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Becoming Nocturnal

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Written: Dec. 7th, 2020 Approx Reading Time: 1 min

I'm going vampire mode. Sleep during the day. Work during the night.

I slept in today. Didn't feel too great about that because I have things to do during the day. However, I've been sleeping very late lately and I hit flow state around 11 pm.

flow state = in the zone to work ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Had a chat with my dad this morning about how I've been getting a lot done at night but sleep in so much.

He suggested I use that to my advantage. Get things done at night. Sleep in the morning.

I have the privilege to be enrolled in an asynchronous online school. I can do tasks whenever I work best.

The schedule I'm thinking of experimenting with this week:

  • Work from 9pm-6am
  • Sleep at 7am
  • Wake up at 2pm
  • Calls, family time, fresh air, etc.

Repeat. I think I'll iterate a bit as I try this out.

๐Ÿฆ‰My three goals for tonight's night-owl work session:

  1. Three Physics Labs
  2. David Hume podcasts
  3. Activate session prep

In general, been thinking thinking about structure a lot lately. I live a very unstructured life with online school, TKS, etc. However, I've built different structures for accountability and tracking (daily updates, a schedule, etc.).

Trying to figure out if this structure is a good thing for me. I find I work best with makers schedule (long work sessions to finish something). I also value spontaneity and bias-towards-action. I think structure may prevent me from those things sometimes. It may also be a case of iterating my structures for my ideal lifestyle. This is something else for me to experiment with.

In other news, started tracking metrics towards the female-self-awareness project today!

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Looking forward to see what can be learned from this as I add more color to the page. ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿง 

Good List + Gratitude

  • started tracking productivity, cervical fluid, and mood today
  • went on a nice walk with puppy around the neighborhood
  • call with Ruhani <3
  • call with Natalie <3
  • especially grateful for: music, the ability to hear, hot water

If you read this, thank you!

Your friendly neighborhood: night-owl

- Astro Girl ๐Ÿ’œ

Written by @astro_adara in December 2020.