Daily Entry: July 2nd, 2018

Mon Jul 02 18:34:20 UTC 2018

Planning time (late start)!

  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight DONE
  • Tickler DONE
  • Physical Inbox DONE
  • Email Inbox DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Trello SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack DONE
  • Digitize hand-written notes SKIPPED
  • Update the diary post as necessary SKIPPED
  • Rotate password SKIPPED
  • Review last year SKIPPED
  • Review last month SKIPPED
  • Review last week SKIPPED
  • Review yesterday SKIPPED
  • Review the Day SKIPPED
Mon Jul 02 18:34:59 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?
    • 15 minutes
  • Did you wake up during the night? How often? How long were you awake total?
    • 0630: 5 minutes
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0730
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 0745
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • Recovering from Tahoe trip
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 8 hours 45 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?
    • 1420: 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)
    • 8
  • What time did you start blocking blue light?
    • 1930
Mon Jul 02 18:36:22 UTC 2018


  • @0630: 216.6 lbs
  • @1000: 213.6 lbs
Mon Jul 02 18:50:32 UTC 2018

Protein @0800:

  • Plant protein: 110
  • Banana: 100 (210)

Breakfast @1000:

  • Waffles: 400 (610)
  • Nuts: 200 (810)
  • Banana: 100 (910)
  • Strawberries: 40 (950)
  • Soy milk: 100 (1050)

Lunch @1200:

  • Smashed chickpea sandwich: 600 (1650)
  • Ripple pea milk: 100 (1750)

Protein @1500:

  • Pea protein: 100 (1850)
  • Banana: 100 (1950)
  • Raspberries: 50 (2000)
  • Plum: 100 (2100)

Dinner @1800:

  • Tater tos: 300 (2400)
  • Avocado: 200 (2600)
  • Tofu: 200 (2800)

Protein @2100:

  • Soy protein: 110 (2910)
Mon Jul 02 18:52:59 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
0700 SLEEP
0730 Laying in bed
0800 Morning routine
0830 Climbing
0900 Climbing
0930 Shower
1000 Breakfast
1030 Chores
1100 Bus to work
1130 Pomodoro: Planning
1200 Lunch
1230 Lunch
1300 Pomodoro: Definitions No energy
1330 Pomodoro: Definitions No energy
1400 Seattle Prodeng Standup
1430 NAP
1500 Pomodoro: Definitions No energy
1530 Pomodoro: Definitions No energy
1600 Pomodoro: Definitions No energy
1630 Bus home
1700 Cooking Eating
1730 Cooking Gaming: FTL
1800 Eating Gaming: FTL
1830 Pomodoro: Timer Remake Quakecon stuffs
1900 Pomodoro: Timer Remake Quakecon stuffs
1930 Pomodoro: End of day review
2000 Time with Wife
2030 Time with Wife
2100 End of day routine
2130 Winding down
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP
Tue Jul 03 02:03:35 UTC 2018

I gots no energy today! I don't want to give into the lack of control, because this sort of thing can linger on me for days. So! Let's work on my new timer.

Tue Jul 03 02:20:23 UTC 2018

Distracted myself with QUAKECON stuff.

Tue Jul 03 02:20:37 UTC 2018

I can maybe try again.... I should probably do my end of day review, actually.

Tue Jul 03 02:33:13 UTC 2018

End of day review.

  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight SKIPPED
  • Tickler DONE
  • Physical Inbox DONE
  • Email Inbox SKIPPED
  • Calendar SKIPPED
  • Trello SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • Digitize hand-written notes SKIPPED
  • Update the diary post as necessary DONE
  • Rotate password SKIPPED
  • Review last year DONE
  • Review last month DONE
  • Review last week DONE
  • Review yesterday DONE
  • Review the Day
    • What have you been doing at work? DONE
    • How's climbing going? DONE
    • How're personal projects going? DONE
    • Are there any insights you had today that are worth writing down? NO
    • What have you been reading? DONE
    • What have you been watching?
Tue Jul 03 02:48:31 UTC 2018

Last year, I discussed the strats I was using to avoid going to time wasting sites.

Those strats didn't stay effective.

Lately, experience has been super effective in keeping me going. I know these reviews have proven valuable. I know I can't give into apathy via a lack of energy. I know I can have a stable sleep schedule given the right self-guided environment.

I know that reddit is not valuable to me, and that any time it looks legitimate to use is a slipery slope towards wasting my time on it. Thus, I don't even use the more helpful versions of reddit. For example, if there's an answer to a question I have on reddit, I still don't go. Usually that answer is somewhere else, but if I continue to have trouble, I'll ask someone for help. That someone else may end up answering my question via reddit, but I won't go to reddit.

The same is now true of twitter. I'm also developing a habit of not reading the comments. Comments are not valuable. They are low-quality content piggybacking on content I find interesting or valuable.

Anyways, moving on.

Tue Jul 03 02:54:11 UTC 2018

Last month was my first super productive Saturday. What a contrast to today, a super unproductive workday.

But I'm not frustrated at that contrast. I know that I can do better, and I know today isn't necessarily a sign or trend of negative progress moving forward. I'm tired today, and things are hard because of that, but I'm still pushing through on various things. Tomorrow will be better.

Tue Jul 03 02:56:29 UTC 2018

Last week was a super productive workday. Wow, parallels in the days I'm reviewing, and contrast to today. That's another reason why I've started reviewing the past, lots of good stuff like this.

Tue Jul 03 02:58:29 UTC 2018

Yesterday, I was tired. And yet I still managed to do my planning, my weekly review, and my end of day review. There was an optimism in my plan, and I tried to plan for timer work, but I'm glad I ended up not doing any. I'm not glad that I failed to do that work today.

Tomorrow, I'll start the day with timer stuff to make sure I get some work done there.

Tue Jul 03 03:00:57 UTC 2018

Today was a bust as far as any productivity goes. I just couldn't summon the energy after lunch. Before lunch, I barely managed the plan for the day. I'm hoping it's just me still recovering from slight sleep destabilization from the Tahoe trip. I'll go to bed early and try with MAX POWER tomorrow.

Climbing was hard, too, but I managed to get some good exercise in today.

I'm hoping to reignite personal project progress again tomorrow morning. I won't be doing any such work on the 4th or 5th, however, as I'll be traveling to Vancouver and have a hard rule about no personal work on work-work laptop (my only laptop right now).

I've managed some listening of Capital in the Twenty-First Century and it's some good stuff. I'll try to have specific thinking on it sometime this week.

I watched a bunch of stuff today (not proud of it, but am open about it).

Time to play some Overwatch.