Day 1380

Day 1380 Record Keeping
Day 1352 Fixed Meditation (metta/vipassana)
Day 1227 Writing (1 Pomodoro)
Day 766 Rowing (10 min/1800 m
Day 507 Mobility/Stretching (10 min, back smash & hip stretch
Day 157 Social Media (SRHI = 78, 43 min, tweets for week)

Ok sleep. Severely depressed and anxious today. Been a rough week with that, but I'm still automatically doing all routine with high degrees of intensity (even if it's not necessarily a lot of minutes put in).

Day 1379

Day 1379 Record Keeping
Day 1351 Fixed Meditation (metta/vipassana)
Day 1226 Writing (1 Pomodoro)
Day 765 Rowing (10 min/2000 m
Day 506 Mobility/Stretching (10 min, back smash
Day 156 Social Media (SRHI = 78, 20 min, blog post draft)

Ok sleep, bad dreams.  I had a horrible night sleep, bad dreams, and had a horrible wakeup which made me cycle into really bad, depressed, anxious thoughts for the entirety of the day. Nevertheless, I did it all!

Day 1374

Day 1374 Record Keeping
Day 1346 Fixed Meditation (DID NOT DO)
Day 1221 Writing (1 Pomodoro)
Day 760 Rowing (10 min/1700 m
Day 501 Mobility/Stretching (10 min, achilles work
Day 151 Social Media (SRHI = 81, 20 min, twitter research)

Good sleep. Been having a surprisingly good run of good sleep. My sleep cycle is all off from the travel, but it's pretty regular and deep, roughly 8 hours long, so not excessive. I've also been meditating as I go to sleep, so maybe that's had an impact. Did not have time to finish my routine with meditation today because I ran into a social plan.  I'm really pleased how well this week has gone once I finally formalized dropping to minimums at confronting wobbly habits. Social Media has seems to almost be at a super habit, which is great. 

Day 1371

Day 1371 Record Keeping
Day 1343 Fixed Meditation (10 min, metta/vipassana/tantra)
Day 1218 Writing (1 Pomodoro)
Day 757 Rowing (10 min/1400 m
Day 498 Mobility/Stretching (10 min, back smash
Day 148 Social Media (SRHI = 77, 20 min, Quora answer)

Good sleep. My habits have been all over the place. Since coming back I've been trying to just jump into growing my habits from where they were before my extensive travels. It has resulted in a bunch of missed instances, so I'm going to take Lydia's advice and start at very lowered minimums to get my routine down for a week or two. Yesterday I didn't do anything and I think my mind was just giving up at doing higher daily minimums. Today worked well at lowered minimums.

Day 1364

Day 1364 Record Keeping
Day 1336 Fixed Meditation (metta)
Day 1211 Writing (3 Pomodoro)
Day 750 Rowing
(DID NOT DO, sore)
Day 491 Mobility/Stretching (DID NOT DO
Day 141 Social Media (tweets)

Ok sleep. Still having problems getting everything done. I just feel really unfocused these days. 

Day 1363

Day 1363 Record Keeping
Day 1335 Fixed Meditation (visualizations)
Day 1210 Writing (1 Pomodoro)
Day 749 Rowing
(DID NOT DO, sore)
Day 490 Mobility/Stretching (10 min, plantar smash, heel stretch
Day 140 Social Media (tweet)

Day 73 Meal Prep

Horrible sleep. Hosted a friend this weekend. Still getting back to it. I think I'm just trying to assume I'll be back to normal. My habits are all wobbly, I think I need to progress to my previous levels a bit slowly.

Day 1355

Day 1355 Record Keeping
Day 1327 Fixed Meditation (visualizations)
Day 1202 Writing (DID NOT DO)
Day 741 Rowing
(1 hour, walking)
Day 482 Mobility/Stretching (10 min, back smash & hip stretch
Day 132 Social Media (reading for future posts)

Day 72 Meal Prep (DID NOT DO)

XXEarly to Rise
XXDay 510 Sleep Recording  (DID NOT DO)
XXDay 481 Bedtime Curfew (DID NOT DO
XXDay 319 Wakeup Alarm (DID NOT DO)

Ok sleep. Incredibly depleted. Still trying to get back on schedule. Nixing my entire Early to Rise project. I haven't done any of the elements in a while due to the massive amounts of interruptions in the last several months.

Day 1350 & Finally Back Home!

Day 1350 Record Keeping
Day 1322 Fixed Meditation (Metta)
Day 1197 Writing (Misc small tasks)
Day 736 Rowing
(50 min, walking)
Day 477 Mobility/Stretching (DID NOT DO
Day 127 Social Media (Misc reading)

Early to Rise
Day 505 Sleep Recording  (DID NOT DO)
Day 476 Bedtime Curfew
Day 314 Wakeup Alarm (DID NOT DO)

Great sleep. 

