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May 11, 2020

Quarantine — Day 53

Day off - new weekly planning

This post is part of an ongoing series in which I document my journey through the COVID-19 quarantine. See Day 1 for full context.

Quick update

It was a rough weekend. Wife had to work on her business so we decided to take this Monday off. I just chilled out, watched some Netflix series, watched history videos and eat shrimps.

I’m proud I was finally able to take time and create a good weekly schedule for the upcoming months. Context switching is not benefitial for me as it becomes harder to focus and make good progress. I decided then to try and focus on one thing a day. Let’s see how my experient finally pans out. It goes something like this:

  • Monday: Writing. I’ll focus on making progress on long form writings: e-books, PDF guides, etc.
  • Tuesday: Writing. Focus on short form posts: prepare newsletter, write blog posts, catch up with writing ideas.
  • Wednesday: Writing & community. Review resumes, answer questions, prepare tweets for teaching, prepare for conferences, send newsletter
  • Thursday & Friday: Open source & coding. Focus solely on maintaining my open source projects or working coding side project.
  • Saturday: Creative flow. Design, photography, photo editing, cooking.
  • Sunday: Introspection, weekly planning, time to reflect, long meditation.

Data Report


  • Avoid news: Yes
  • Write blog: Yes
  • Personal growth: Yes
  • Wake up 5:00 am: No
  • Workout: No
  • Help someone: No
  • Time wasted < 90 mins: Yes


  • Spent: 20 USD
  • Stocks Portfolio (24h): +0.7%
  • Stocks Portfolio (All time): +15.15%
  • Cryptofolio (24h): -0.73%
  • Cryptofolio (All time): +90.09%

Stay tuned.


I'm Carlos Roso. I'm a Software Engineer and digital nomad at Toptal. Previously Software Architect at Crossover. In love with open source and design.

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