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Nov 30, 2018 15:12:08

Outcome of Daily Routine

by @wernminlim | 245 words | 🐣 | 85💌

Gene Lim

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In my previous 200 words post, I talked about changing my daily routine to be more productive. A plan was set the night before:

5:30 AM: Wakes up, get shower and make breakfast. ☕️

6:30 AM: Open laptop and start hustling on side project.

8:30 AM: Start of work day.

Reality, I actually woke up on time, 5:30AM when the alarm rang. The next thing I knew, it was 6:30AM because I actually feel asleep. So, I was an hour late. I shorten my shower and breakfast time to 30 minutes and started to work on my side project on 7:00AM for 2 hours. 9:00AM I started my work for my day job. After 5:00PM I continued my side project for another 1.5 hours.

Honestly, it was very tiring because I worked for 11.5 hours straight without stopping. Waking up earlier than my usual to do my side project worked so much better than doing it after my 9-5 job. I was able to complete so much task with so little time. 

From 5:00PM to 6.30PM, I was tired but I got to do the finishing touch up to complete the tasked that was set for the day and I made it! So I rewarded myself by watching some Netflix Series after di 😀

In conclusion, set a goal for tomorrow before getting to bed (you could make it public so that the pressure is higher, make sure to complete it the next day and don't forget to reward yourself frequently 🎁.

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    @wernminlim great Gene!!! Keep at it I support you ?

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Nov 30, 2018 17:59:00
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    @wernminlim - nice update. I've found that doing a daily review in the morning is helpful to gaining insight into my patterns. I'm going to add a mid-day review and an evening review / planning session as well. Curious if you forgive yourself easily when you make minor digressions.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Nov 30, 2018 16:23:39
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      @wernminlim @brianball good tip Brian, having those moments of mindfulness throughout the day helps me as well. I usually do evening review only, but I spend at least one day a month just reviewing what happened and how I should go about it.

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Nov 30, 2018 18:01:35
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      @brianball @basilesamel Well, I think minor digressions is normal. Sometimes during any focus, I will tend to slowly drift away. Especially when I open any social media platform ?

      In the end of the day, I would feel that I have wasted part of my life not focusing on what I should do. But come to think of it, life would not be that interesting without those minor digressions. Live life its fullest.

      Gene Lim avatar Gene Lim | Dec 01, 2018 02:11:44
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      @brianball @wernminlim true as well ? Daydreaming is healthy. Cal Newport argues that when you are commuting or doing sports you should avoid checking out your phone and daydream instead. It helps with maintaining your focus.

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Dec 01, 2018 06:24:45
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