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    Idea for tracking my habits goes back to the days while I was working
    at moodley brand identity. I did this to understand how can I improve and to remind myself how it used to look like.

    I actually love routine, it keeps me on track and it brings discipline to
    get things done. But it could be also a double edged sword. You can easily
    find yourself bored, feeling stuck in a time or tired of sitting behind
    the computer all day.
     
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    I found the importance of breaking the pattern reading about
    design principles inspired by zen wisdom and here is a part that got my attention:

    "Datsuzoku signifies a certain reprieve from convention.
    When a well-worn pattern is broken, creativity and resourcefulness emerge."

    So sitting behind the desk will get things done but if we are aiming to greatness and to create something unique I think this is the right approach.
    Or as James Victore would put it: "Don't be a design zombie."

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    Its hard to track every single detail over a day, but here are some points
    of mine expressed through pictograms and later posters. Some of them are
    a bit comic but they were my association and triggers for my memories. 
     
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    I designed a set of: 
    32 pictograms and
    6 posters

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    There was alot of articles written about this topic, I left a bunch of
    links to them on your right. So, read all about it.
     
  • Gentle beeps from my alarm clock wakes me up. Rise and shine.
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  • I need some fuel to get me going. Call me a Cereal killa'.
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  • Facebook checked, instagram checked, twitter checked...
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  • Ain’t nobody dope as me I dress so fresh and clean. Brushing comes first.
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  • Pack things up. Hopefully I didn't forget anything.
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  • Put some gear on and hit the streets.
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  • Ok... I lied, I drove with my car.
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  • Stopped for some coffee, lots of milk, one sugar.
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  • Arrived at the studio, loged in.
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  • Send / replied to some super urgent mails.
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  • Had a meeting with consultant / account manager / client service.
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  • Briefed and ready to do some research. Swipe of the dust from the books.
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  • Took notes. Lots of them. And sketches too.
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  • Almost had that “aha” moment, but…
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  • It's already lunch time. Pasta al pomodoro please.
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  • Chit chat and hanging out with coleagues.
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  • Back to work. Play that funky music white boy.
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  • Setting up some moodboards and preparing layouts.
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  • Let's print it out to see how it looks. 
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  • A deep voice on the other said: Hurry up. Client is waiting.
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  • I spent most of the day looking at the screen. I think I'm hypnotized.
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  • I might snap. Suddenly Under pressure from Queen starts to play.
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  • My back is killing me. Pass me the painkillers.
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  • Moments of doubt. What the hell am I doing? Is it good? 
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  • I need a break. Perfect for snack time.
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  • Scratch that tablet and make something nice.
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  • Remind me to get a standing desk. Enough of sitting.
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  • I was about to leave the office, but the door seems to got heavier. I want out!
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    Finally. This helps after a long day.
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  • Time to un-plug myself. See you tomorrow.
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  • Good fight. Good night.
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  • Overview of all pictograms. 
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  • Gif. 
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  • Some ideas to produce posters in the future.
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    How about you?
    What does your daily routine look like?
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