I just cleared, swept and washed the floors in the living room, the two corridors, the bathroom and the kitchen. That may sound mundane, but seriously… The floors have not been properly washed in the one and a half years we have lived in the house, apart from the occasional spot-wash to remove specific spills. That is right. Now the floor cleaning tasks are set up in Todoist to be done every 2 weeks (let’s see if that is a realistic interval), starting today. And I did it.
Actually I had only the living room floor coming up in my agenda today, but once I’d started I decided to go on with the other floors and set them up as recurring tasks as well, starting today so they’ll always tend to come up together.
This is what my karma trend looks like: the top line, under 21 September, is full of green colour. All the green colour is the floors being cleaned today.
Besides the green colour (=housework), there is pale purple (=ADLs), maroonish red (=pet care – that’s the daily dog walkie) and black (=paid work) in today’s Karma trend line.
The black colour is 3 household visits I made early this afternoon, which included five interviews, one unsuccessful visit, and a revisit to a previously interviewed household to clarify something. It is a bit unsatisfying that all that looks so short in the trendline compared to the other areas. After all, visiting people and undertaking interviews is much harder than housework, and I also think it took longer (I didn’t time the housework… I always time my paid work, of course).
I may suggest an option to weight tasks and have their Karma trend length adjusted accordingly to the feature suggestion forum.
Still, this is awesome. I got the work done! I didn’t get distracted! (too much…;-) I have been amazingly productive today, and while I’m tired, I am not more tired than usual. I just got more done. And now the rest of the day is totally and freely mine with no guilt about things I ought to do whatsoever.