Category: routine

Week 05/2022: Getting unstuck

Week of 31 January 2022 Getting unstuck What did I want to do this week? My actions for this week were to Finalise my weekly review routine and do it on Sunday morning Identify actions for focus areas I want to work on in February Keep building my “deep...

Week 04/2022: Still settling

Week of 24 January 2022 Still settling We’re four weeks into 2022 and I’m feeling exhausted. I’ve got my three main areas to focus on (body/mind, meaningful work and exploring) and my 22 for 2022 list of things to help me make progress in those areas, but there’s stuff...

Week 03/2022: The list is done!

Week of 17 January 2022 My 22 for 2022 list This is week three of 2022 and I’m still taking my own advice and settling in to the year, working out what I want to achieve this year and what I want to focus my attention on. I’m finding...

Deep work

Deep Work: what I learned Cal Newport has a massive following in the productivity world. A computer science professor at Georgetown University in Washington DC, Cal started writing study advice for students in the mid 2000s and started blogging on the subject on 2007. Since then, he has written...

Week 50/2021: writing it all down

Week 50/2021: Week of 13 December 2021 Writing it all down This week was very much a continuation of last week. I hated this week as much, if not more than last week. This week the Tasmanian government reopened the borders to interstate travellers, which brought a lot of...

Week 49/2021: let’s just call the whole thing off

Week of 6 December 2021 Let’s just call the whole thing off. I hate this week. 21 for 2021 update I’ve been looking at how much of my list I didn’t get done this year. With less than a month to go in 2021, I’ve completed five things, am...

Week 47/2021: 80/20 revisited

Week of 22 November 2021 80/20 revisited I’ve been pulling together some resources to support me in working with the 80/20 principle in the way David duChemin described it in last week’s post. As I was going through my overcrowded email box, I saw several newsletters with links to...

week 45/2021: a life without problems?

Week 45, week of 8 November 2021 A life without problems? Sometimes it’s cool how, when there’s a message you need to hear, it comes at you from more than one place, and shakes you about a bit and says “hey, listen to this!” So this week, someone said...

Week 34/2021: observe

Week 34/2021: Week of 23 August 2021 What did I want to do better this week? Walking. Mornings and afternoons. So, how did that go then? I went for a walk every morning and every afternoon except Monday. I’m counting walks that have an actual purpose as well as...

Week 31/2021: walking

Week 31/2021: Week of 2 August 2021 What did I want to do better this week? This week I was trying to get myself out of bed early enough to go for a walk. I set the target of doing it for five mornings, because I leave the house...