Daily Personal Processes and the theory of Marginal Gains in every day life

Daily Personal Processes and the theory of Marginal Gains in every day life

The below is clearly prone to daily changes but it gives you a rough idea of how I spend a working day. When i wrote this down back in June I was doing so in order to give me an idea of where I could apply the marginal gains theory to my own life. The moments I realised I was potentially the most time each day were 3, 10, 15 and 21. This helped me to figure out how I could redesign those ingrained parts of my routine to be more enjoyable, productive and consistent.

  1. waking up
  2. making coffee
  3. sitting down at laptop with coffee and deciding how to use my time.
  4. breakfast
  5. unlocking bike
  6. cycling to work
  7. leaving bike in the office
  8. spending 10 minutes on thinking of processes (process 10) 
  9. checking office calendar
  10. deciding upon and sharing thoughts on possible priorities for the day by looking at hours remaining per client, week of the month, day of the week, and who is in the office.
  11. working through emails and associated tickets, responding as required
  12. working on projects with team
  13. working through support hours
  14. working through SEO hours.
  15. ensure time has been tracked correctly throughout the day
  16. lock the office
  17. cycle home
  18. lock the bike
  19. relax / read 
  20. make and eat dinner
  21. possible daydreaming: how to start my own company,  who to contact about services I could offer, business models

Don't worry that I rigidly abide by this as I am aware that this would be extreme. It is a 'brain fart' which raised my own awareness of the routines I carry out on a daily basis each work day.

Try it for yourself, you might be able to claim back an unloved 30 minutes in your day somewhere.

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