Weekly review: Week ending December 30, 2011

Lots of progress on Quantified Awesome thanks to last week’s long weekend. Looking forward to building more this long weekend. Good progress at work, too!

From last week’s plans

  • Work
    • [X] Work on project CG (Drupal)
    • [-] File insurance claims
  • Relationships
    • [X] Have a massage
    • [X] Spend time with W-‘s family
    • Started playing LEGO Indiana Jones
    • Tidied up kitchen
    • Got lots of new food containers, yay!
  • Life
    • [C] Build Android interface for Quantified Awesome time tracking – cancelled
    • Made HTML5 offline interface instead

Plans for next week

  • Work
    • [ ] Finish styling inner pages for project CG
    • [ ] Implement automated screenshots
    • [ ] File insurance claims
  • Relationships
    • [ ] Hang out with Scott and Maira
    • [ ] Connect with more friends
    • [ ] Help W- with his projects
  • Life
    • [ ] Add data entry to Quantified Awesome offline interface
    • [ ] Add access control to QA for privacy
    • [ ] Write tests for QA
    • [ ] Add charts for time
    • [ ] Post results from tracking community-supported agriculture
    • [ ] Take more book notes

Time analysis

Now that Quantified Awesome has turned out to be a pretty convenient time tracker, I’ve been thinking what I want out of time analysis. I’m interested in a few things:

  1. Am I doing good work within the hours I want to work, or is my focus slipping? (~8 hours per work day, not too much over)
  2. Am I sleeping well? How regular can I make my sleep? (Between 7.5 and 8.5 hours on average, and work on reducing standard deviation of sleep length and start time.)
  3. In terms of discretionary time, do I have a good balance between personal projects, social time, and miscellaneous relaxation? (At least 30% of discretionary time used for Quantified Awesome, and at least another 30% for socializing.)
  4. Where am I shifting time from, and does that follow my priorities? If I spend more time on one thing, am I happy about where I’m spending less time?

The reporting system I’ve built so far makes it easy for me to answer the first three questions, and I should bring back the functionality that lets me answer the fourth easily. In the meantime, here’s this week in (fewer) numbers:

Category Total Average Notes
Work 24:53 8:17 (over 3 days) Long weekend
Sleep 60:58 8:42 Lots of sleep, pretty relaxed; length stdev of 1:11
Unpaid work 4:54 0:42 3:39 cooking sprint on Sunday
Personal 13:13 1:53
Discretionary 63:58 9:08 Long weekend

Discretionary breakdown

Quantified Awesome 24:24 38% Building web and offline application for time-tracking
Social 19:32 31% Holiday get-together with W-‘s family
Writing 7:01 11%

Hmm, now to build this into a dashboard…