Weekly review: Week ending March 25, 2011

From last week’s plans

  • Work
    • [X] Sort out web services on Websphere Application Server
    • [X] Figure out work priorities for April and May
    • [X] Send staffing guidelines for project M
    • [X] Catch up on work mail
    • Did first pass of estimates for project M
    • Drafted administration guide for project I
  • Relationships
    • [X] Host pirate card game party
    • [X] Catch up on mail
    • [-] Chat with David Singer
    • Received lovely French rolling pin from W-
    • Helped with study group
    • Had fun playing LEGO Star Wars with W-
  • Life
    • [X] Draw more
    • [-] Update plans
    • [X] Catch up on mail

Plans for next week

  • Work
    • [ ] Work on Rails questionnaire project for client C
    • [ ] Talk to client U regarding Drupal
    • [ ] Finish administration guide for project I
  • Relationships
    • [ ] Plant lots of yummy vegetables
    • [ ] Chat with David Singer
  • Life
    • [X] Learn how to cook dal
    • [X] Bake another batch of buns
    • [ ] Get through busy week
    • [ ] Order laptop battery

Time analysis

Category This week Last week Delta Notes
Break 17.6 4.5 13.1 LEGO Star Wars!
Drawing 11.7 8.5 3.2
Exercise 1.9 9.8 -7.9
Learning 0.5 -0.5
Personal 1.2 2.0 -0.8 Gardening
Preparation 0.6 3.3 -2.7
Routines – cooking 2.0 6.0 -4.0
Routines – general 6.7 9.8 -3.1
Routines – tidying 5.5 1.6 3.9
Sleep 60.8 60.1 0.7
Social 11.0 1.0 9.0 Pirate party, study group
Travel 7.1 3.9 3.2
Work 40.1 44.3 -4.2
Writing 1.7 11.8 -10.1

Lots of hanging out this week – hosted a pirate-related card game party, hosted math study group, and spent time playing LEGO Star Wars with Wayne. Work is plenty busy, too. =)

  • Peter

    Wow, that’s a very detailed time analysis!
    What tools do you use to track your time? Do you track time per task or by project?

  • http://sachachua.com Sacha Chua

    Peter, thanks for the question! Check out this new post I’ve just shared on what else I’ve been learning from time analysis, or this quick presentation on what I track.