100 Days of Productivity Challenge: Days 7 through 12

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”       – Albert Einstein

 

What is the 100 Days of Productivity challenge?

The 100 Days of productivity challenge is exactly what it sounds like.  Put simply, it encourages individuals to choose at least one productive task to attempt on the daily, for a 100 consecutive days.

The large majority choose to document their progress through social media, with tumblr being one of the most active communities to do so.

It is distinguished by the use the hashtag #100daysofproductivity; however this step is not strictly necessary and is largely left up to preference.

Once you join this challenge, you are expected to tailor it in such a way to suit your needs and aspirations.

How you perform your tasks is completely up to you as there is no set routine to follow.  It is wholly dependent on your day to day schedule, allowing it to be far more lenient and customizable.

A Quick Note on My Personal Challenge

Now as I progress through this challenge, I will be posting weekly updates on this blog and on my tumblr account (audere-noctu).

Allow me to briefly explain what I am studying, just to add a bit of clarity to the situation.

I am high school senior, bound for Medical School and am currently finishing my last stretch of secondary school in the following weeks.

The subjects I am currently studying are:

  1. University level Advanced Mathematical Functions
  2. University level Kinesiology
  3. University level English
  4. University level Ancient History After the Fifteenth Century
  5. University Level Chemistry

These are the subjects that remain before I graduate in a few weeks, and most of my day to day activities will encompass them.


Week 2

Day 7 – Monday, November 18, 2019

What I planned to achieve: 

  • 20 minutes of morning yoga
  • Start researching for the Performance Enhancing Assignment for Kinesiology.
  • Start researching for the Training and Dietary Programming Assignment for Kinesiology.
  • Write my Chemistry unit 3 test.
  • Start researching for the Evaluation of Products and Technologies Assignment for Chemistry.

Reflection: 

I finally wrote my Chemistry unit 3 test, it was a lot easier than I thought and my struggles with Enthalpy, Reaction Rates and good ol’ Hess’s Law seem so inane now, it’s ridiculous just how difficult I was making the whole thing out to be.

I couldn’t get to the rest of my assignments because of a few scheduling conflicts but I’m happy with the overall outcome.

Day 8 – Tuesday, November 19, 2019 (N/A)

What I planned to achieve: 

  • 20 minutes of morning yoga
  • Build a comprehensive plan to write your essay for Hamlet.
  • Build a comprehensive essay plan for 1984 by George Orwell.
  • Write up the Performance Enhancing Assignment for Kinesiology.
  • Draft the outline of the essay on Napoleon for World History.
  • Finish the Molecular Shapes Assignment for Chemistry.
  • Study Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
  • Start researching for the Evaluation of Products and Technologies Assignment for Chemistry.

Reflection: 

I managed to get myself out of bed this morning and struggled through my yoga routine.

Only to collapse after breakfast and sleep like the dead for most of the day. Needless to say, I was feeling a little under the weather.

So, I suppose you all can guess that I didn’t get anything done.

Hopefully, I’ll be better by tomorrow.

Day 8 – Wednesday, November 20, 2019

What I planned to achieve: 

  • Finish the Molecular Shapes Assignment for Chemistry.
  • Finish drafting the Heat Transfer Lab for Chemistry.
  • Finish drafting the procedure for the Rate of Reaction Lab for Chemistry.

Reflection: 

I got a majority of my assignments for today done, though I still need to proofread and tweak a few, I can’t say that I’m unhappy with the results.

Day 9 – Thursday, November 21, 2019

What I planned to achieve: 

  • Finish the Purpose and Audience Assignment for English.

Reflection: 

Got another assignment in for English. Now I only have 5 tasks left before I can finish the course.

Day 10 – Friday, November 22, 2019

What I planned to achieve: 

  • Write up the assignment on the Post-Literate Generation for English.

Reflection: 

Once again victory! Another assignment in for English, (only 4 major ones left) this time I got to write about a book I’ve been wanting to dig into.

It was on ‘The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains” by Nicholas Carr. While I didn’t get to  read the book per-say, I did get to dig into the topic it’s centered on, which was definitely interesting.

I also got to see a few of my good friends in the evening, which was wonderful! We had so much fun joshing each other over coffee as we walked around the bookstore.

I also started reading “The Body: A guide for Occupants” by Bill Bryson. It’s rather entertaining and informative, though I want to crosscheck Bryson’s credibility before I start storing random facts in my head.

He is a rather well known Non-fiction author but it never hurts to be sure.

If you’d like to keep up with my reading activity, you can checkout my Goodreads account and add me as a friend. I post updates about my reading activity there fairly often.

Day 11 – Saturday, November 23, 2019

What I planned to achieve: 

N/A

Reflection:

I don’t actually remember what I did on Saturday? I’m pretty sure I went to the gym and injured a muscle pretty badly.

After which I had an impromptu tutoring session for Chemistry and I think I took the rest of the day off but I’m not certain.

Day 12 – Sunday, November 24, 2019

What I planned to achieve: 

N/A

Reflection: 

I was feeling a bit under the weather so I took the time to rest up.


Weekly Reflection

  • 2 assignments completed for English.
  • Chemistry Unit 3 Test written.
  • 1 assignment drafted for Kinesiology.

Not a bad week if I do say so myself. I’m definitely getting better at making sure things get done on time but it’s a work in progress.

Photo by Timothy Eberly on Unsplash

 

 

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