Weekly review: Week ending December 9, 2011

From last week’s plans

  • Work
    • [X] Survive launch of project O
    • [X] Survive launch of project T
    • [X] File expenses
    • [X] Upload new cartoon
  • Relationships
    • [X] Clear furniture and simplify stuff
    • [-] Add more memories to Quantified Awesome
    • Helped W- with mudding and drywall repair
    • Wrote Christmas cards
  • Life
    • [X] Experiment with tracking mood more
    • [/] Add public/private and todo/done to text notes – added public/private, but not yet todo/done

Plans for next week

  • Work
    • [ ] Follow up on possible next engagements
    • [ ] Work on high-priority project O tasks
    • [ ] Follow up on project T
  • Relationships
    • [ ] Help fix up the house again
    • [ ] Add more memories
    • [ ] Send Christmas cards and packages
    • [ ] Post blog review
  • Life
    • [ ] Plan Android app for self-tracking

Time analysis

This week was pretty good, sleep- and work-wise, despite two launches and lots of household upheaval due to energy efficiency improvements. I managed to get an average of 8.8 hours of sleep, I kept work to reasonable limits (40 hours for my main project, and 7 hours for the other one), I helped out around the house, and I even had some time to work on blog reviews and Quantified Awesome hacking. Not bad at all. All crunch weeks should be like this.

Activity Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Total Average Weekday average Weekend average
Sleep 9.6 7.1 9.3 8.6 9.7 8.9 8.1 61.3 8.8 8.9 8.3
Work 3.8 8.3 5.7 7.8 9.8 6.6 4.8 46.8 6.7 6.9 6.1
Discretionary 5.6 2.8 2.4 5.2 2.5 3.5 8.2 30.3 4.3 4.4 4.2
Unpaid work 4.0 5.0 1.6 0.2 0.8 1.2 0.2 13.1 1.9 0.8 4.5
Personal care 1.0 0.8 5.0 2.1 1.1 3.8 2.7 16.5 2.4 2.9 0.9

The big changes this week were:

  • more time working on Quantified Awesome – added filters and all sorts of capabilities for reporting on my Tap Log entries, did some textual analyses of my blog
  • less walking, because I worked from home two days this week
  • less socializing, because W- helped J- with homework
  • less planning, now that I’ve figured out what I want to do over the next year
  • less cooking
  • more writing – working on my yearly blog review
  • more tidying up and moving furniture around

I think the next thing that will help me improve my tracking is for me to build my own Android application. Tap Log Records is nice, but it waits for you to finish entering all the information before it records the timestamp, and it doesn’t have some reporting capabilities that I would find really handy on my phone. I could suggest improvements, or I can build something that I can eventually get to sync with my service. I’ve been meaning to learn more about app development, anyway, so this might be a good learning experience. After the letters and blog reviews, I think…

Start 12-03 11-26
End 12-09 12-02 Last week
Activity This week Last week Delta
! Discretionary 30.3 24.2 6.0
! Personal care 16.5 24.0 -7.5
! Unpaid work 13.1 11.0 2.1
A – Sleep 61.3 63.1 -1.8
A – Work 46.8 45.6 1.2
D – Family 0.1 0.1 0.1
D – Harry Potter 0.3 0.9 -0.5
D – Other 0.3 0.3
D – Quantified Awesome 11.7 5.0 6.7
D – Read 0.9 3.5 -2.6
D – Shopping 1.8 -1.8
D – Social 5.6 10.0 -4.4
D – Travel 2.0 2.0
D – Writing 9.3 3.0 6.3
P – Drink 0.4 0.4
P – Eat 8.4 9.7 -1.2
P – Plan 3.7 -3.7
P – Routines 4.9 6.5 -1.6
P – Walk 2.8 4.2 -1.3
UW – Cook 1.6 5.7 -4.1
UW – Other travel 0.1 0.1
UW – Subway 1.2 3.2 -2.0
UW – Tidy up 10.2 1.9 8.3
UW – Wait 0.2 -0.2