On Tuesday we will get back to normal content, I promise 😬 this morning we tried catch the sunrise, but this little fucker hid behind the clouds ☁️
0 516:55 AM May 27, 2018
A beautiful day with a beautiful girl ends 😎we still have three days to enjoy in Crete 🇬🇷 it’s so far the most relaxing vacation I have ever had 😎 and I am fully powered to start on new projects and opportunities 👍💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
3 756:21 PM May 25, 2018
Enjoying this vacation AF; yeah I really needed this; just enjoy doing nothing except eating and drinking 😏🇬🇷
5 647:08 PM May 21, 2018
Cheers from Crete, Greece 🇬🇷 it’s the first real vacation in nearly 1.5 years, and hell yeah i needed it 👍
# Speeding Up by Slowing Down
21:36:27 - The past weeks have been hard for my brain. I got a lot of things down, but also a lot of things like Codalong haven’t gotten much attention. That’s usually the time, when I try to slow down. Let me explain…
I am very curious about productivity if you haven’t recognized it yet. I am trying to improve all the time. Getting things done faster, more efficient. But just working faster, typing faster and cutting off other things isn’t making you anymore productive, it will just cause you to burn out after some time. For some earlier, for some later.
Sometimes getting more done, means slowing down. And that’s what I am doing right now. I take way more time than usual, to make plans and to reflect. After writing this 10 minutes, I will sit down and review my last week and plan the next week. This happens first totally analog in a notebook and after finishing it, I will write it down into my task manager and give reminders and schedule the stuff.
This seams to be the double amount of work, doing it twice. And yes, maybe it is. But just focusing on your notebook let’s you really focus on what is important and not urgent. I could also use the sprint view in Jira or the upcoming view in Things, but that would spam my brain with too much things that are *urgent* and not **important**. And I enjoy these minutes of just doing this, instead of dragging around tasks.
That’s it for today, see you tomorrow! 👋
# Revisiting the Morning Routine
06:57:28 Good Morning! Since my little pause I want to try to make this 10 minutes part of my morning routine and feel useful right after getting up. And I
can tell you, it won’t be easy for the first days.
The hardest part is getting out of bed for the first 21 times when you are trying to develop a habit of getting up and start with your routine right away. I prepare a little bit in the evening to take as many pitfalls away as possible. For example I write a note about what I want to write about. So I am neglecting the choice what to work on and have more energy to concentrate on the writing itself in the morning.
So how does my actual morning routine look like? Honestly, I am just starting out… The first thing I do is make a coffee and then take some creatine. After that I am sitting down and start to write. I am thinking about of putting a few minutes of workout in between to higher the serotonin production to make my brain work even better. To not get distracted right away I have my notebook disconnected from anything, so that I won’t get distracted before getting my writing done. If I got up early enough I read one to two articles on my pocket reading list.
That’s actually it, after this I shower and get to work. 🤷♂️ See you tomorrow! 👋