Monday, May 25, 2009

Day –2: Public life makes me more responsible

These posts are as part of making my life public in order to be more accountable. You may see the purpose behind such an experiment in this post. And other posts in the series can be had from here.

Briefly, on achievements: On professional life, I could complete small part of a report. Trying to standardize many of my routine activities. Obviously one of such is this series of posts.

Interesting concepts on my mind during the day:

  1. First create the processes, then automate.
  2. Life is all about planning for the future and start working for it to happen.
  3. If there is a cost reduction, whether the savings get added to the bottom-line or passed onto the customer, is very important to the shareholder.
9:45 - 10:30PM Preparation for sleep (Food, brushing, bed arrangements etc). Would update in a separate post what exactly I do.
10:30PM - 5:11 AM Slept. Typically I should wake up around 5:11 AM when my alarm rings. But I woke around 3:30 AM and I have decided to lie down on bed until my alarm rings at usual time. I could sleep again at 4:40AM and woke up on time.
5:11 - 6:20AM Morning thoughts ( Started to plan around standardization of my time usage)
7:30 - 8:30AM Worked on a Excel sheet. Figured out a fundamental mistake that I made previously.
8:30 - 9AM Training to my maid (It is a part of 6 month process to train her so that she would be able do all the household work without my intervention)
9- 9:41AM Morning activities
9:41 - 10 AM Reached to office
10AM – 1:15PM Worked on excel sheet and designed 2 images.
1:15 - 2PM Lunch time and spent with colleagues.
2- 6PM Worked on the partial report.
6PM-7:20PM I was reading e-mails. One of them, I have responded.
7:20 – 8:30PM Reading news articles on web on energy sector.
8:30 – 9PM Reached home and taken bath.
9- 9:30PM Written this post.

Comments on the day: Definitely today is one of the highly unproductive day. However, I am becoming more responsible and I will become much more efficient in the next 6-9 months.

To-do task from tomorrow: I will have to write hourly updates to let myself aware of how I am spending my time.


Soumyaranjan Dash said...

Nice experience & even, nicely described by you! I believe, as per the law of 'KARMA' nothing goes unproductive that we do!

Allen said...

I appreciate the labor you have put in developing this blog. Nice and informative.

Tej said...

Brave effort this. One suggestion - cut an hour of sleep and replace it with meditation. Personally I find that this improves the quality of the rest of the day.