Daily Entry: July 28th, 2018

Sat Jul 28 23:32:18 UTC 2018

Late start to planning.

  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight DONE
  • Tickler DONE
  • Physical Inbox DONE
  • Email Inbox DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Trello SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack SKIPPED
  • Digitize hand-written notes SKIPPED
  • Review last year SKIPPED
  • Review last month SKIPPED
  • Review last week SKIPPED
  • Review yesterday SKIPPED
  • Review the Day SKIPPED
  • Rotate password SKIPPED
  • Email @Priority SKIPPED
Sat Jul 28 23:32:38 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • Do you remember your dream?
    • No
  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 2300
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 2330
  • 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?
    • 0730: 5 minutes
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0900
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 0900
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • Still unstable in sleep, not feeling sick anymore, lack of motivation/energy, though
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 9 hours 10 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?
    • 1400: 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?
    • @1200 30 mg caffeine (decaf soy latte)
  • Please rate your average sleepiness today on a scale of 1 - 10. (1 = wide awake, 10 = very sleepy)
    • 7
  • What time did you start blocking blue light? *
Sat Jul 28 23:34:14 UTC 2018


  • @0900: 212.2 lbs
  • @1100: 210.4 lbs
Sat Jul 28 23:50:02 UTC 2018

Protein @0900:

  • Soy protein: 110

Chocolate drink @1100:

  • Drinking chocolate: 100 (210)
  • Ripple pea milk: 100 (310)

Coffee @1200:

  • Decaf soy latte: 150 (460)

Brunch @1300:

  • Grilled teese and fries: 600 (1060)

Protein @1500:

  • Pea protein: 100 (1160)
  • Banana: 100 (1260)
  • Strawberries: 50 (1310)
  • Chocolate: 150 (1460)

Dinner @1800:

  • Mac and teese: 600 (2060)

Protein @2100:

  • Soy protein: 110 (2170)
Sat Jul 28 23:52:42 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 SLEEP
0800 SLEEP
0830 SLEEP
0900 Climbing
0930 Climbing
1000 Climbing
1030 Shower
1100 Snack
1130 Bus to starbucks
1200 Coffee
1230 Grocery shopping
1300 Walk home
1330 Cooking/Eating
1400 NAP
1430 Laying in bed
1500 Sitting and thinking
1530 YNAB Organization
1600 Email
1630 Pomodoro: Planning
1700 Cooking
1730 Cooking
1800 Pomodoro: Property Planing Property Planning and Cooking: Waffles
1830 Pomodoro: Organization Organization
1900 Pomodoro: Organization Thinking
1930 Pomodoro: End of day review Hanging out
2000 Time with Wife Gaming: Overwatch
2030 Time with Wife Gaming: Overwatch
2100 End of day routine
2130 Winding down
2200 SLEEP Winding down
2230 SLEEP Winding down
2300 SLEEP Winding down
2330 SLEEP Trying to sleep
Sun Jul 29 01:46:43 UTC 2018

I have organization timeblocked... but I'm not sure what to organize exactly. My computer needs cleaning, but I'll do that tomorrow morning after it has been off all night (and so nothing will be hot).

My desk is a mess, but I don't have a place to put....

I stuffed everything into a drawer.

What I should do, is sort it into:

  • Electronics garbage
  • Garbage-garbage
  • Things to get rid of (but not throw away)
  • Things that don't have a place to be put away properly

And then put the rest away properly.

Now with a bunch of stuff off my desk... it clearly really needs to be dusted. I'll do that tomorrow morning when cleaning my computer.

Sun Jul 29 01:54:01 UTC 2018

Now... maybe there's some emotional organization to be had. I seem to have lost my mojo as far as planning first thing in the morning and doing an end-of-day review. I also haven't worked on side projects consistently at all.

Is it all me recovering from being sick? Am I in a state that needs rest right now, regardless of having been sick. Is it time to recover? To take a break from work, maybe a break from lots of things and just sit and think?

I've been having good experience lately just sitting and thinking. Perhaps it's time to delve into meditation again?

I would, however, still like to do my planning and reviews. And weekly reviews. It isn't that much time and it really helps me calibrate myself.

I think reminding myself of why something is valuable is a necessary part of my system.

Sun Jul 29 02:18:09 UTC 2018

YNAB was a good idea, Stephan. I should've gotten into it sooner, but maybe I wasn't ready sooner. I'm glad I started when I did, though, as I did a trip to Tucson this month, and will be doing QUAKECON next month. It gave me good insight into how to organize my spending. All Tucson spending went into a "Tucson Travel" category group. Food spending in Tucson is a different beast than food spending at home in Seattle. It also gives me a good idea of how much trips to Tucson cost, which is important as I'll be doing more travel in the future.

QuakeCon is a yearly thing. Last year I did various things to reduce expenses, but I didn't track how much I spent, really. This year it'll be a category group, and I'll know exactly how much I spent, and on what categories (hotel, airfare, food, rentals, BYOC, etc).

I can then save per paycheck for it next year, and also save to have it paid for via index fund (aka FI-ify it).

I like YNAB a lot more than Mint. I'm also excited about their public API. Perhaps I'll integrate it into this site at some point.