Weekly review: Week ending August 21, 2015

Hardly any writing or drawing this week (beyond my now-usual daily notes). I still feel good about the week, though. I got lots of things done despite extra bleahness. W- has been helping me work on that part. =)

More consulting this week, since my clients asked me to help train a promising intern. I think he would be a great successor. Mwahaha.

2015-08-27b Week ending 2015-08-21 -- index card #journal #weekly output

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Focus areas and time review

  • Business (20.3h – 12%)
    • Earn (15.5h – 76% of Business)
      • Earn: E1: 1-2 days of consulting
    • Build (2.2h – 10% of Business)
      • Drawing (2.2h)
      • Paperwork (0.0h)
    • Connect (2.6h – 12% of Business)
  • Relationships (11.5h – 6%)
  • Discretionary – Productive (9.0h – 5%)
    • Emacs (0.0h – 0% of all)
    • Plan tile floor
    • Writing (0.5h)
  • Discretionary – Play (32.7h – 19%)
  • Personal routines (23.8h – 14%)
  • Unpaid work (5.5h – 3%)
  • Sleep (65.3h – 38% – average of 9.3 per day)
  • Fantastic blog. I stumbled across it this week looking for org-mode information.

    Could you explain how you handle time tracking? Sleep for example, do you actually clock in and out, or do you backfill it somehow?

    • Thanks! Over the years, I’ve shifted my timetracking to quantifiedawesome.com (a tool I built; source is available in the footer for the site). I can update it through the web or from Emacs. In terms of sleep, I have a Tasker script that logs the start of my “Sleep” activity and starts Sleep as Android for other sleep tracking. Then, when I wake up and turn off Sleep As Android’s tracking, another Tasker script responds to the intent broadcast and logs the start of my “Routines” activity. Throughout the day, I either use the website to update quantifiedawesome.com, or I use a little Tasker script I have with lots of buttons that make it easy to select my most frequent activities.

      Sometimes I backfill, like logging something as “-30m Borderlands 2” to say I started playing Borderlands 2 roughly thirty minutes ago. Tools built by absent-minded people for their absent-minded selves, yay! =)