Taking a break from microcasting
I recently published a post about my microcasts and I‘m now writing this to tell you I’m going to microcast less. Less frequent and less scheduled. This is even weirder because I just created an intricate shortcut that automatically publishes a post with the right episode title and number without having to look up any of those details, which streamlined the entire process a lot.
But I have noticed that I‘m not as much in the mood at the moment to record my thoughts in this way. The early riser project, for example, was a great McGuffin to get me out of bed, but since I have changed my approach to waking up, it has become less important to me. I don‘t want to record these little episodes for the ramblings alone.
Being a big fan of podcasts like Back To Work and Cortex, I thought I could do a microcast about my work and how I approach it, but I have noticed that I would like to write about these things, not only talk about them extemporaenously. LeadDev is also the microcast for which the ratio of recorded/published episodes is the worst: I take this as an indicator of my wanting to express myself more carefully than I can while walking the dog and having to observe the environment.
À propos the dog: I created my first microcast, the PuppyCast, because I wanted to have a record of the challenges and joys of raising a puppy. I wanted to look (DailyDoogo, which I will not abandon, btw.) and listen back to this important time in my life. But I think that this project has run its course: I don‘t feel the need to publish this every week anymore. It‘s not like nothing changes or that there is nothing to report dog-wise, but it all comes down to the need to simplify and de-schedule my life. And I have episodes for the first six months, which seems like a good place to stop.
Seasons change. And this is how I feel about my microcasting: Right now I‘d much rather write than talk. Looking at my blog I mostly see noise that was produced hastily to satisfy a self-imposed schedule. I will let this stuff go, for now.
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Going too late to sleep in absolute time.
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Rhythms and exceptions.
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Late to bed, but an exciting thing waiting for me on my free day means: Less sleep, because I can’t wait to play around with my new iPad. 😅
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About being mindful and not doing meditation.
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Waking up by alarm clock.
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Trying out my new shortcuts based posting workflow, while the dog flips out.
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We survived the sleep deprivation and went earlier to bed to make up for it.
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I watched way too long TV last night. Uff.
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A nice side effect of this experiment: Having a pretty solid evening routine.
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Looking back, appreciating how my ideas around waking up early have changed throughout the experiment.
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Down with the rain pipes!
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I got my wish: no pees inside. Now I’m slightly sleep deprived.
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Sleeping through the night is great, however I‘d rather wake up in the middle of the night and take the dog out then find a pee stain in the freshly cleaned carpet next morning.
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What is it about the weekend that makes me feel more rested?
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Looking forward to a long Saturday.
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Not happy with my mornings.
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Meditation is on hiatus.
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The mash up episode pf the year. Trying to sleep and not being able to. I didn’t press a button. Failure as opportunity.
Why I need a task management app.
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The decision problem: Should I stay awake or not? Meditation. How the dog’s changed rhythm changed my schedule.
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About my (ending?) meditation practice.
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It’s sunny here. For some reason the dog peed inside the last two nights. Having a long day ahead, which is great.
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Back to normal. But with a different perspective (maybe).
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Last day before my partner is back. Ego depletion over longer periods of time.
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Woke up refreshed. Still feeling headache-y.
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