Friday, 13 March 2015
What’s your Advice?
It has occurred to me over the past weeks that the people in this group have a lot of experience and have all developed great tools for survival. I am not very much a system person, but I’ve certainly adapted ideas people have mentioned. And it occurred to me that we might just take a moment and discuss what’s the one thing that has helped each of us maintain some engagement with TLQ. It may be a productivity tool or tip, or a daily habit, or some kind of self-knowledge. What is it that keeps you going, especially when things are difficult? What advice would you share?
(And reminder of format -
comment on topic
last week's goals
next week's goals)
Last week’s goals:
Paper B, complete the new draft.
Keep up the running habit I have started again.
Humming42 (for next week - away this week)
1 Make progress on proposal #1
2 Draft proposal #2
3 Look for content for conference paper
3 days of 5 minuteses (I'm letting myself off for the long weekend!), make some rough notes towards a plan/list, and reaquaint myself with the paper 'Repeater' (which is about repeating analyses under different conditions, and is rather minor, but I hope useful and I seem to recall rather close to being ready to go back out to my co-authors following the first round of revisions...)
1. Finish the chapter
2. Begin paper for invited workshop
3. Work on grant proposal
4. Do major gardening task
5. Keep up with paper in house. (This is perpetual, but I feel so good about NOT having a large pile of paper in the kitchen that I want to keep it that way!)
6. Some exercise daily.
get paper CR rewritten and back to my co-author, again with enjoyment. And stay up to date with my RQ work. (I am still avoiding finishing paper FS, but I am going to leave that this week- I don't think I can cope with the stress of it yet, so I am going for another slightly simpler piece of work first).
1) Continue work on self-care, especially exercise (also sleep & eating well).
2) Keep on top of grading, especially for DH class, and being reflecting on/publicizing preliminary results of student projects.
3) Conference prep (registration, readings, travel, general logistics/planning to make the most of two upcoming combined conference/research trips).
4) (Possible SAG, with caveats above) make incremental progress on household/financial projects (these really should be tackleable through SAGs, but in practice seem to be subject to all the issues above -- mostly, once I start, I don't stop, and something else, often something a bit more TRQ-ish, doesn't get done when it needs to).
1) finish up the marking and stray bits of paperwork from early semester tasks
2) plan the two articles that I will write
3) plan publication/presentation around small aspect of current teaching so that I can put an evaluation plan in place to get a good paper
4) make figures for the paper
1) exercise 4x
2) 2 hours on job apps
3) 4 30-min writing sessions (more is better)
4) menu planning/grocery shopping
1) Week 6-1 of Belcher's book.
2) Continue to read the important book. It is worth doing so.
3) Write the first section of the article.
4) Do 3 minutes exercise twice in the morning, twice in the afternoon.
5) Be tolerant of snacks, but try to have healthier ones.
Elizabeth Ann Mitchell (from Week 7)
1) Write 100 words a day
2) Space planning for home office. The current arrangement is not working
3) Personal time. I do not protect down time for myself either at work or at home
Good Enough Woman (from Week 8)
1) Read two articles and one primary source novella
2) evaluate structures of chapters one and two
3) Send follow-up email to supervisor about timelines
4) Exercise 3x
5) help son with Minecraft account problems (I've been promising to do this for a while) and prep daughter for next presentation
6) play son's homemade game with him