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Day 3: Log Your Day #30DaysofGOOD Day 3: Log Your Day #30DaysofGOOD
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Day 3: Log Your Day #30DaysofGOOD

by Hillary Newman

October 6, 2011


Welcome to The GOOD 30-Day Challenge (#30DaysofGOOD). Each month, we challenge our community members to do something that will improve the world around us—and our own lives. The challenge for September? To connect with other people. In an effort to help us all rise to the occasion, we're going to assign one small task every day. Each morning, we will post the challenge on GOOD.is and Twitter, along with a testimonial from someone on the GOOD team who's already completed it. We invite you to complete all 30 mini-challenges with us! Today, we challenge you to:

Log your day.

Trying to adhere closely to my assignment, I started by diligently marking down all the things I did when I got up. But by mid-morning, I looked at my calendar and it became clear this was going to be a pretty boring type of log: morning meeting, followed by a phone meeting, sandwiched with a client meeting, leading into a meeting with a designer ... snooze. So instead, I decided to log all those moments not in my Blackberry calendar or email inbox. And I have to say, seeing how much better I felt after these little intermissions throughout my day makes me want to set more small goals, like having two walks a day, or trying not to do meetings back to back. Baby steps!
 
8:45am- 9:10am: Chat with coworker on our carpool to work, not talking about work but home life stuff.

11:51am - 12 noon: With 10 minutes between meetings, take a brisk walk around the block. It's 72 degrees with blue skies. L.A. is awesome!

Noon: Coming back into the office I see one of our office dogs sunbathing; can't help but stop to rub his ears.

2:30pm: Lunch. Instead of eating in front of my computer, decide to read an issue of Los Angeles magazine. Take note of a new restaurant I need to go to.

4:15p- 4:25p: Chat with coworker about cool things to do in New York. Talk about favorite designers.

7:45p: It's a late night, but take a five-minute break to think about what I'm cooking for (a late) dinner. (I like cooking, so this is fun, not a chore.)

8:15p: Skim Facebook headlines and check personal email. Friend sounds a little blue; send her an old photo of us in Yosemite to cheer her up.

8:25p: More chat with coworkers, and more dog petting on the way out.

-Elisa Huang

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Day 3: Log Your Day #30DaysofGOOD