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The 120-Hour Workweek - Epic Coding Time-Lapse

Last week I set out to see how many hours of programming work I could do in one week on CodeCombat, our multiplayer programming game for learning how to code. I clocked in at 120.75 hours. Here's the epic time-lapse video I generated from Telepath (watch in 1440p if you can):

So what did I learn from this experiment?

Adjustable height desks are amazing.

I bought one from Ergo Depot a few days before. I must have switched between sitting and standing fifty times last week. I would never have survived otherwise.

Changing My Strategy A Bit

On Stoic Running

I've just read some more habit change and recently purchased No Meat Athlete's "Wake Up". I've decided to pare down my habits and focus only on one at a time.

The one that I'm going to focus on and the one I've stuck with so far is my daily running habit. It fits all the criteria that he uses. It's duration is short (A minimum of a mile, which is about 10-15 minutes including changing clothes), I have a definite start and end goal (January 1st through January 31st), and it's every single day.

The other habit that I will continue is continuing the vegetarianism. I had already done this successfully last year for 3 months with a month break after that. This will make it easier to pick up, and I've had no trouble sticking with it so it's just restarting a habit instead of trying to start something hard like daily writing or mindful eating.

Speaking of the other habits, I am going to attempt to put these into place after 1-2 months once I have successfully done my running habit. This will allow me to focus on one at a time and in 12 months, I'll have 6-12 new habits instead of trying to do 4-5 at once and end up with zilch because I try to do too much.

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