My daily objective is to nurture all My life areas but doing something for each. I assign each life area to a time block.

MorningAfternoon and Evening

Pre-desk (~7:00–8:00)

  • Wake up.
  • Feed my cats.
  • Wash my face.
  • Walk with Lea (if she is awake).
  • Weigh in.
  • Drink two glasses of water.

Uninterrupted morning block (~8:00–12:00)


  • Forest on my phone
  • No social media and email
  • Alone at my desk
  • No meetings
  • Work in 25 m/5 m pomodoros, sticking on one task
  • No extended breaks (maintain momentum, not combat fatigue)

Core block

Core block is non-negotiable. If a project requires more time, I could forgo of subsequent phases of my morning routine to accommodate it, except my core routine.

  • Meditate.
  • Write 5MJ.
  • Free write one to three pages on my Diary.
  • Read one poem.
  • Open and back up laptop.
  • Write daily review report (See My daily review routine).

Writing block

Details here are allowed to change depending on my projects and their status.

  • If a project is available, open things and perform a preplanned menu of actions (ideally prepared during the Weekly review).
  • If a project is unavailable, perform my morning writing practice.
  • I am also allowed to just use to read through a stack of material if that is what’s necessary.

Lunch Break (12:00–1:30)

  • Lunch.
  • Dishes.
  • Brush my teeth.
  • Feed the cats.
  • Take a bath.

Unstructured Time (~1:30–5:00)

  • Day job
  • Continue working on projects, doing tasks, accomplishing administrative work, and taking meetings.
  • Take a siesta when needed.
  • Have merienda.

Field work (5:00–7:00)

Dinner (7:00–10:00)

  • Dinner.
  • Time with Lea.

Wind Down (10:30–11:00)

  • Log expenses for Vince fund.
  • Log expenses for Couple fund.
  • Take two Vitamin C capsules.
  • Take 1/4 sertraline tablet.
  • Brush my teeth.
  • Clean the cat litter.
  • Take a bath.
  • Do evening skin care.
  • Floss.
  • Meditate.
  • Sleep by 11:00 pm.