Weekly Digest – 2/14/16

Welcome to the Weekly Digest for the the week of 2/14/16 — 2/20/16. The Weekly Digest is a weekly review of my activity for (take a wild guess) the week. Each day I record my activity for the day in a timed manner. For example: 3:30pm to 4:05 – reading. This is to assist in my on-going process of margin procrastination. Does this work dude? It gives me a sense of accomplishment, so yeah it does. Give it a read or glance.

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Weekly Tracker: 130 of 168 hrs
Sleep——————-63 hrs
Reading—————-8 hrs (reading list coming soon)
TV———————4 hrs (That is very low, very proud of that)
Classes—————-12.5 hrs
HW———————-5 hrs (if you don’t know what HW stands for, click the red ‘x’ at the top of this page)
Work/Intern—————8.5 hrs
Travel Time—————8 hrs (check time)
Food/Meals—————14 hrs
Chores——————–7 hrs
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Weekly Questions:

What did I learn this week?
– Outlining. Since I can remember teachers and parents alike have always said to outline before you start writing an essay or a paper. I have always done basic outlining, intro, body, and conclusion. However, this week I wanted to explore a better way. So, I looked at how professional writers outline and it was more in-dept. Meaning they don’t just do it to do it, they actually use it to help them. So, this week I experimented and did just that, in my own way of course. I had to write a one pager, I outlined it in detail. I outlined the first paragraph, from the topic sentence to the middle to the thesis. After I finished outlining, I came back to it later on in the day and finished the paper in a jiffy. It felt great. Also, I just finished outlining in detail for a 5 page paper. I will continue to improve upon my outlining skills as long as I continue wiring. #evolving

How did I progress?
– only 4 hrs of TV (damn, that’s very impressive)
– taking better notes in class, something I’ve been wanting to work on; taking notes so that I remember and understand the info, not just regurgitating to paper
– planning my day in advance,  whether it be the the night before or in the morning; this has been working wonders (more on planing check out Cal Newport)

What will I improve upon? {keep in positive phrasing}
– more time for hw
– keep progressing and evolving in all areas
– tidying up my room (attempting to use the KonMar method from her book on How to Tidy Up)

Weekly Exercise Checklist:
– daily morning routine exercise: [check]
– yoga 1x [check]
– workout 3x: [check]
{the exact routine coming soon}

Weekly Routine Check-in
– My morning routine and night routine are going great. I continue to make a few tweaks here and there.
(more on my routines to come in future)

Weekly Consumption
Article—–http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/16/health/research-hints-at-promise-and-difficulty-of-helping-people-with-adhd-learn.html
Podcast—http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/01/ep-149-david-levien-and-brian-koppelman-how-to-get-inside-the-mind-of-billionaires/

Weekly Challenges
– Lots of little small things. One thing in particular, is even when I’m frustrated by someone or something is that I force myself to crack a smile. Sounds silly, I know (no pun intended). Just the simple act of smiling for a few seconds puts be in a better mood.

The End.

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