I feel like coffee isn’t a terrible thing to consume, but as with anything, consuming too much of anything probably isn’t good. I have a growing bad habit of just always needing to be drinking something while I work, so here are a few things I’m looking into to help provide myself with a few […]
Thursdays. I keep thinking about Thursdays. And weekends. Thursdays and weekends. I’ve been curious about blurring the lines between the weekend and the weekdays, but I haven’t been able to really pull anything off. I don’t know if I will this time either, but I keep thinking that Thursdays would be a good day to […]
I need to find more things that slow down time. For me, hiking and biking seems to have this affect. I think high-engagement activities that require a lot of my attention do the opposite -- things like watching tv, most of my side-projects that involve my brain power. I tend to think that anything on a computer tends to speed up time for some reason. I suspect activities like reading or drawing (on paper) probably slow things down a little. For the past couple of nights, I've spent time reading short stories, and the past couple nights have felt like they were quite a bit longer than nights have been feeling lately. It is nice to spend time in this fashion, my only issue is that I'm not technically producing anything in that time. For many, this is fine, and I certainly shouldn't be trying to produce all the time, but perhaps there is a balance I can hit between these productionless activities and those things that I enjoy and want to do, but also which seem to make time flow a bit faster.
June 22, 2022
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I’ve been wanting to make my blog a litle more robust — almost just a dumping ground of random thoughts and notes, along with the occassional longer posts. I’ve found that the way of adding posts into wordpress was just far to cumbersome to make that a reality. I wanted something fluid, that I could […]
I’ve spent today in bed. There are some streams of light filtering through the window, I can hear the palm fronds clashing against one another and the sounds of birds enjoying the sun and warmth. It’s honestly kind of blissful and relaxing. While I could have been enjoying this all day, for much of it […]
I’m constantly rearranging the schedule. It’s an effort to squeeze more time out of the day; a futile effort to extract an extra three or four hours that I seem to always need, but which of course is never actually there. Regardless, I try things. I stay up late, wake early, wake up in the […]
Every eight to twelve months I start thinking about biphasic sleeping. For those unaware, biphasic sleeping is basically going from one main sleep period, to two. There are many advantages to going biphasic, which is why I keep returning to it. There are of course several disadvantages to it, which is why I usually go […]
I’ve used the Pomodoro Technique on-and-off for probably about a year. There are definitely aspects that I like about it, but I think I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not the right answer to my productivity issues. For those unfamiliar, basically the Pomodoro Technique is working for 25 minutes on a task, then taking […]
Since this is my second time being a freelance/contract worker, it’s my goal to eliminate, or at least reduce the impacts of the feast-famine cycle that seems to be pretty common in this world of being your own boss (or perhaps more accurately, the manager of multiple bosses). One strategy is to just always be […]