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Good Sleep

I think that some might be surprised to hear how much I sleep and how important it is to me. I average right around eight hours per day (tracked for a few months), and prioritize sleep very strongly, even over most work.

Once ten pm comes around, I have four options for things I'm allowed to do: I can play violin, read a book, work, or sleep. Computer is off at midnight every day, at which point I usually read for an hour or two, and then go to sleep.

The other night I was tired at ten, but I was really excited about my work so I tried to push through and keep at it. I was stuck trying to fix something, but I managed to try five or ten solutions out before getting in bed. At the time, it felt like a good choice.

I woke up the next morning, took one look at the code, and spotted the solution instantly. Within five minutes it was fixed. Once is a fluke, but I've noticed this pattern over and over again with work when I'm tired-- it feels like I'm working, but often I'm just spinning my wheels.


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Recently I've somehow developed into this fitness junkie. Well not junkie-junkie, but it's a pretty major part of my life! It all started when one day I decided to run. I have run every week since and now run around 5 times a week for a total of around 25 - 30 miles per week. It's definitely not the farthest I can run, but it's hard because I'm doing my Mon - Thurs runs before 6 AM because of work.

In addition to running, I have decided to work out and swim for a more balanced exercise schedule. Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursdays are my workout days. My workouts on these days are not from professional advice, so I should probably change that. I started swimming a few weeks ago and do it twice a week, Mondays and Wednesdays. I am still a TERRIBLE swimmer, but definitely improving which is a plus!

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