Today has been a great day. I know its been a while since I updated this blog, but its good to know that I am getting back into the rhythm and momentum that I had when I was updating regularly. The truth is that I got burnt out and I pushed myself a little too hard.
Anyways I am starting to pick up the little habits of perseverance and a dedication to hard work and efficiency. And that will soon reflect on this blog.
Its late and I will be going to bed now but I will like to leave you with this quote to help you get out of any laziness and procrastination.
I wish could have done more today but that wasn’t the case.
I started my day as normal as I do. Waking up first with the alarm clock and then going back to sleep and the waking up again. Funny enough I always manage to get out early enough to avoid traffic.
I downloaded the cardinals vs cowboys game but unfortunately I saw the scores too so I am not that eager to watch that. But the main disappointment was that I couldn’t get much done and like yesterday I had to rely on someone doing their job. Like yesterday I used the time to watch videos. Yesterday it was a lecture, today I was some garyvee videos.
I had some appointments in the evening so I am now getting to do some work. I will try some work on my new app that should go into the play store tomorrow. I will also be fixing a bug in another app that is live.
Its getting late and I need to do some work before sleeping. So I will end here.
Today has been OK. I must tell you right out of the gate that I nearly didn’t post. I was about to close for the day when I realized that I had to make a post. So this will be a simple one.
I started the day well. I woke up earlier than I did. I got out of bed earlier did a few things and I got back to bed to get a little rest. I got to work just on time although I would like to do better. I couldn’t gt much done. Truth is most of it was out of my hands so I watched a couple of lectures. The most important thing was I did some recap of algebra when I got home that made the day worth it.
So I that it in recap. I have planned a lot more to do tomorrow. I need that level of productivity where you are tired from working at the end of the day.
Its been a good day today. It didn’t start the way that I wanted and it doesn’t seem to end the way I would have loved to but I like the trajectory that I am on.
A couple of months ago I started this blog to share my thouhgts in a very honest fashion. I have created blogs before that didnt contian information about my life and as a result it lacked the creativity I was looking for. I created this one with an alais but with the intention to share more of my actual life with my readers and to help cultivate the habit of writing and journaling.
Its been more than two months since I posted here. I found that its hard to keep on going and being consistent with any task. Mainly because of laziness and a lack of self discipline. After 27 posts I finally gave in to the tiredness and laziness and started listening more to my body. So i missed a day and that turned into a week and a month but not a year. This blog also became a place for me to talk about how productive I was during the day and was tied to my overall productivity. So you can guess that when I stopped positing I also stopped being productive. I wrote a couple of posts about being in a dip. I can tell you one thing that was not interesting at all. I have been in a out of that dip ever since but I can tell that I am coming out. My app creation suffered. My initial plan for the year was to end the year with 12 apps in the app store. I later reduced that to 7 with the other months taking other software projects other than android app development. I have three done now during my productive period and I am now on the fourth app.
I havnt read a book since that time and anytime I tried I failed. considering the fact that I planned on publishing my first book this year its bad that I couldn’t even sustain reading how much more writing or blogging. The target this year was to read atleast two books a month. so 24 for this year. I am far behind that schedule now but I can pick up.
Overall I can say that I see the dip clearing and I am sure I will finish this year strongly with some more apps (still targeting 12) some browser extensions. An e-commerce site or even a couple of them, some AI projects and a book(I think self help under an alias will help).
I said earlier that my lack of posting on this blog coincided with my reduction in productivity. Well if you are reading this post just know that the opposite is true. This post coincides with me getting productive again.
So expect more in this space. I am going to finish the year stronger than I started. I will end the post here with a video I posted earlier on this blog that I just listened to. It will be worth it if you need some pep talk to get going for today.
Bad Habits. Bad Habits. Bad Habits.If you have been following this blog for sometime and you are wondering how come I have reduced my postings I can tell you the simple reason, Bad Habits. We always form habits every second of the day. Every moment we spend on this earth limited by space and time we are forming habits. This whole series of dips and slumps I ave been going through coupled with sickness are all as a result of bad habits.
I haven’t posted here in a while and to be honest my general productivity hasn’t been in bet that I have experienced this year. It all start with making one excuse to slip up. Just a simple excuse like “I am too tired” or “I am feeling sick today”. I shouldn’t it happen to my journaling process. I started journaling as a bit of a hobby. I heard from a couple of modern day philosophers about the benefits of journaling and how it helps to improve critical thinking and introspection and forming strong mental models and making strong arguments. I started by writing an old diary and it was just a very much I was enjoying the process I decided as part of a project for going paperless to move all my writing to digital format and the blog was born. I decided to be honest and transparent on this blog and only delete it if if a real life privacy issue brought up a decision where deleting was desirable option. It seems along the way I forgot why I was going through the process of journaling and one night I failed to put up my post. That incident started with a bad habit of failing to choose a fixed time to journal since my work ethic sometimes caused me to program and research deep into the night till I was tired. The work ethic wasn’t the bad habit but the choice to not pick a fixed time to journal was.
