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.
- waking up
- making coffee
- sitting down at laptop with coffee and deciding how to use my time.
- unlocking bike
- cycling to work
- leaving bike in the office
- spending 10 minutes on thinking of processes (process 10)
- checking office calendar
- 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.
- working through emails and associated tickets, responding as required
- working on projects with team
- working through support hours
- working through SEO hours.
- ensure time has been tracked correctly throughout the day
- lock the office
- cycle home
- lock the bike
- relax / read
- make and eat dinner
- 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.