I’m typing this weekly review outside an empty meeting room at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, where Lotusphere will be held this year. It’s definitely conference season.
I’d been taking a lower-key approach to presenting this year, so I don’t have too many conference commitments planned. I had fun sketching pre-conference networking tips for ITSC using index cards.
Definitely an early bed time tonight. Plenty of work this week.
|Sleep||55.3||61.6||7.8 hours of sleep a day|
|Work||40.4||46.4||Some breathing time between projects|
|Drawing||12.8||Maybe half of this counts as work|
|Routines – general||8.7||13.9|
|Routines – cooking||3.7||1.6|
|Routines – tidying||2.5||0.5|
|Prep – planning||0.7|
|Prep – laundry||1.7|
|Prep – general||5.1|
|Exercise||4.0||7.7||4 days with at least 10k steps|
What have I learned?
Rational economics is useful for modifying your own behavior.
If I spend my weekend afternoons or weekday evenings drawing or sewing instead of writing, I can get into the flow and make a lot of progress.
It’s satisfying to check off things I’ve been procrastinating.
On the other hand, it’s hard to resist writing, because thoughts are buzzing around in my head. Drawing helps a little with that.
Maybe I’ll try doing only one day of alternate focus each week. That might give me some space. Although I’m not sure if it’s the confounding effect of a conference – I always get a little buzzy around conferences. It’s like adapting to a new time signature or tempo.