This is day 4 of an altered schedule. Now that I’m off caffeine, and .. either (a) I’m waking up more alert, or (b) I am equally sleepy all day .. After going on a vacation, and getting some feedback from very wise person, I am trying this:
- MAKE TIME for things that are fun.
However, at the same time, my wife and I are trying something else:
- Can we exist with one car?
The plan on the latter was, I would have the car on Tuesday and Thursday, and she would have the car on M,W,F. I drop her at work / she drops me at a work / that kind of thing.
So here is how it has panned out:
|The Plan||The Reality|
|6am-?||Wake Up, jump in the shower, drink some water, etc.||2/4 days yes. 3rd day: shower followed by nap. 4th day: sleep till 7.|
|?-8am||Get to work (or leave for work) by 8am!||More like 8:30 arrival, or 9:00, but hey the cat has a vet appointment, so lets go for 10:00.|
|8am-5pm||Work till 5 or whenever I get my hours in by.||Leave at 3:30 to get the wife from her job, go home and then work at home for a few hours|
|5pm-8pm||Be “productive” till 8pm (house stuff, etc)||This has worked pretty well. Dishes are done! Bills are paid! Cat is brushed!|
|8pm-10pm||Do something fun / just for me from 8 to 10||This has also worked pretty well. Video editing, watching pro cycling, etc|
|10pm-11pm||Head upstairs, wind down, journal, dim the lights, get to bed||Worked ok for 2 days. Then yesterday: THOU SHALT NOT SLEEP!|
|11pm-6am||7 hours of sleep!||1am: Cat. 3am: Cat. 5am: Cat.|
What we also figured out is, my wife uses her driving time as her solitude time.. she’s a closet introvert (I am a closet extrovert?!!) .. so as much as I loved having time with her all to myself in the car while transporting each other, she got increasingly grumpy at not having recharge time.
So, in summary:
a. Our schedules are too deviant to make it work with one car. We’re keeping both cars.
b. I’ll try The Plan again. This time with my own car.