Finally Back Home!

I haven't been in my apartment for more than 2 weeks since July. This trip, two weeks after Iceland, we hit Chicago, Albuquerque, Kona, Hilo, Honolulu, Kauaii, and Houston. I'm utterly exhausted. I got sick twice, my computer died, and I thought I lost my proposal, which was around 9 months of work (happily I got it back). 

Looking back over my notes I'm surprised at how much I've managed to do in regards to my habits. It's nowhere near perfect - I have huge gaps, but whenever I had time, I was working, meditating, mobilizing, and when I had a set amount of time not traveling I even did my meal prep. This was unthinkable even last year.

Somewhere along the way, I also started to get a better feel for writing. The Pomodoros, the idea of being able to fit in a quick session here and there – and the new format I have to deal with multiple rewrites – have done wonders for me. In addition, the new format for habits I alluded to in a previous post (I'm getting around to a bigger post on it) seems to be helping everything move along.

I have some more travel coming up, but thankfully I'll have a few months before then. I'm not back to my usual regularity, but I'm bouncing back!

Day 1329 & Still Traveling, Scrivener Draft Writing Progress

Day 1329 Record Keeping
Day 1301 Fixed Meditation (10 min)
Day 1176 Writing (2 Pomodoros)
Day 715 Rowing
(walking, swimming)
Day 456 Mobility/Stretching (10 min, plantar & back smash
Day 106 Social Media (1 hour, SRHI = 71)

Early to Rise
Day 484 Sleep Recording  (DID NOT DO)
Day 455 Bedtime Curfew
Day 293 Wakeup Alarm (DID NOT DO)

Great sleep. 


Traveling. Arrived in Honolulu yesterday. It's pretty relaxed, so today I had a chance to do most of my habits and swim in the ocean. The new method I have for arranging multiple edits on Scrivener is really helping my writing. 

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Basically it's a vertical split screen, with one page that acts as a log. So I'm able to bust out a quick rough draft, then keep the old draft on the right and the one I'm currently writing on the left. Using James Patterson's advice in his Masterclass on quickly going from one draft to the next to keep forward momentum going really helps with this. I'm doing a Rough Draft, Global Edits, Section Edits, Paragraph and Line Edits, and Research Inclusion, plus a log and a scratchpad for writing and rewriting paragraphs over and over again to get the wording right. 

THIS BLOG describes divides it up as Structural, Stylistic, Copyediting, and Proofreading. I'm sure I'll change things up as I do this more, but so far it makes me pretty excited to work and tinker with text, and that's a pretty big change. The log allows me to fold in Pomodoros – which worked so well in the past especially with first drafts – into the greater editing process


Day 1324 - In Hawaii

Day 1324 Record Keeping
Day 1296 Fixed Meditation (dynamic)
Day 1171 Writing (4 Pomodoros)
Day 710 Rowing
(walking, swimming)
Day 451 Mobility/Stretching (10 min, plantar smash
Day 101 Social Media (DID NOT DO)

Early to Rise
Day 479 Sleep Recording  (DID NOT DO)
Day 450 Bedtime Curfew
Day 288 Wakeup Alarm (DID NOT DO)

Great sleep. Traveling, but it's more relaxed. Hoping to be able to get back to the majority of my habits and do a lot of writing.

Day 1321

Day 1321 Record Keeping
Day 1293 Fixed Meditation (10 min)
Day 1168 Writing (2 Pomodoros)
Day 707 Rowing
(45 min, walking)
Day 448 Mobility/Stretching (10 min, calf stretch & back smash
Day 98 Social Media (1 hour, SRHI = 73, extended instance)

Early to Rise
Day 476 Sleep Recording  (DID NOT DO)
Day 447 Bedtime Curfew
Day 285 Wakeup Alarm (DID NOT DO)

Ok sleep.

Day 1318

Day 1318 Record Keeping
Day 1290 Fixed Meditation (20 min)
Day 1165 Writing (4 Pomodoros - extended session)
Day 704 Rowing
(30 min, walking)
Day 445 Mobility/Stretching (10 min, hip stretch & back smash
Day 95 Social Media (20 min, SRHI = 72)

Early to Rise
Day 473 Sleep Recording  (10|11|7|8:30)
Day 444 Bedtime Curfew
Day 282 Wakeup Alarm (DID NOT DO)

Ok sleep.  Resurgence of my cold yesterday had me not doing much.