We are deep into the week. How are we holding up? I’m impressed with some of the time logs I’m seeing. One issue people are raising is how we can be deliberate about distractions. The truth is, we all need a break now and then. Many times, we take that break by losing hours in email, web surfing, Twitter checking, etc. Which is fine, if we’ve chosen those things. But maybe something else would do the trick too, like a short walk, coffee with a friend, etc. Here’s how my day is going:
6:30 AM – wake up, but house is quiet. Lie in bed for awhile.
6:50-7:10 feed baby
7:10 -7:20 snuggle with both kids in bed
7:20-8:10 hang out with kids and Uncle Dan
8:10-8:40 work emails, blog checking/updating challenge records, etc.
8:40-9 walk Jasper to school
9- 10:15 work (emails, scheduling new 168 hours events, etc.)
10:15-10:25 talk with husband via phone
10:25 – 11 work on random stuff…
11:10-11:30 work (this is getting very disjointed – need to work on that). Mostly practicing speech for tonight.
11:30-11:50 – feed baby while reading Bobos in Paradise (by David Brooks)
11:50- 1pm more FB, twitter, email trying to keep on top of who is doing the challenge. Grab lunch, little bit of playing with baby, making list of time management bloggers for potential joint chat (email me if you have a suggestion).
1-1:20 – interview with Chicago Tribune
1:20-2:40 – more hunting for time management bloggers, organize books to mail off, brainstorm titles for next book
2:40-4:15 travel to and meet with co-owner of Defineum re joint projects (plus pick her brain for book titles)
4:15-4:30 pick up Jasper, walk him home
4:30-4:40 baby not terribly interested in eating.
4:40-5:20 playing with kids, then order pizza, then play with kids again
5:20 – 5:35 eat pizza
5:35-5:45 get dressed for speech
5:45-6:15 walk to In Good Company speech
6:15-8:35 speech, interact with people there, come home
8:35-9:55 hang out with Jasper. Trying to get him to go to bed. Finally succeed after letting him take cup of milk to bed (parenting FAIL)
9:55 – 10:55 back at work. Updating this blog, reading comments, reading other bloggers writing about 168 Hours, like this review from Hanging By a Thin Thread. Committing to going to sleep at 11. Will not update blog with that info.
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