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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

Weekly Review 2015.01.09

On LL Change Labs

1. How'd I do?

Morning Routine: Pretty good. Spouse was out of town, so things took a hit because I couldn't go out for a run while kids were sleeping. So things didn't always get done in the morning, but I made everything up. Over the break, I have not been getting up at a consistent time, but I'd like to work on that.

Evening Routine: I am now officially tracking this -- sleep clothes, plug in phone, water by bed, sleep tracker -- just the basics, but it's a start.

Friday Review: missed until Thurs.

2. What got in the way?

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