More consistent productivity, turning 25 and getting a new iPad are the April highlights.
Overall, my productivity dropped very slightly, but I met my 5-hour all productive time goal at a higher rate, so it would seem that my productivity level was at least more consistent, if nothing else.
- Productivity pulse of 74 (-1)
- Met All Productive Time goal 15/21 days
- Average 5h 9m (-11m) productive time per day
RescueTime Top 5 Categories:
- Software Development (37%)
- Communication & Scheduling (28%)
- Social Networking (10%)
- Business (9%)
- Utilities (5%)
My productive and distracting time correlations are a bit weaker, which jives with meeting my productive time goal more consistently. Still looks like I get to Friday and just eat a whole lot more food, and what better way to kick off a weekend, really?
- I’m more productive on Tuesdays (19%) and log more distracting time on Wednesdays (18%)
- I consume more calories on Fridays (29%)
- I receive more emails on Mondays (37%)
Late April saw a turn for the better in the weather, and I got outside to walk a bit more. Also glad to see my average calorie intake is up, as keeping my weight up is a constant struggle.
- Average of 8,410 steps / day (+16.5%)
- Average of 2,186 calories / day (+4.3%)
- Average of 7h 7minutes of sleep / night (-1%)
- Average weight of 140.0lbs (+0.1%)
- Average body fat percentage of 11.4% (+1.7%)
- I spent 83.9% of my income
It would seem that on Thursday I get hopped up on coffee and fire off a bunch of tweets. Slight decrease in correlation between better days in sleep, but I track coffee more when I sleep less, so maybe coffee makes me feel better? If not, looks like it might be the carbs.
- I tweet more on Thursdays (27%) and track “coffee” more on Thursdays (22%)
- I track “coffee” more when I spend less time asleep (39%)
- I have more great days when I spend more time sleep (15%)
- I have a better day when I eat more carbs (22%)
Have fun on my birthday
Pretty simple celebration - company took me out to lunch and held a happy hour at a bar after work. Was very fun, indeed!
Draft the actual content for my new website
Managed to let this slip again. It’s the thing I keep thinking about whenever I review a month, but don’t really think about day to day. I’m going to solve for that this month.
Replace my iPad
I have a new, 6th-generation iPad! Definitely preferring the size over the mini I used to have. Very happy to have replaced it.
Increase automatic savings transfers to 12.5% of my income
If found that the full month with 10% of my income automatically being whisked away into various savings accounts was not difficult to budget around. I’m going to increase the automatic transfers to account for 12.5% of my income and adjust the rest of my budget accordingly.
Try a physical planner
I’ve considered using a physical journal / planner for goals and to-dos before but never committed to anything. I like the idea of a bullet journal but never thought I’d stick to a system like that. I also didn’t really find a planner I really liked - until just recently. Someone I follow on Twitter tweeted about and when I asked recommended a Passion Planner. It looks like it’ll be a nice mix of daily / weekly focus and “bigger picture” planning. The 2018 dated ones are 50% off, making it inexpensive enough to give it a shot. If you happen to order one yourself, be sure to use my email address in the referral (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
- Write my new site content (for real)
I’ve added an always-open note (I always have the Stickies app open) on my work computer, so I will more regularly see the note to draft the content for my new site. I’m hoping the constant reminder will be enough to get me to actually do it.