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Monthly Archives: July 2012

This is a pretty accurate depiction of the way I’ve thought the future will be like for awhile. It seems super creepy when seeing it in a video though.

Anyway, I’m on a roll. I worked today to 3:00AM, slept for 2 hours, worked about 12 hours after that. So 15 hours in which isn’t bad at all. I took another 90 minute sleep session and woke up at 10:00PM. I should be good to go til to 2:00PM at which point I’ll already have 14 hours in. I have a meeting at 2:30 so I won’t be able to go to bed, and then when I got home I’ll send off emails and then crash for probably a full sleep session. So the actual goal is to not deviate from that plan. weeeeeeee

I ended up opening a red bull at 6:00AM. I gave up and went to bed around 1:00PM. I felt as though I could probably stay up for the rest of the day without issue, but I wasn’t really going to be able to do any effective work until I got another wind. Figured I’d cut my losses and just go to bed. I got back up right before 6:00PM and that left enough hours in the day where I could still get the goal amount of hours I had originally set. People came over and I only ended up getting a couple more hours of actual work done. Good news is I get another stab at it for today.

It is now Friday a little after 1:00AM. A typical Friday night means a bunch of people coming over and hanging out which results in my productivity decreasing. So rather than let myself fall into a situation where I have a tough decision or need to execute willpower in order to continue being productive I have decided to work all day from now. This preemptively handles the situation.

I’m setting myself a goal to work for the next 16-18 hours. I’ve just slept for 90 minutes (42 minutes deep; 14 minutes REM) so I should be good to go. Goldfish and Ritz Bitz should hold me over until about noon when I’ll order some delivery. I’ll see if I can do it without caffeine, although I doubt it. Around 7:00PM my decision then becomes do I want to go to sleep or do I want to hang out instead of the a choice between working and hanging out.

I want to do some self-motivators to keep myself going for long sessions and maintain focus.

Set hour amount session goals.
At first it’ll be good just to have the structure and want to hit those goals. Once I’m hitting them no problem I’ll go back to just working until my productivity falls. I can post my goals here, maybe use some kind of check-in system to allow any followers to stay aware of how aligned I’m staying. Once my goals go public, faltering means embarrassment.

Caffeine and nootropics.
I have a cycle I go through with caffeine. Once I get to the point where I’m at 3 Red bulls or cups of coffee a day I quit for at least a few days so it can regain some potency.

Wear an EEG.
I can have the volume of my music directly related to how much I’m concentrating. That way I have real time feedback of my concentration levels and can keep myself focused.

Have my commit logs with timestamps published here.

Have degrading messages post on my twitter/facebook when I don’t meet goals I set out for myself. Also post the amount of active minutes I spent on twitter + facebook that day to show everyone how much extra time I could have put towards being productive and getting closer to those goals.