This failure to journal then spiraled to a number of days of no journaling and then to turned into a week a then weeks and almost a month. I am recovering from a period of sickness and I am realizing how some bad habits and mistakes helped to put me in this current situation. To be honest, my programming was even affected by this. I said earlier in the year that I would launch an android app every month then work on a site for one of the apps with the aim of creating a complete product. I also planned to work on improving some browser extensions and then create some new ones. Well during the period of the dip I found my self reducing the number and the truth is that I still haven’t created any new product since making that decision. Even the improvements on the new apps haven’t been done.
When it came to the issue of reading I am still on the same book I was on when this dip started. For someone who likes to talk about devouring books this is a bog shame. How do I reach my target of reading 50 books this year. At least a book a week. I have to revert to my old goals and try as hard as I can to reach them. I finally got my third android app to a better version yesterday. I am have to put on monetization and then I will roll it out to production.
I will have to take a 5 minutes to go back to the book and make a decision to complete it early tomorrow at work.
The third app is going live to production tomorrow making way for the next one. By this time I should get apps from conceptualization to complete in week considering that I am not working on extremely complex apps.
I need to get back to good and healthy habits. Like getting things done and being decisive. Its late so I am no going to force any work. I need to start tomorrow fully rested and let the positivity carry on till night.
Its not all negative I have been de-clattering parts of my life and now I am at this point
That it for today
See you tomorrow.
This one might be short. Yesterday wasn’t productive and I talked about being in a dip. That was my diagnosis of the situation. As a result I took a decision not to resist the dip but to dive deep into it with the reasoning that resistance will only prolong the inevitable. But diving deep will allow me to come out of the dip faster than usual.
So my experiment continues, to day I went about the usual Saturday work. Cleaning washing cooking and as soon as a I had the chance I started with the relaxation. I started by catching up on some Blancpain Sprint cup racing. I am loving racing this year and I am currently following GT3 racing, formula E and Formula 1. I got to know about formula E last year and I have four races to watch to catch up. Fortunately there wouldn’t be any Formula E racing for some weeks and I will use that time to catch up.
This weekend there will be a formula 1 race in china, Lewis Hamilton is on pole it would be exciting. The first race was won by Vettel and I hope Hamilton takes this race. I wont watch live but will download a recorded version and watch next week. That will be the only time I can make some time to watch.
So after some GT3 I spent the whole day watching Black Sails. I am watching season 4 the last season. I am on episode 6 and as planned I will finish before Monday. The excitement has dwindled and at the moment I can say it is decent enough to continue watching since it is the last season. A few weeks ago I stopped watching Homeland at the end of season 3 it was getting annoying and since it wasn’t Sci-fi there was no need to continue. Life is too short to watch some thing that doesn’t bring you pleasure.
So I end here and will continue with Black Sails.
Today was worse than yesterday. It was totally unproductive. I just couldn’t get anything done. So officially I am in a dip where I wont betting things done for a while. The last time I found my self in such a situation I tried hard to fight it and that didn’t work out I ended up prolonging the situation.
This time round I have decided to try something different. Rather than fight it the plan is to get through the dip quickly. This can be done by plunging myself into total relaxation. The desired effect is to quickly find myself getting into the productive swing.
I am starting tonight by watching Black Sails. I was going to watch Salem but it isn’t something one should watch late night. It can get really scary. I found out today that Black sails has ended. So I downloaded the rest with the intention to complete this weekend then complete Salem season 3 and move onto Stargate SG1 Season 10. So that is guys. I will start now and give updates on getting through the dip. I might even write a book about it.
Today was one of those days where you cant seem to get anything done. Started from the morning where once again I was late then continued when I had to visit my doctor and I forgot to pack some content on my phone or take my tablet to read. As a result I wasted time sitting down waiting to see the doctor and not doing anything productive with my time.
I got back to work and I couldn’t get some software packages installed. That snowballed into a day where I was too frustrated to recover from.
I got home determined to add some fragments to my new android application. I hit some errors which is normal with programming but that only exposed my lack of motivation to get anything done. I was hoping to get my application in shape for a beta release but that wouldn’t be happening today.
I hope tomorrow will be better.
The main positive of the day is that I am losing weight again.
Today’s has been another productive day. I got a lot done at work and I did the same when I got home. he only problem is that I am getting increasingly tired.
This will be a quick one. I have a big day planned tomorrow and I need to get all the rest I can get.
The day didn’t start too well, I got up early but failed to get out of the house early enough. So I skipped packing breakfast with the plan of buying some fruits. Well that didn’t go my way. The fruits I was looking for were not available so I went hungry for the morning That eventually took a toll on me as I wasn’t very active the last hour of work.
I got home early though and got some android programming on the way. I was working on making some changes to my third android app to so it could be moved form alpha to a beta release. I had lots of difficulties so didn’t finish enough updates to get it to beta release. I will surely get that done tomorrow. just need to as one fragment to the app and I will be on my way to getting the app to beta testing. The last phase will be adding ad support to the app then I will take it to production.
In a nutshell that was my day. There is more to talk about but time is not on my side. I think I will have to start wiring these post earlier and not just before bed.