My Daily Routine

There are a bunch of things I want to do everyday. The actual time-of-day (e.g. 5AM) is not as important as the overarching sequence. I tried to order/group my subroutines something like the following:

  1. Be Happy
  2. Be Healthy
  3. Make a Gameplan
  4. Make Dope Shit
  5. Make Shit Dope
  6. Garbage In · Garbage Forever

First of all, it’s important to start the day off full of joy. Otherwise, what’s the point? An unhappy life is an unsuccessful life. And more importantly, nobody intentionally sticks to routines that makes them unhappy.

And once my spirit is charged, it’s time to take care of my body. Basic fuel/exercise/hygiene improves mood, intelligence, longevity, and attractiveness. It’s going to make everything else easier.

“Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”

Parkinson’s Law

After my spirit and body are acknowledged, it’s time to do everything else. First, it’s important to reflect on what I actually want to do. I try to prioritize tasks based on what takes the most brainpower: learning, then creativity, then chores, then media. Learning and creating are difficult after a long day’s work, so I try to get it done before I expend willpower on tedium. I use procastination to my advantage — Parkinson’s Law forces me to work smarter, not harder.


StartSubroutineDescription
0500hFrolic drink tea; smell stuff; dance
Grow happy plants
Tidy hello home
Nothing
Lift swolify with spotify
Fuel meal prep; vitamins & supplements
Groom look good, smell good, feel good
0700hCalibrate relax; review systems, goals, & values; consult “shrine”
Strategizereview to-dos; purge distractions; make to-dos doable; cheat-codes; ask for help; prioritize
Connect snail-mail; fan-mail; “you’re special”; favors; recommendations; memes
Learn spaced-repetition; practice; teach
Create taysar.com; latest project
1000hToil inbox; just do it
2000hReview reflect; automate
Simplify let it go
Consume hackernews; crunchyroll; youtube; reddit
2100hRead grab a book
Sleep it’s f*cking bedtime

Today

Frolic
Grow
Tidy
Nothing
Exercise
Fuel
Groom
Calibrate
Strategize
Connect
Learn
Create
Toil
Review
Simplify
Consume
Read
Sleep