Planning my color-coded week
In my last journal entry I found that to remove my productivity shaming, I'd need to carefully plan my week ahead.
Alright, I just opened my calendar. Here is how my current week looks like:
It's a bit of a mess. 😁
As you can guess, I'm already trying to sort of track my time. It was not really planned. What I try to do is just to note on my calendar what I am working on at a given moment.
The issue with this current setup is that we can't see at a glance what were the categories of the task done. Medical appointments have the same color as customer support 😂
I'd like to improve this view by:
- Color coding the tasks (for different categories)
- Remove tasks that I don't necessarely want to track. For example: "Wake up + routing" or "Lunch" are useless.
Let's think about the different task categories I'd like to track:
Creative work 🟦
Tasks where I create and deeply working on something. For my business it would mean coding new product features or creating something I’ll publish on social media.
Tasks that need to be done to maintain the project. This would include customer support (replying to customer requests) and bug fixes mostly.
Activities that are meant to maintain a good health. This would include workouts and things like meditation, intentional walks etc...
Alright I've just set up a "naive week":
This will most likely not look like the week I'll have but let's start with this and I'll adjust this template with next iterations.