End of a time tracking era

I usually publish posts manually, but I’ll be in flight over the the Pacific Ocean when this post comes out. Also I technically will only get to experience a few hours of Friday before I crossing the International Date Line.

Besides hanging out with family and friends, I spent my last week in Portland preparing for the trip. I managed to fit all of my stuff into a small backpack.

Week 14 Times

This was the last week I will be tracking how I spend all of my time. I will continue to track the time I spend on LI, but I won’t be keeping track of anything else. I’ve been doing this for over 3 years now. I only started tracking my time 24/7 less than 2 years ago though. It’s been a fun experience. I originally started it to motivate myself to work more hours when I was trying to finish a music project. It worked pretty well for that, so I continued to do it even once I finished the music project. With my past lifestyle, it hasn’t been that difficult to track my time 24/7. However, since all of this is on my laptop, when I would go anywhere besides the house, I would just write down that I was gone and where I went. So to a certain extent, I didn’t capture everything that I did. Besides that, I would clump smaller tasks into categories (for the purpose of actually being able to get things done and not just spend every waking moment documenting what I’m doing).

I’d eventually like to release all of the data I have accumulated over the last several years in case anyone is interested in analyzing it. In addition to taking the time to explain everything so that people can make sense of the date, I’d also like to provide some of my ow analysis. This isn’t a high priority project, so I don’t know when I’ll get around to releasing it.

I don’t actually have full data for this week, so starting this week, I will only be posting how many hours I spent working on LI in the previous week.

Week 14 Hours

Target Hours Actual Hours
10 hours 1 hours

This last week I had a lot of things going on and I haven’t really had much time to work. This next week I’ll be settling in and still won’t have a whole lot of time. I’ll be aiming for 20 hours next week. Beyond that, I might try to get it back up in between 30-40 hours a week, I’ll have to see what my schedule is like.

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