Notes on Routine and Habits.
A typical day usually begins at around 6:00am.
I tend to try and keep my eyes shut until I have mentally drafted a rough plan of the things I will want to have done by the end of that day. I rise to grind coffee — I usually ever only drink one cup per day.
I immediately set off to complete the task I planned in bed. I know to have about 3 hours of undisturbed flow before the distraction surrounding lunch-time pulls me away from the work. My goal for each day, is to complete a single task that should take about 3 hours to complete — Or between 4 to 5 pomodoros.
After the last pomodoro, I usually cook for a half-hour, and then eat for a half-hour, and then walk for a half-hour, to fully leave the haze of the flowstate. The afternoon is spent doing maintenance, superficial work and experiments. But mostly, the afternoon is spent reading and learning. The goal is to build a catalog of exciting things to wake up to the next day and to experiment with.
The superficial work that I do involves replying to blogs & forums, editing wikipedia entries, doing maintenance to various repositories, answering emails and so on..
The day ends with journaling for a half-hour at which point I record the task done, and the lessons learned. Before sleeping, I usually read for a half-hour, I go to bed with a book, and a highlighter pen. I overline the things I want to keep for a later use, or to revisit.