The goal is to gradually build up a sustainable daily system of habits: regular & frequent meta-actions to support the actions that really matter. Also, I’m tracking so I don’t miss that fortnight’s daily habit experiment for more than 2 days in a row. I introduced this idea right before 2020, and will use the following format per Frontlog Item (FLI) for this page:
[process experiment start date YYYYMMDD]: [title]
[acceptance criteria] – low bar: [minimum bar]
20200101: wake & journal
Wake up at 4:30am. Write in journal, at least a few minutes, until done. – low bar: Wake up before daughter. Write one line in journal.
20200115: tea & sweat & cold shower
Make tea (ginger & turmeric) after waking up early. Exercise quietly using the adjustable dumbbells stashed in my wife’s sewing room. End shower with coldest setting. – low bar: Make tea. While boiling water, do 10 pushups then 20 squats then plank for 30 seconds. End shower on cold.
20200129: create & reset
Use early morning time to work on a creative endeavour for a solid-feeling chunk of time. Use some evening time to reset desk area to realistic & useable cleanliness. – low bar: Use 3-minute sand timer to time creativity in the early morning. Use 3-minute sand timer to time desk area resetting in the evening.
Retrospect on the day after reset of desk area, writing in journal to capture thoughts plus an actionable item of improvement. – low bar: Use 3-minute sand timer to retrospectively write in journal in the evening.