Nov. 29, 2020

Procrastination

9:35 PM

Ah that's what I've been doing this whole time. It's been over a year now since I stopped being insanely organized keeping track of everything. Last year I had a to do list, and most of the things I would do those days were activities on that to do list. I had a time in/time out mechanism too where I'd log every single activity that I did. Whether it was watching videos and even driving to work, or even walking around outside, it was all tracked and recorded. It was a cool system, and at the end of the day, all 24 hours were accounted for (even sleep, using the bathroom, eating, etc).

I just got around to setting it up again. The reason I stopped was, I don't know. I think it was due to it being something only I knew about, even though I had been doing it for a while, I wanted to show it off, but only i knew about it. Who would believe it anyway, that someone logged every activity they did in a day, every day? So I did that for a few months, and arguably I was at my most productive state in my life. My completed to do list was overflowing with completed items, and I felt like I had full control of my life and activities. But it felt so meaningless because only I knew about it.

If I could advise myself back then, I'd say something like, "who cares if no one else knows about it? this activity makes you extremely productive, keep it up", and I would have kept it up. I'd be a very different person today had I kept those activities going. I had daily activities too, where I'd walk at least 10k steps a day, and it was such an ingrained habit that I had no problems doing it. I want to bring that daily activity back too.

More than a year has passed since then, but I can't say much has changed. I have a new, smaller computer now basically set up in exactly the way I want. For my job, I've experienced a raise twice during that timespan of a bit more than a year. Worst of all though, is I'm not as physically fit as back then. Back then due to my daily 10k steps walking, I had no problems jogging 5+ miles, I even jogged a half-marathon once just for fun, but that took several hours though. I've also wasted away a few months time and thousands of dollars on some online gambling-related BS. I've experienced what it's like running a community of 100s of people on Discord, and being the head guy in the community, so that's cool I guess. I also picked up the Beat Saber game and I'm average at it now.

The biggest change though was I started working from home. That's always been a dream of mine and like, it's crazy I'm experiencing it now and not taking full advantage of it. I'd always imagined that, back then, if I had a job working from home, every hour I'd walk outside and do a lap around the neighborhood. Why don't I do that now? I can definitely do it. Starting tomorrow I'll try it out. I'm gonna make the to do list again and track my time and activities.

Nothing happened the entire day today. It's pretty much all a blur on the exact activities I did. It can all be summed up as mainly web browsing, and watching videos. I really don't know how the time went by so quickly like that, but it did. At around 3 PM I downloaded this audiobook on Procrastination, because that's what I've been doing and what I need help on. I'm so behind on a bunch of personal things, so I need to stop wasting time and get those things done already.

Once I'm caught up on the backlog of personal tasks, I can start doing more adventurous things. As it is though, there needs to be drastic change. The last 4 days I've had off work, but I didn't really do much with these past 4 days. I didn't even catch up on the journal entries I'm behind on. There's a bunch I need to catch up on. Anyway I'm going to set up my to do list tonight, so that tomorrow I can start tracking my time and activities. I'll post them here I guess so that can satisfy my desire of being able to show off.

Anyway that was my day today.

Written by JustMegawatt

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Achaius
Posted On Nov 30, 2020

Logs are cool. I used to keep a private log of all my time spent at work, in hopes that it would make me more productive/aware of how I was spending my time. I'd also record stuff like when I completed sub-tasks and the step count for any walks I took. But I never kept a home log. Now that I work from home I just don't keep a log.

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