Here’s last Sunday’s concluding tracking form, ending two weeks of mindful productivity tracking with the new “multiple goals tracking (MGT)” form. And I’ve had about enough of it. While I like the idea of it, I believe the form is trying to do too much, so I’ll have to address this in the next iteration. [...]
Well, it’s already THURSDAY, and my declaration of focus for THE BLOG is not going so well. I’m feeling slightly demoralized by this, but from the ashen ruins of my ambition arise several new-yet-familiar insights.
I’d spent quite a bit of time yesterday reviewing and reformatting the task list for the week. It was not a task I relished doing by itself. I’m reminded, though, how the mere addition of the points to the tasks added some structure to what I was doing. I also realized that there’s some underlying [...]
SUMMARY: The first week of the “silo-based” tracker approach went fairly well, but I’m well aware that this could just be due to the extra mindfulness that I was paying to it. The first week is easy; it’s the second week that you start to hit the beginnings of apathy. I do an informal analysis [...]
A few gameplay-oriented refinements today occurred to me as I sat in the sun at Starbucks. In a word: bounties.
Today’s update has a few refinements to add more tracking and logging features! For fun, I tried explaining them in this 5-minute screencast; get a behind-the-scenes peek at the form in its Adobe Illustrator shell.
This morning, I went to Starbucks and made a copy of yesterday’s Illustrator file. For today’s sketch, I transcribed the meaningful accomplishments from my timesheet, and dropped in a Concrete Goals Tracker-style week tracker w/ a draft version of generic project achievement point weights.