Morning sleep questions:
- What time did you get into bed last night?
- What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
- How long did it take you to fall asleep?
- 10 minutes
- Did you wake up during the night? How often? How long were you awake total?
- Yes. Twice. 20 minutes.
- What time was your final awakening this morning?
- What time did you get out of bed?
- Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep?
(illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
- Rearranged bedroom
- What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes?
- 7 hours 50 minutes
- Did you take any medication that might have affected your sleep? What? When?
Evening sleep questions:
- Did you nap today? How many times? When? How long?
- Two attempts. Unsure if first was successful. 1330 for 30 minutes. 1515 for 30 minuts.
- Did you consume any medicine that you do not take on a daily basis? What? How
- Did you have any caffeinated or alcoholic beverages today? What? How much?
- 100 mg caffeine at 0930 (Teas' peach ginger black tea)
- Please rate your average sleepiness today on a scale of 1 - 10. (1 = wide
awake, 10 = very sleepy)
Calorie goal for day: 3000
Morning foods (@0930) Banana: 100 Carrots and hummus: 170 (270) Clementine: 35 (305) Teas' peach ginger black tea: 80 (385)
Lunch-time foods (@1200) (Goal: 500) 575 Black-bean chips: 170 (555) Avocado: 300 (855) Apple: 105 (960)
Dinner-time foods (@0700) (Goal: 2115) (Goal: 2040) Dates: 140 (1100) Cereal: 500 (1600) Fries: 400 (2000) Pad Thai: 1000 (3000)
I'm fudging numbers here, but not to meet the goal, just estimating what feels right. That it met the goal made me say, "Oh, hey, neat." I'm very satisfied now, food-wise, and should be done eating for the day.
|Time (PDT)||Intention||Revision 1||Revision 2|
|0830||Walk to work|
|0900||Walk to work||and Morning snack|
|1100||Query-API tests||OpsLead Stuff|
|1130||Query-API tests||OpsLead Stuff|
|1300||Query-API tests||Distracted meandering|
|1330||Query-API tests||NAP attempt|
|1400||Query-API tests||smoke test failures||and POST-MORTEM|
|1500||Social buffer||NAP attempt|
|1530||NAP buffer||Researching diary|
|1600||NAP buffer||Query-API tests|
|1630||End of day review|
|2100||End of day routine|
|2130||TV: YouTube||Meeting Kirsten Zirngibl|
|2200||TV: YouTube||Meeting Kirsten Zirngibl|
Today, I am trying to plan my calories like I timeblock my day. I'd like to eat at specific times of day, and eat a certain amount. I like heavy-loading one meal a day, so my goal is light snacks with some protein during other meal times (as my doctor recommended).
Like my timeblock, this plan is dynamic and flexible to change.
I'm really excited about my sleep, Stephan. Though, I must be careful not to be too confident in its stability. This has happened several times before and each time I eventually fell back into my drift.
Though, this time feels different, because the other times I tried to maintain a schedule I drifted into, whereas this time I actually had the experience of my sleep schedule fixing itself. The main takeway being that it's actually possible. I'm not broken. Well, not always broken (again, it may not stay stable).
Today's action item: clear out capture notebook. Got lots of stuff in here. I'm thinking I can put these things into a spark file. Also, I can create a spark file.
I bought a sunrise alarm clock (should be here tomorrow). I'm maintaining the naps that occurred naturally in Indiana. I've installed f.lux on all my devices. I'm planning to get those blue-light-blocker glasses (or maybe a sleep mask).
I'm doing this to replicate as many of the variables I noticed whilst in Indiana. I napped in Indiana (first time I've really did normal less-than-an-hour naps). I slept in a place where the sunrise was unavoidable. I was always aware of the sun set (pretty common in Seattle, though). I used my electronic devices significantly less (thus seeing less blue light).
There are other things I'm almost certainly missing, but I'll start with these and see if I can stablize my schedule and maybe even trick it into falling asleep even earlier. My favorite time to wake up is 0400, after all (though that may be unrealistic for a variety of reasons).
Went ahead and bought both a sleep mask and blue-light-blocker glasses.
Now it is time to organize my email, checklists, goals, etc.
Only had time to organize email today (had a lot of personal email to sift through). I organized work email and work goals yesterday, though, so I'm mostly organized. Got to sift through personal goals and actions tomorrow, though, maybe.
I'm finding this strong desire to go to a time-wasting site. It's like a muscle-memory habit. Right now I have them all in my "Premium Sites", except YouTube.
Okay, now it's proper deep-work time at my job. I'm on-call this week, so normally that means no doing "real" work. However, my assigned task was testing infrastructure, which falls in line on stuff to do during down-time on-call.
Setup phone to charge and play music. Now it's time to work on work, so switching to private diary.
Doing some neck stretches.
Taking off watch.
I have noticed a habit of mine a couple years ago. Once I eliminate most distractions, there are several "good habits" I take advantage of for further distractions. One specific example is drinking water. I will drink a lot of water after removing browsing, snacking, and sweet drinks. Usually I just allowed this, but it leads to a lot of wasted time, both sipping water and going to the bathroom.
So, I'll allow a refill of my glass every hour. That's plenty of water throughout the day, without it being a distraction I abuse.
Had some alerts to deal with. Well, have. I'm blocked on what to do with the priority item, though.
I'm feeling extremely mentally fatigued. Good timing, I think. Time for lunch break.
Woah. Those black bean chips and that avocado basically hit my quota for "lunch". Good to know.
Scheduling doctor appointments. Calling sleep doctor first. Scheduling appointment and asking for ENT recommendation.
Doctor Yang was ENT recommendation. (206) 215-1770. I think that number is fine to have on public diary, probably public.
Left a message. They'll call back "within 24-hours".
Did a five-minute twitter scroll.
Hung out with peers during lunch, ate an apple.
Back to work.
Distracted myself with various tasks I've been putting off. I think I may try taking a nap. It's a bit early, so we'll see if I succeed.
Don't think I napped, but I do feel a bit rested. I stopped at 1400 PDT and have been doing POST-MORTEM OpsLead stuff.
I think I'll try napping again at 1500 PDT.
Might not nap today. Though maybe I did and it was super light earlier? Not sure. Resting on the couch might've been enough rest to stop another attempt. Or I just tried too early today (yesterday I napped at 1600). I thought I'd need to do it earlier as I woke up a bit earlier. I also mentally tired myself out much sooner.
Tomorrow I'll try at 1600 as per normal, I think.
Going to actually look at my logs and get a feel for when I nap relative to shen I wake-up.
Looking at it, my good naps are about 8 hours separated from waking up. Meaning about now would actualy be the time to nap. I'll keep that in mind tomorrow and regardless of fatigue try to nap at the 8-hour wake mark.
Also, this marks the first time I can think of wherein I looked at my pattern of behavior via my timeblock towards some sort of future plan. Woo!
Read some FiveThirtyEight before getting back to work.
Time to head home.
Doing a surprisingly good job keeping to schedule. Time for some Overwatch.
Met a wicked sweet artist named Kirsten Zirngibl. She's done various MTG art. Bought a matt off her before she brings that swag to sell at the Magic tournament happening this week in Seattle.