Ask DN: What's your daily schedule?

over 8 years ago from Cameron Moll, Founder at Authentic Jobs

  • Jordan KoscheiJordan Koschei, over 8 years ago

    There should be some sort of schedule accountability network so we can hold each other to our ideal workdays. Mine is often broken before 8:00am, but here's what I've been aiming for:

    • 5:30am Wake up; cold shower (seriously, try it for a couple of days. It'll change your life)
    • 6:00 Read the Bible; pray; journal
    • 7:00 Breakfast
    • 7:30 Write
    • 8:00 Work on side projects
    • 9:00 Work for Fusion (the day job)
    • 12:30 Lunch
    • 1:30 Back to work
    • 5:00 Gym
    • 6:30 Dinner
    • 7:00 Work on side projects, or spend time with friends
    • 10:00 Read
    • 11:00 Try to get to sleep, but probably read some more

    I've been slowly trying to turn myself into a morning person. My natural inclination is to work late into the night, so this schedule is often broken by Tuesday. Any suggestions you have for improving my consistency would be welcome; it seems like my willpower is at its lowest early in the morning, when I need to avoid the "snooze" button.

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    • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, over 8 years ago

      I don't think I could ever do a cold shower, especially in the morning. Maybe a hot shower and then end it with moving to cold? '

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      • Jordan KoscheiJordan Koschei, over 8 years ago

        The cold showers were awful for the first few days, but enough people recommended them to me that I pushed through. After day 4 or 5 they started to feel great. The shot of adrenaline first thing in the morning really helps set the tone for the day.

        This article is what convinced me to try it, and they even talk about the benefits of starting hot and moving to cold.

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    • Lasse EriksenLasse Eriksen, over 8 years ago

      Place your alarm away from your bed. This way you can't hit the "snooze" without getting out of bed. I've been a morning person for 2 years now, because of that little trick.

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    • Kris KimKris Kim, over 8 years ago

      Your daily schedule looks like my dream goal... Especially 6AM one :). I'm curious about what you write in your journal. I need to do the same.

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      • Jordan KoscheiJordan Koschei, over 8 years ago

        I've been focused on spiritual growth lately (I'm a practicing Christian... emphasis on the "practicing"), so the journal is mostly thoughts and insights brought up by praying and reading the Bible. It's usually pretty informal... I miss a lot of days, and plenty of my entries are just a sentence or two.

        I've been taking notes when I read nonfiction occasionally, too - I find it helps me to make connections between ideas when I rewrite them in my own voice.

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