New Year, Daily Planning

01/01/2021 , 2m, 55s

What up friends this is Kent C. Dodds on three minutes with Kent and I am here it's a 21st or the yeah 2021 the first of January and I've been thinking about a lot of things, you know, you've got New Year's resolutions and stuff and my New Year's resolution my word of the year is planning so what I was in fifth grade, I was homeschooled and by my mom she has a degree in elementary education, so she homeschooled me and my two sisters that right my little sister and sister.

To just older than me and we it worked out really well for me at some point after a month or so of of going through homeschool. I started wanting to get my school done really quickly and my mom was just like well, I've got to take care of your sisters too, so I'll just write down a list of all the things that you have to do and then you can do them whenever you want because I was I was pretty like a self-starter and so yeah, she would write it down the night before and then in the morning I would wake up sometimes around like,Four or five I'm not not too much later than that though and I would get working I would stop for a little bit to have breakfast with the family while the rest of the my siblings went to school and stuff and then I get back to it and I'd finish my school for the day like nine or ten in the morning and then I have the whole day to do whatever I wanted unfortunately at the time lots of what I wanted to do was hang out on the computer playing games and stuff which are not proud of but it like I changed a huge amount during that time.

I became much more of a self-starter and and a very task-oriented.And goal-oriented it made a huge impact on my life, so yeah, I was just super productive so I've been thinking about that and just kind of wanting to have that level of productivity back and so for this year.

I'm gonna be I I have a notebook that I'm gonna be using to write down what I'm supposed to do and the next day just like my plans what the things that I want to make sure I do and it's not like super planned out or anything like not the time of day necessarily but it's just like here the things that I'm going to accomplish tomorrow.

And I've tried it the last couple days and I haven't been like working or anything it's been like family stuff but it's been working pretty great so that's what I'm gonna be trying to do. I hope you all had a wonderful new year so operation and have a great start to your new year.

I think one of the things that I'm gonna try and plan is every weekday. I'll I'll do something here on the three minutes with Kent podcast, so if you want to subscribe and keep up with my journey, it'll be around like coding topics and just life topics and stuff like that three minutes on hope you have a wonderful day bye.