- keeps RAM use down
- Easier to deal with mass of links
- if your browser crashes you lose all tabs
- adding a box for nose and eyes works wonders
- asking good artists for suggestions
- showing work to good artists
- talking about art
- 100 fic words a day
- utterly failed to achieve this
- Day after day I found something more interesting to do than write for five minutes
- 1 pomo cleanup at 9:00pm
- Got my room in far better shape than it was
- didn’t quite get around to using it to clean up all of my links
(posting all of these at once and then writing below them)
Question what a more ideal outcome would be for every action and task.
- Can I do it more efficiently?
- Did I make it harder on myself than necessary?
- Find things that need to be disliked or paid attention to.
- What about the outcome do I think can be improved?
- How can I smooth it out?
- What can I learn from these situations?
- How could I have set myself up to succeed?
- Where did it go wrong?
- Did I set myself up to fail?
- Why did I do it that way?
- What is it supposed to look like?
- Do I need to make a change to my thought process?
Questions before each task
- What does the ideal looks like?
- What are the important factors?
- What happened last time?
- Think of the sequence of events.
- Where did it go wrong/right?
- What needs attention?
- What changes can I make?
- generate things to try
Questions after each task
- What did I learn?
- How did I depart from the ideal?
- What should I have done differently?
- what needs more attention?
- Imagine the steps to complete the task. Identify explicit goals.
- remember/think of ways it can go wrong, and what you’ll have to be wary of.
- Afterwards generate list of things to try next time
What went horribly wrong?
- The questions I was asking weren’t really helpful to produce better outcomes, partially because I kept switching them up.
- there are too many tasks to do these for each
- difficult to actually answer them
- Trying to do any of these before every task is very hard and time consuming
- I was forgetting to do many of my methods, so it is hard to figure out the actual impact of trying to do this
- It is all a wash and very difficult to figure out what went wrong where.
- Thinking back, most of my utility seems to come from noticing problems after the fact and exploring each issue one at a time.
- Here I’m trying a whole bunch of things to answer the question ‘what needs improving?’
- This adds an unnecessary burden on my day.
- I think it is far easier to just notice problems and think of ways to resolve them. Keep it simple.
- This is basically a rehashing of my thinking sessions method, now that I look back at it. My brain thinks that the format is the issue, but I’ve kind of tried it twice now and not gotten results. RTTN worked well because I was identifying problems as they came up rather than trying to bruteforce my way towards identification.
- The problem is that I have stopped writing things down as they happen.
- I do however like the idea of figuring out everything I need to do for each task before trying to carry it out.
- look through new for things not yet engrained
- think about how I’ve been trying to implement them as of yet
- ask yourself how they could be implemented
- Make a reminder for how and where to apply them
- This is kind of what I’ve been doing the whole time, but here it is explicitly.
Go back an hour (darned 8am classes…)
- 7am wake
- 1pm lunch
- 9pm dinner
- 10:35 bed time
- rather difficult to actually fall asleep at this time, but it seems to be working without too much trouble.
Between re-getting used to being at my college house and school starting this has been a really weird week. I’m not sure what direction to take.
My current problems
- too many rules
- hard to keep track of what I need to actually be doing
- just follow daily method
- changing more than one at once leads to many unexpected consequences
- so change less
- I am implementing things in a half-assed way during the week in order to excuse my various random urges
- not sticking very strictly to methods
- categories get fuzzier
- I make weird excuses
- this is where willpower comes in.
- Be clear about what things are supposed to look like
- identify when you’re not sticking to methods and write it down
- instead of making excuses, change the structure so you actually do what needs to be done.
- hard to keep track of what I need to actually be doing
- studying is hard and takes up a heck of a lot of time
- Quality time > quantity time.
- Spread it out over multiple days
- use nature breaks to retain directed attention
- three phases (day break between each)
- read through, capturing key terms and looking at examples
- condense the chapter into notes and do the examples. Create general methods for each type of problem.
- do homework problems
- very difficult to focus and keep track of what I’m actually doing
- Go down the daily method list. That is all you need to do.
- getting distracted by imgur and IRC again
- refuse to go there unless it is break
- start-work timer. This should cease to be an issue
- failing to actually get started and be productive until hours have passed
- absolutely condition the habit of setting the start-work timer
- trigger: sit down at computer
- response: set work timer
- got caught up in doing my inbox tasks
- assign bullet points and move on
- group small items for batch doing at the end of the inbox
- forgetting to write things in RTTN, so I am forced to think back and remember them happening and piece together the logic
- trigger: Notice something as needing improvement or being a problem
- response: write it down in RTTN
- often times my tasks are unclear, so I start into them and expand beyond what I should for their worth
- clarify desired outcome of tasks when confirming them
- been getting annoyed pretty consistently without an obvious reason why.
- probably all of these minor problems adding up
- Go down daily method list rather than going off of my memory and ideas of what to do next.
- when a trigger occurs, do the response
- setting up the following to start with
|Notice a problem||write it down in RTTN|
|sit down at computer||set 30 min break timer|
|about to set, start, or confirm a task > 5 min||imagine outcome, identify resolving steps|
|notice fuzzy category||note it and unfuzz later|
|feel “I should do X”||do X, or bullet point it|
|notice being distracted||remove distraction|
|small inbox task||batch it|
Goal: Write any amount of fic every single day for 90 days. (Even a single sentence counts here)