Once. 5 minutes.
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0700
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 0705
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • Still a bit sick.
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 7 hours 55 minutes
  • Did you take any medication that might have affected your sleep? What? When?
    • No

Evening sleep questions:

  • Did you nap today? How many times? When? How long?
    • Yes. Once. 1500. 30 minutes.
  • Did you consume any medicine that you do not take on a daily basis? What? How much? When?
    • No
  • Did you have any caffeinated or alcoholic beverages today? What? How much? When?
    • No
  • Please rate your average sleepiness today on a scale of 1 - 10. (1 = wide awake, 10 = very sleepy)
    • 6
Sun Apr 08 15:15:19 UTC 2018

Food tracking:

Calorie goal for day: 3000

  • Cereal: 400
  • Dates: 140 (540)
  • Pineapple: 60 (600)
  • Oatmeal: 800 (1400)
  • Crackers: 490 (1890)
  • Soup: 300 (2190)
  • Banana: 100 (2290)
  • Fries: 300 (2590)
  • Falafels: 300 (2890)
  • Falafel and fries: 700 (3590)
  • Lime popsicle: 60 (3650)
Sun Apr 08 15:17:45 UTC 2018
Time (PDT) Intention Revision 1 Revision 2
0000 SLEEP
0030 SLEEP
0100 SLEEP
0130 SLEEP
0200 SLEEP
0230 SLEEP
0300 SLEEP
0330 SLEEP
0400 SLEEP
0430 SLEEP
0500 SLEEP
0530 SLEEP
0600 SLEEP
0630 SLEEP Momentary wake-up
0700 Morning routine
0730 Hanging with friend
0830 Thinking ablog
0900 Thinking ablog
0930 Thinking ablog
1000 Thinking ablog Breakfast
1030 Day belongs to wife
1100 Day belongs to wife
1130 Day belongs to wife
1200 Day belongs to wife
1230 Day belongs to wife
1300 IGDA Meeting
1330 IGDA Meeting
1400 Day belongs to wife
1430 Day belongs to wife
1500 NAP
1530 Day belongs to wife
1600 Day belongs to wife
1630 Day belongs to wife
1700 Day belongs to wife
1730 Day belongs to wife
1800 Day belongs to wife
1830 Day belongs to wife
1900 Day belongs to wife
1930 Day belongs to wife
2000 Day belongs to wife
2030 Day belongs to wife
2100 Day belongs to wife
2130 Day belongs to wife
2200 SLEEP Day belongs to wife
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP
Sun Apr 08 15:30:03 UTC 2018

Ate some dates.

Sun Apr 08 15:32:30 UTC 2018

All right, I have 2 hours of "Thinking ablog" blocked out. Why? I think it's just a good time to have a long conversation with myself about what I want to do.

First off: sleep. Sleep is looking very promising. I'm excited.

Actually... let's start listening to some music on endless repeat before I do this. Ikenfell - Paint the Future.

Okay, that's good. So. Excited. So excited. Yes. I woke up at 7 a.m. today. Naturally. I'm maintaining an ability to rotate my sleep schedule backwards.

I've been wearing some blue-light blockers a few hours before I plan to go to sleep. I don't know exactly when I want to start wearing them, but 2 hours before seems like a good number right now. I also have f.lux on all my devices. Not sure if results are placebo or not. Doesn't matter, I'm getting the results I want. Only when things stop working does it matter.

Also, naps. I'm napping. But, like, not for hours at a time. I'm napping a normal amount. 20 or 30 minutes. It's magical. Caffeine has always been real inconsistent with me, but naps so far have done what caffeine at its best feels like.

So, goals. I'm going to have more energy and better scheduling capability if my sleep is maintainable. Yesterday... yesterday I watched a lot of YouTube. I did do some productive stuff (like taxes), but I could've done more.

(Side note. Life: noun. The state of always feeling like you could've done more.)

There's a lot of stuff I want to get good at or even be able to do:

  • Machine learning
  • drawing
  • music (piano or violin)
  • writing music
  • Japanese
  • working on side projects consistently
  • understanding the stock market
  • better financial intelligence

I have time. I don't have enough time to do everything. I need to pick. I think the smartest thing to work on first is "working on side projects consistently". Getting good at this will make my time more efficient, thus unlocking more ability to do the other things.

I was talking to a friend about treating side-projects like playing a game. "But playing a game is much easier," he said. Is it? "Yeah, the mental pathways are already laid for the game."

Mental pathways. Foundation. Yes. But one can lay down those pathways for working on side projects in general. And then it's like playing a game. So what foundation do I need to build? I need the habit of going to my side project when I'm looking for something to do. Ideally, my list of things to do in my spare time would be:

  • side project
  • games
  • reading I know I want to do
  • audio I know I want to listen to
  • videos I know I want to watch
  • work-work
  • nothing
  • browsing the internet aimlessly

I don't ever want to browse the Internet aimlessly. That I do currently is an addiction I need to eliminate.

Which brings me naturally, I think, to my site-blocking extension, Browsing Costs. I still use this extension. I think it could use a remake. I shouldn't make imaginary currency for just not going to the sites for some period of time. I should have to do stuff.

Sun Apr 08 16:11:17 UTC 2018

Got distracted watching the Ikenfell trailer on the Ikenfell site.

Sun Apr 08 16:15:46 UTC 2018

So, yeah, I want currency for what I do. Not what I don't do.

So let's start. Now.

Sun Apr 08 16:44:41 UTC 2018

Installing some stuff.

Ate some pineapple.

Sun Apr 08 17:24:14 UTC 2018

Had breakfast this half-hour.

Sun Apr 08 17:25:40 UTC 2018

Definitely having trouble focusing. Hmmmm....

Mon Apr 09 01:51:17 UTC 2018

Logging calories.