It's been a while, and it's been sporadic. I'm hoping to be back to daily posts
starting today. I got sick last Saturday, and have been sick up until today. I
only took Monday off from work, but I have basically been cooped up in my
living room for basically the whole last three days.
I'm still perhaps a bit ill, but I'm tired of laying about, so I'm heading to
So, I lost a lot of this month, in a sense. These logs are the way I like to
capture memories. Photos aren't reall my aesthetic, Stephan. But I think I've
repeated a past mistake with logging. I added too many things to my daily
routine, and I simply didn't give it priority anymore.
My daily review never stayed within a single pomodoro, and quite often took up
two. The value-time density decreased drastically.
The problem was a quantity of two categories:
- Logging things inefficiently in hopes that future me will use the data and improve methodology (probable waste of effort)
- Adding logs of things that are not worth tracking (complete waste of effort)
Examples of the first type would be my sleep questions. weight logging, and
calorie logging. There are all worth doing, mind you, but I'm well past edidor
prototype phase and instead need to save this data to a database and also
actually chart these things and probably work on a consistent system of
capturing all nutrition information.
Examples of the second would be the recent addition of daily goals in my log.
Goals are good, but they aren't checklist items. They require rumination. Daily
goals are the sort of things I'll do before the creation of a checklist.
I also simply need to prune the things I do on a daily basis. It can't grow
past a certain point or I'll stop maintaining this habit at all. I have created
these systems before and abandoned them after months of steadily increasing
their responsibilities. Eventually, it is doing more than it can handle and becomes too unwieldy to use.
This diary, however, has outlasted all previous setups, so there is something
tenacious here. A mutation and evolution is required at this point before it
can grow into something even greater, however.
Developing my personal tools will be my main priority during my productive
spare time going forward.
Writing that forces me to come to terms with my need to end my IGDA ties. I
need to make a plan to end my volunteering with them without simply abandoning
them. Having a conversation with fellow admins will be necessary.
There is probably some specific amount of work I can do, and can agree to do
with my fellow admins before bowing out.