In this post, I will go deep into the iterative cycle I do when working. This one of the fundamentals of the ‘Bungalow Doctrine’ insisted in 2012.
The core of this doctrine is the periodic cycle of energy through four different activity in different classes. The classes are following:
- Class A: Activities that is the primary occupation, costs qi, and is the primary focus.
- Class M: Digging music
- Class B: Interesting activities that entertain, but also writing a blog.
- Class C: Housing Activities (cleaning, dishing, washing)
- Class D: Physical Activity, aqua jogging, gives a very huge amount of qi and powerfully reverses entropy, but requires a big qi effort in order to gain, and isn’t available at all time.
The cycle is that when you hit an obstacle in Class A activity is running so long it needs, but often it stalls (problem, waiting for something etc) and qi runs out, and entropy increases (frustration), the activity is put in ‘whiling’ state, and I switch to M, but also either B or C activity. I might send submission for help on class a, and during that (whiling), I utilize class B or C activity, but if possible class C or D. These activities does submit for qi, eg. they’re qi submissive. After a certain time, I do new ‘sprint’ in the class A activity to solve the problems I’ve stuck in.
Class B activities (entertainment) might costs qi, so class C or D activities are the most common. Class D activity is the most powerful way to acquire qi but it’s availability varies a lot.
A real life example of this flow is my work at Artistconnector. My main and most important mission is currently a customer who runs a site for culture associations and courses, and my mission is to add features to register for study circles and better image uploading. I’m trying to do what I can, but sometimes I do stall. It might be something that I need to sort out with the customer, or a programming problem, which I can’t get past. At these times, I do a pause by listening to music (M) or C activities, and then resume activity after a certain amount of time, for a new attempt and continues until this happening again and then repeat the cycle. Should it go worse, and there is something that slighly hinder my ability to finish the work for the day such a computer failure, absence of customer or another issue of larger scale, I usually switch to the D activity, and goes for my workout, and then resumes after. On this way, the customer is given a chance to sort the problem out at the same time I reverse the entropy and gets new qi to defy the problem.
I’m trying to have a base working schedule although I’m working at home, but it’s not easy since situation varies so much, and it’s ok for my employer unless I do get finished before my deadlines.