Category: productivity

Week 41/2022: Doing the morning ritual

Week of 10 October 2022 Doing the morning ritual Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been reading Laura Vanderkam’s book Tranquility by Tuesday.  This week I started thinking about rebuilding my morning ritual as Laura suggests in the first chapter. It’s the logical extension of going to bed...

Week 40/2022: Building a morning ritual

Week of 3 October 2022 Building a morning ritual Following Sunday’s post about changing up my bedtime, as prompted by Chapter 1 of Laura Vanderkam’s new book Tranquility by Tuesday, I’ve been looking at the bonus section of the chapter, which suggests putting together a morning routine. Of all...

Week 39/2022: Minimising overwhelm

Week of 26 September 2022 Minimising overwhelm Monday was my first day in the office for a very long time. There were a few reasons for me not having gone back before now, some of which involve other people, and it all started to get complicated. But there’s a...

Week 29/2022: Our bodies are made to move

Week of 18 July 2022 Our bodies are made to move That’s what the shoulder guru physiotherapist said to me at my first appointment on Tuesday. I mean, I know this, right? We are meant to move, not sit staring at a screen for eight, ten, twelve hours a...

Week 23/2022: Catching my breath

Week of 6 June 2022 Catching my breath This was a week where some stuff happened to other people, work went on and it was really cold. It was another week where I had to lower my expectations of what I could get done because I didn’t feel like...

Week 21/2022: Everything comes to a stop

Week of 23 May 2022 I’m sick and everything comes to a stop This week started off well, with the idea of trying out different iterations of my morning routine to see what works best at the moment. On Tuesday, I went for my walk before I did anything...

Week 20/2022: Joining (some of) the dots

Week of 16 May 2022 Joining (some of) the dots If you’ve been with me for a while, you might recall that one of the items on my 22 for 2022 list is to create a “Deep Work” handbook (thing 12) to experiment with some of the ideas in...

Making space

Thinking about rethinking I’m wondering whether 22 for 2022 is really a useful tool for my blog since I’ve been working on a bunch of things that aren’t related to my 22 for 2022 list. In fact, I’ve forgotten what’s on the list apart from the things I’m actively...

Week 19/2022: A fair to middling week

Week of 9 May 2022 A fair to middling week Nothing went horribly wrong this week and nothing went amazingly right. It was a week among many. Kramstable and I went in the City to Casino on Sunday, which was a nice Sunday walk for me and run for...

Week 18/2022: Shapeshifting

Week of 2 May 2022 Shapeshifting on a Sunday afternoon On Sunday afternoon, Slabs and I went to a show called “What Shall I Become?”, which was “a collaboration between Miss Honey Child (Toni Burnett-Rands), Tamas Oszvald and Tapir: a spoken word performance based on traditional folk tales about...