Week 31/2021: walking

Week 31/2021: Week of 2 August 2021

What did I want to do better this week?

This week I was trying to get myself out of bed early enough to go for a walk. I set the target of doing it for five mornings, because I leave the house early on Wednesdays and Thursdays and now that I don’t set an alarm, don’t always wake up in time to go out on those days.

So, how did that go then?

I did four out of the five days, which is the same as last week. It’s a good start. Now that the sun’s rising a bit earlier, I have more chance of seeing the sunrise on a walk too, which makes it a lot more appealing than hiking round the streets in the pitch black.

Reflections of the fading light on the wet sand on a beach
Not a sunrise

21 for 2021 update

Kramstable’s videos (thing 8)

I worked on the video. It’s getting there.

My mother’s story (thing 9)

I did some work looking back through the history of my mum’s family tree. Probably more than is necessary, but I got quite engrossed in it. Mum has done a lot of work on tracing her history so I need to be careful not to fall down that rabbit hole and actually focus on her part of the story.

I also spent way more time than is necessary looking at scanning solutions for her rather large slide collection. I think I’ve made a decision now.

Brainsparker (thing 17)

This week I completed Module 8 of the program. We looked at how using random prompts can help you to develop associations between seemingly unrelated ideas. It was good fun.

21 for 2021 summary

  • Things completed this week: 0
  • Things completed to date: 3 (1, 18, 20)
  • Things I progressed: 3 (8, 9, 17)
  • Things in progress I didn’t progress: 10 (2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16)
  • Things not started: 5 (3, 12, 15, 19, 21)

    Cherry blossoms and buds on a tree
    It’s starting to feel like spring

What else did I do this week?

What I’m reading

  • Of Towns and Countries: Journey of an Architect by Dirk Bolt
  • Bruny by Heather Rose. I really enjoyed this book. I had to remind myself every couple of pages that it’s a work of fiction. Perhaps it isn’t. Read it and make up your own mind. I highly recommend it.

    The cover of the book Bruny by Heather Rose
    Bruny by Heather Rose

Habit tracker

  • Days I went for a walk in the morning (Goal = 5): 4
  • Days I did my morning planning routine at work (Goal = 4): 4
  • Days I did my post-work pack up routine (Goal = 5): 0
  • Days I worked on my art (Goal = 2): 4
  • Days I did yoga stretches (Goal = 7): 0
  • Days I had a lunch break away from my desk (Goal = 4 work days): 4
  • Days I went for a walk or did other physical activity in the afternoon (Goal = 5): 3
  • Days I shut my computer down before 9.45 (Goal = 6): 6


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