100 Days of Productivity Challenge: Days 13 through 35

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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 3

Day 13 – Tuesday, November 26, 2019

What I planned to achieve: 

  • Go to the gym for at least an hour.
  • Work on the English Media Assignment for 1984.
  • Blog post and editing session. 

Reflection:

Not a bad day, but unfortunately, most of it got away from me because I had a few things to tweak for this blog and I wasn’t getting time to sit down and do them so thank god that’s out of the way.

I worked on my media assignment, and I was stuck finding and editing videos for most of the night. I’m nowhere close to being done but the video is the difficult part so once that’s out of the way, things should be smooth sailing from thereon. 

Day 30 – Monday, December 30, 2019

What I planned to achieve: 

  • Plan out my essay on Corrosion for Chemistry
  • Review Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  • Study Hybridization
  • Finish the Molecular Shapes Assignment

Reflection:

So it’s been a few weeks; December and the end of November were incredibly busy, which is why I did not have enough time to keep up a daily blog. I was still doing work, but I just couldn’t keep track of my daily accomplishments hence the time jump.

December 14 onward I was on vacation for close to 10 days. Despite not having internet access for the duration of my trip, I managed to get a lot of reading done and finished 5 books in total, which still counts towards this challenge in my case.

But now I have sadly returned to reality, and so I will be continuing this challenge, albeit with a bit of a time jump.

I did not get to my Functions work, however, I managed to finish an assignment for chemistry, leaving 2 whole units out of 3 completely done.

Day 31 – Tuesday 31 December 2019

Reflection:

I decided to take things a little easier since we’ve been running around all week, and I didn’t have the energy to stare at numbers or write essays.

Instead, I focused on my reading and got through well over a hundred pages in my latest novel, ‘Broken Promise’ by Linwood Barclay. Rather interesting and intense thus far, I’ll hopefully be reviewing it soon.

Aside from that, there was nothing too exciting happening.

Day 32 – Thursday, January 2, 2020

What I planned to achieve: 

  • Finish your essay on Corrosion for Chemistry
  • Review Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  • Start studying Electrochemistry
  • Read up to chapter 34 of Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay

Reflection:  

Day 33 – Friday, January 3, 2020

What I planned to achieve: 

  • Read up to chapter 48 of Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay

Reflection:

I didn’t get much done today but I did read for quite some time and am more than halfway through Broken Promise.

Day 34 – Saturday, January 4, 2020

What I planned to achieve: 

  • Continue studying Electrochemistry
  • Finish Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay

Reflection:

Went through a few lessons on Electrochemistry, about a good half of the way through the first module.

I read a fair bit of Broken Promise but did not get to finish it, unfortunately.

Day 35 – Sunday, January 5, 2020

What I planned to achieve: 

  • Continue studying Electrochemistry
  • Finish Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay

Reflection:

I tried studying Electrochemistry but got about halfway through a lesson when I realized that nothing was settling in my mind.

I decided to take a break and focused on reading instead, managed to finish Broken Promise, and I should be reviewing it soon.

Weekly Reflection

Not a terrible week, but I was far more productive with my reading than I was with school. 

But it’s no matter, I’ll take what I can get. 

Let’s hope I fare better the next time around. 

Photo by Dariusz Sankowski on Unsplash

 

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