Daily Archives: November 17, 2010

Energy Scale

Okay, I think I have an energy scale. At Stevie’s suggestion, I eliminated a neutral option and made it skip from slightly tired to slightly energetic.

Here’s the scale:
0 – asleep
1 – very tired
2 – moderately tired
3 – slightly tired
4 – slightly energetic
5 – moderately energetic
6 – very energetic

I’m not sure if I’ll bother with using “asleep” data points. So, I’m still texting Evernote every now and then with the time and my energy level. Having a number scale makes the data quantifiable. I can plug it into a graph/chart at some point.

I love it when people collect a bunch of data about themselves or perform experiments. It makes for an interesting person. So, this is pretty exciting for me because I’ve wanted to do this kind of thing for a while. I’ll share my results with you in a few weeks and we’ll see if the data is useful or not.

One thing I’m worried about is the fact that I go to bed at different times, which may affect how energetic I feel. Different foods may affect the data too — I’m mostly thinking about glucose and caffeine. This is my first attempt at gathering data about myself, so I don’t want to complicate it too much right now. What I have now is simple to do, and I’m doing it; it’s better not to mess with something that’s working.