Saturday (12/24/11) 12:39am - ... wherein Peter updates the Long-Vacation schedule.
So my daily schedule has morphed a little bit from what I'd planned, and I thought I'd natter on about some of those logistical changes.
11:30pm-11:40pm: Spanish entries
1:30am-3:30am: video editing
3:45am-4:00am: get ready for bed
So, the changes this time around:
Shifting over my sleep schedule took a little time, but I finally got it wrenched over to 4am-noon.
Writing in the wee hours of the morning has not worked for me. If I try to write at the very end of the night, my concentration is for crap and I eventually just fall asleep at the keyboard.
Also, writing in a solid, three-hour chunk hasn't worked too well. I do better when I break it up into three one-hour chunks.
I haven't had any serious problems with being distracted by the Internet, except for when I'm writing. But that, I can deal with by shutting off the WiFi connection on my netbook.
That means that I've been able to simplify this schedule some. I don't have to distinguish between online and offline errands (they're now just all 'errands', and it includes blog-writing), or specify periods of having the Internet on and off.
I thought I'd have a serious issue with being really 'keyed up' after getting home from some social occasion, but it hasn't really panned out like that. Basically, once I've eaten dinner and written in my journal, I'm pretty much chill for the rest of the night. So the meditation has disappeared from the schedule for now.
I'm putting that extra time towards errands, since I've had trouble keeping up with blog-writing lately.
I'll have to rearrange this schedule when I know that people will be trying to sleep at the house that night. I can listen to my piano on headphones, and I can use a very very quiet practice mute with the trumpet, but even that may well be too much noise for folks trying to sleep.
I haven't done the 'reading while running on the elliptical' thing. This is sad, in that it's kicked reading out of my day-to-day schedule -- maybe eventually I'll reassign that last fifteen-minute block to reading. But instead, I'm listening to my various jazz-trumpet albums while I run, and that's been very inspiring. (I get to learn this instrument! Yay!)
It looks like giving myself half-hour chunks of time for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is working out well, and forty-five minutes is enough for my post-elliptical exercising. So no adjustments there.
It's been pretty easy to move around the four-hour "rehearsal/socializing" chunk of time from day to day. That'll continue from here on out.