Well the results for day 1 are in!
I couldn't sleep at all that night (heavy insomnia issues), and I ended up falling asleep during the first programming block.
It was a very nice approach so far though, I found it pretty productive to force myself to work for timeblocks so there is a definite start and end.
Once my uni starts I'll be able to wurm in some exercise, can't wait to get back to the swimming pool routine.
Another thing I might try after a few days is just simply trying to alter the length of the blocks, programming blocks for example could be 2 hours long, and other, less involved tasks like my French and reading could be slightly less than one block, so I might use the following solution:
I will go for a pattern like this:
1 hr - less involved tasks (French/reading), auxillary feelgood things (walks/meditating)
2 hr - deep work block (programming for example, more indepth study/writing)
1 hr - caring for self tasks, food, relaxation like listening to music, tidying
I will loop this twice during my day.
This way I will be able to "get into the zone" for the 2 hr work blocks while also offering enough variety that I don't get discouraged.
I wonder what I'll do about my day planning once uni starts, I'll have to be very serious about planning because I'll also have travel times and activities in real life to worry about, kinda is like kicking dead whales down the beach but can't be helped, guess I'll have to devote time to planning stuff out daily.>>28391
It actually is easy once you set timers and just force yourself to work on it.
Structured approaches to acquiring skills always work.