It’s 5am, and I’ve been up for an hour now. I’ve spent the last two hours on the iPad, in OmniFocus (my task manager) and Ulysses (my writing app). These two apps are split in half and sharing the screen. As I plan my tasks, and as I write this post, I’m also enjoying Watchmen (one of my favorite movies), which is layered on top of the iPad, covering a corner of the screen. Behind me, is my clothes that I just got out of the dryer, and to my left, hanging under the door frame, is my pull-up bar. To the left of the door, on a little table, is my kettle and Frenchpress, where coffee will be ready in 10 minutes.
It’s these handful of things that I’m currently cycling through: check off tasks that are complete, listen to the movie, fold shirts, write a few words, glimpse at a scene in the movie, do a few pull-ups, add ideas to the task manager, fold some shorts—rinse and repeat.
I have two hours before I have to be at work. My plan is to work on a few pages in my Life book, finish this coffee, publish this blog post, and then finish planning out the rest of my week.
Each day, I want three big tasks, no more, no less. I’ve learned that simply focusing on three task each day is the perfect amount to be productive, without getting overwhelmed, or even worse, not even doing all of the tasks you’ve planned out.
Today - Work: 9-1, finish Week 7 of Life book, write blog post, vacuum car.
Tomorrow - Work: Off, focus on Bolivia mission trip, work on Week 8 of Life book, spend time at Mom’s, 7pm meeting with friends.
Saturday - Work: Off, Men’s Breakfast: 7:30am, Church: 6:30pm.
Sunday - Church: 9am, Work: 11-3:30, Picnic at park: 4pm.