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The Evolution of My Time/Habit/Life Tracking

"A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over, beginning with a working simple system." -John Gall

I built a pretty good daily tracking template, and I evolved it over time. It's serving me pretty well now. I'd like to show you the evolution.

Version 0 - I realized that tracking my time would be a good thing. I started writing down just one or two things per day.

Here's what my first day of tracking looked like:

26 May - Success

Newest Daily Time/Habit/Life Tracking

My newest tracking. Previously:

What Gets Measured, Gets Managed - why tracking is so effective

The Evolution of My Time/Habit/Life Tracking - how I started tracking, and some helpful guidelines on starting your tracking.

Here's my newest template, I'm bolding the changes:

------------------------------------------- START OF DAY ROUTINE: Time awake: Total sleep: Vitamin C and Fish oil: Stretching: Situps: Exercise (walk/run/other): Brush/floss: Listen to audio:Calories: Breathe: Borderlands: Calendar, anything interesting/time sensitive? What is my most key objective for the day? Planning:Gratitude: ------------------------------------------- REMEMBER: *Intelligent internet usage *Be decisive. Look at it once, make a decision, done. *Stop and reflect periodically*Make WAR on Procrastination ------------------------------------------- PEOPLE: Blog post: New People: Current people: Help someone: Consorting: Emails in box, start: Emails in box, finish (and - why they there?): ------------------------------------------- TIME TRACKING:

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