You see here an ongoing post about the tool that I use myself. I began chronicles on August 1/17 and planning to publish updates every other week.
The purpose of this post is to create out loud a product from my living knowledge through a deconstruction of the grand idea.
I'm doing this for curious growth-minded adults who are kids at heart and work on something they love at the comfort of their home. Their life blends with work and they seek to find or optimise their work-life rhythm.
Get a template here. Make it work for you.
Ideal target reader is someone who is in a transition from traditional 9-to-5 employment. They decided to go their own way, they are driven and naturally organized, but they would appreciate the help. They need to strengthen focus and streamline weekly routine.
If you're anything like me, we share experiences of struggles and roadblocks due to the mood swings, distractions, unstable self-care routine, tendency to overthink, perfectionism.
My hope is to help like-minded peers to rethink how they manage themselves and plan their time.
- Niki ✊
August 14/17 update
Wk 11_VI round of 100 days_games 69-75_August 13-19 '17
Last Monday, on August 7/17, Bobo looked at my logbook, looked at the original template and said:
"You know, at a distance they still look pretty much the same although you made all those changes. Like these two lighters. If you don't want to have problems you have to redesign it more so if Angelia, the Passion Planner's CEO, look at Logbook she wouldn't recognise her design there."
It was a hard to hear frank feedback from a human I love and respect the most in the world. In situations like this I force myself to go meta and look at the situation as an observer.
After a while I recalled that in the framework upon which I build my operating principles was something that I dismissed and didn't follow.
[Plan 6 to 7 weekly outcomes and decide what core tasks will need to happen to accomplish these] - this is what I haven't been following for the past 2.5 years. Bobo's feedback helped me to realize that I'm overplanning weekly outcomes and underplanning core tasks! Boom.
That's why I redesigned the bottom part to make it more straightforward.
[July 30 - August 5] - Week 9, VI round of 100 days - games 55-61
This week I deleted time from Saturday. This is just a visual reminder to make a break and spend quality off-work time.
Bobo and I have a strict rule about SHABBATH DAY. This days it is much easy for me to let go the work at least one day in the week.
In the week's focus table I cut one row from LEARNING and CONNECTING time spend categories.
This allowed me to add two rows under the time-tracking area to track what I read before bed and what I read or Bobo reads me for poetry study.
Added resistance bubbles under the orthodox days of the week to track how often I get out of my comfort zone and apply my will power.
This week is #9 of VI-100DAYS-round. I'm taking 7-day Insta Stories challenge.
In the last block where I track social media activity I added Insta stories.
Last week I decided that using [WORK - LIFE] categories might not be the best way for someone like me, who works from home and for who loves what he does for a living.
That's why I switched for now to [BASICS - SELF-ACTUALIZATION] categories in the WEEK's FOCUS.