Weekly Digest – 6/12/16

Welcome to the Weekly Digest for the the week of 6/12/16 — 6/18/16. The Weekly Digest is a weekly review of my activity for (take a wild guess) the week. Each day I record my activity, in a notebook, for the day, in a timed manner. For example: 6:08am to 6:24am – reading. This is to assist in my on-going process of being more productive and managing procrastination. As well as an accountability measure. In essence, this digest is my weekly reflection. This overview format gives me insight on what’s working and what’s not. Also, I’m able to see where my time is being spent, whether it’s too much or too little in certain areas, such as too much TV. This helps me stay on top of my goals and enables my progression. Most of all I am more aware of what I am doing with my time and how I can do better. Does this work dude? It gives me a sense of acknowledgement and accomplishment of how I use my time. Give it a read or glance.

Weekly Tracker —– 115.5 of 168 hrs
Sleep—————54.5 hrs
Reading————-7.5 hrs
TV——————-7.5 hrs
Work/Intern——–16 hrs
Travel Time——–3 hrs
Food/Meals——–14 hrs
Writing————–3 hrs
Chores————–7 hrs (includes: laundry, cleaning, garbage, etc.)
Project————–3 hrs

Weekly Tracker Reflection
– I surpassed my goal of under 10hrs of TV in a week. This is a big improvement, especially considering where I was two weeks ago. The time that I have spent reading, writing, and working on my project, directly correlates to my TV watching. As the more I read, write, and work on my project, the less TV I watch. Figuring this out is what the Weekly Digest is all about.

Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. ~ Zig Ziglar

Weekly Questions:

=What did I learn this week?
– Working on my balance while brushing my teeth. I find it challenging to garnish enough willpower to brush my teeth before bed. I have been experimenting with an easier way of going about it. Finally, after a lot of procrastination, I give in and brush my teeth (you were worried I don’t bush). While reading Gretchen Rubin’s book, Better than Before, she references she brushes her teeth while balancing on one foot.
→ After reading that, I was so excited about brushing my teeth before bed. It’s been going great and I get to work on my balance. To balance myself I do the yoga tree pose.
– Being in a meditative state. By staying calm, deep breathing, half-smiling when necessary. Basically, being zen-like with everything throughout the day. While eating lunch and dinner a few times this week. I sat and eat in a quiet, meditative state. Afterwards I felt refreshed. Seems this is great for when I come home stressed out.

=How did I progress?
– I finally CLEANED my ROOM. That’s right. It’s been years in the making. It now looks like a normal human being lives their. I set the intention of cleaning my room for real, as a goal for June. While planning this week, I set aside a day to do so. As I entered my room with the objective of tidying it up, I was overwhelmed. At first, I started sporadically cleaning things off the floor, tops of things, etc. Then, I broke my room down into sections. Starting with the floor. Night stand, clothes, etc. I started to really power through it, which was surprising as in the beginning it felt like a never ending process.
→ I felt great upon completion. It’s a very big accomplishment, that didn’t start to sink in until later on in the week. The two biggest benefits are that when I walk in my room, I feel great. The other is it keeps the adult figures of my back. The next action is for me to maintain and improve it.

Note: this does not do my room justice, mine was worse

Weekly Exercise Checklist:
– daily morning routine exercise: [check]
– yoga 1x [no]
– workout 3x: [check]

Weekly Routine Check-in

  • My morning routine …
    • All ready by 8:30am [4 out of 7]
    • Outside by 9am [6 out of 7]
  • My night routine …
    • Planning [5 out of 7]
    • Journal-ing [6 out of 7]
    • Reading [6 out of 7]

Next Week Challenges
> Maintain my room
> Maintain my room
> Continue to improve night routine

The End.


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