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 your spirit is charged, it’s time to take care of your body. Basic fuel/exercise/hygiene improves mood, intelligence, longevity, and attractiveness. It’s going to make everything else you do easier. So get it done first.

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

Parkinson’s Law

After your spirit and body are acknowledged, it’s time to do everything else. First, it’s important to reflect on what you 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
0500hFrolicdrink tea; smell stuff; dance
Growhappy plants
Tidyhello home
Nothing
Liftswolify with spotify
Fuelmeal prep; vitamins & supplements
Groomlook good, smell good, feel good
0700hCalibraterelax; review systems, goals, & values; consult “shrine”
Strategizereview to-dos; purge distractions; make to-dos doable; cheat-codes; ask for help; prioritize
Connectsnail-mail; fan-mail; “you’re special”; favors; recommendations; memes
Learnspaced-repetition; practice; teach
Createtaysar.com; latest project
1000hToiljust do it
2000hReviewreflect; automate
Simplifylet it go
Consumehackernews; crunchyroll; youtube; reddit
2100hReadgrab a book
Sleepit’s f*cking bedtime

Today

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