Berkeley, Monday, September 21, 2020 11:30 AM

I am just back from doing field work.

I just wanted to write a reminder to myself of a golden rule, which I do think that is absolutely true:

“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”

The quote is attributed to Benjamin Franklin, whose by the way, I need to finish reading his bio. I think I bought his biography, authored by Walter Isaacson in Fall 2017. Oops 3 years of an unread book. Too bad. I guess it is good I am writing these things again, so I can structure better time, so I can commit to finish reading all the books, when I buy them.

I stayed up until about 3:40 am last “night”, almost wake up time. Partly because I decided to set up this thing late already, around might night. I am glad I am using again the spreadsheets of time tracking. They were helpful, not only to reflect on time usage, but also as weight watcher.

I woke up at 7:15 AM, which is late already, but it can be acceptable. A decision to go to field was still on consideration. After deciding the field work time, which was 9 AM, I decided to took a 20 minutes nap, which might have been unneeded, the sun was up already.

I still arrived to do the work in the field within Berkeley time, which was around 9:10 Am, I did not check exactly, and I was well timed for setting up the stuff. It was late for the agreement, besides that, too much hassle on hurrying for arriving on time, which was good biking exercise though. I really miss that daily biking to campus. I guess that is the silver line of being a last minute person, that when the action comes I really need to be in a rush. That could be good to keep the weight normal.

Over the pandemic my weight has gone up to body mass index areas nearby the overweight threshold: 24.77. It is good I realized at this point of that. So actions are needed. I put too much attention on possible side effects of a bad concussion I had on August 1. But I am glad things are back to quite normal.

It is time just to start taking little actions, and to stay focused on keep engaged and on top of the daily activities and duties.

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