Three Tuesdays out of every month I have School Board meetings--sometimes twice during the same day. I tend to schedule calls and meetings during those days and code very little.
The last Tuesday (and if I'm lucky there are five Tuesdays so I get time off two weeks in a row) is free. I hardly know what to do with myself.
So I make the list.
Today the list is mostly bugs, testing, and aesthetics. But in advance of the New Year, I've added 'YMCA', 'Market', and 'cleaning'. I'm not a habitually neat person, but I've been spending 30-60 minutes a day recently just cleaning or straightening stuff out. It makes a huge difference in quality of life.
Market is Central Market--the country's oldest operating market. THere are only a few organic stands there; I get my local grass-fed, free-range, liberal thinking meat and eggs there, and in the winter the organics come from greenhouses and trucks from warmer climes.
The YMCA is the tough one. If I can simply get there, I'll work out. But I often listen to that lazy bum in my head that complains it's too cold, or I'm too tired, or whatever. No more of that--it's on the list.
If it's on the list, it gets done. That's the rule, and it works.
Make your list.