I am fortunate enough to be on sabbatical this term, and I am luxuriating in long stretches of work time. But what this means is that I find myself snacking a lot and sitting a lot, and, as a result, my weight is going up and my fitness level is going down. This past week, Earnest English said that she wanted to "engage in research and reflection on what kinds of stress-relieving breaks would work (saying I'll meditate is fine, but maybe there are better things I like more -- I'm seriously open to ideas!!!!)." JaneB offered some great suggestions:
adult coloring book
knitting and crochet
stand up and sing or declaim!
1. comment on the week's topic, when there is one
2. report your progress against last week's goals
3. analysis (optional): analyse what happened, what went well, what came up to derail things, note what you learnt/want to change, ask any questions of the rest of the group if you want some tips or suggestions
4. planning (optional): something about the coming week: what the priorities are, what issues are going to present challenges, what the framework for your goal-setting is
5. goals for the next week (or multi-week period until your next check-in)
1) now that I can eat again, eat healthfully
2) write 2x
3) 1 hour decluttering
4) put materials for letter of rec in a folder
5) go see a play this weekend
aw (no weekly goals stated; these are aw's session goals):
1) So,I plan to answer the question for each and every week of this session, have I put my personal health and wellbeing ahead of work?
2) My second goal is to submit three papers. It is ambitious, but knowing what I do now about national science organisations, I think this will make a real difference to a number of things. and, I have a number of papers more than half written, so I think it should be possible, and I will feel greater wellbeing once I have a sense of work being finished.
1) get back on sustainable sleeping/eating schedule, and begin adding in regular exercise (especially walking, since the next month or so will bring some of the best outdoor-exercise weather available in our climate)
2) continue progress on household/financial tasks
3) planning for rest of semester (including scheduling of prep for school and church classes and figuring out where to fit in conference prep and possible work on DH article)
1) Data for CP1, polish and send away
2) Write conference abstract based on outline for NP1
3) Workshop field guide and program
-work out at least twice this week
-get draft together of short chapter (which probably breaks down into working on it several times this week)
-prep and write several big emails to get those projects done
-keep head from exploding by engaging in frequent stress-relieving breaks by. . .???
-engage in research and reflection on what kinds of stress-relieving breaks would work (saying I'll meditate is fine, but maybe there are better things I like more -- I'm seriously open to ideas!!!!)
-compile Big Project drafts so I can take stock of what I got done in the last quarter
1) walk 3x, swim 1x, yoga 1x
2) explore possible organizational patterns for Chapter 2
3) read a LOT of secondary material (too much to list, but I'll aim for at least 10 chapters of secondary books)
1. Draft writing plan for manuscript
2. Finish last week’s meditation
3. Submit book review
1) go through both sets of minor revision instructions, email co-authors with any parts I can't do myself or they can do more quickly
2) complete a rough draft of each section of the administrivia report and email all the colleagues who need to send me information or add bits
3) rough out the grant budget and put down bullet points of what needs to go in each section
4) be nice to JaneB... do at least two sanity-supporting things each day (early to bed, exercise, crochet or other handwork, work on my NaNo-writing, sitting on the back step in daylight with a cuppa and nothing else to do for at least fifteen minutes...)
1. Block out 2 hours for P1 material gathering
2. Set sleep alarm clock
3. Cut out snacking outside of meal times.
1. Finalise research tool for scary project in anticipation of perhaps maybe getting ethics approval to go ahead. [this will count as my research half day]
2. Sort out as much as I can for the first few weeks of teaching
3. Tidy up workspace for craft and make a list of what I need to buy
1) Prepare for a talk on 3rd October.
2) Re-read Chapter 1 and make a revision plan.
3) Do three minutes exercise three times a day.
4) Write for 15 minutes three days.
-So I guess the next two weeks I'll pound out some research and then turn what I have from the conference paper into a full length article to send to him.
-eat right, sleep, and workout during all of this
1. grade short answer Qs on mid-term exam
2. "touch" HA paper for 25 mins 2 days/week
3. visit Dinosaur museum w/kid
4. walk each day, no email at night, go to bed on time
1) Edit 10 pages of Behemoth
2) Refamiliarize myself with 'goddess' book
3) Prep week for 2 classes
4) Cook 3xwk.
1. Revise last two chapters of book
2. Begin to draft conclusion
3. Sign up at Gym so that I have a place to go for exercise. Go at least twice next week.
4. take care of one more bag of junk.