- Bought only one plant for the silent auction basket even though it was small and seemed insufficient.
- Bought two books for my step-dad's b-day even though I started off thinking I should get three.
- Told my daughter we could only make one flavor of frosting for the carnival cupcakes.
- Did not put your names in bold below (very hard to resist).
I'm sure the pressures of the academic term are building up, and we all have to prioritize. For which things will you "do just enough"? How are some ways you do (or could do) "just enough"? How do you know when you've gotten to the "just enough" threshold with the various pursuits in your life (e.g., teaching, grading, attending to family, dissertating, researching, doing service, etc.)?
1) nightly check-in (especially to plan eating)
2) write 5x
3) 4 hours on class prep
4) 4x20 minutes decluttering (bedroom, office, or garage)
1) continue shopping/eating at regular intervals, and maybe even cook a bit, or at least shop in preparation for cooking during fall break); continue trying to get into better sleep routine (or at least thinking about/planning for how I can do so over fall break); take at least a walk or two, and plan for more.
2) make additional progress on household/financial tasks (especially financial)
3) check out possible venues/deadlines for follow-up to conference presentation; schedule follow-up
Daisy (from two weeks back)
1) Data for CP1, polish and send away
2) Write conference abstract based on outline for NP1
3) Workshop field guide and program
-GET ENOUGH SLEEP!! (sorry, but I'm really really dreadfully stupid about this one. I have some thing in me that wants to stay up and have me time, dammit, me me!)
-Eat decent food at regular intervals. Plan ahead.
-Stop periodically. Check in. Take a breath. Take another breath.
-Do pilates twice this week.
-Use the relative lull of the early part of this week to pump out that article!
-15 minutes of writing a day is still writing
-Have a book at the ready for moments away
-Chip away at service pile
-Make sure to do the online class with Absurdist Child early in the week and watch Wednesday Nature program.
-Be calm. Nothing is worth killing yourself over.
Write for 7 minutes 5x.
Walk for 20 minutes at midmorning 5x, and add 20 minutes in the afternoon 2x
Organize my next day at the end of the current day 3x.
1) Go back to Chapter 1 to make a few changes (even though I thought I was finished with it)
2) Read 5-6 articles/chapters
3) Write 500 words of Chapter 2
4) Write 500 words of Introduction
5) Do volunteer duties for 5th grade carnival
6) Procure costume supplies and help daughter distribute invitations to Halloween party.
humming42 (from two weeks back)
1. Draft writing plan for manuscript
2. Finish last week’s meditation
3. Submit book review
1) be nice to JaneB. Go to the gym at least twice. Pack a lunch. Spend time in daylight. Do just enough. Your goal is to get to December 18th with all classes taught, talks given, conferences attended. Not some done really well then others cancelled due to sick leave. So... enough. OK?
2) spend 1 hour on the grant text, make an appointment/send an email to Incoming about getting permission to submit it (new system. More patronising de-professionalism. Yes, I know, there are many positives and good reasons. But it FEELS insulting, and right now feels are what I have room for. I can't write a grant, work on papers, teach, do my administrative role AND rationalise the edicts sent down from above, rationalising or processing the emotional response takes a LOT of energy that I don't have to spare. I'd rather use it on running away to NaNoLand if I possibly can...).
3) deal with responses from co-authors and resubmit the revised papers, if at all possible...
4) write a couple of paragraphs for International Working Group Thing.
1. Maintain good habits - hard 11.30 screen shutdown, eating at table or in peaceful place, 15 minutes each day writing on P1.
2. Book Christmas travel once husband is back to discuss.
3. Read P1 relevant book and take notes.
1. finalise plan for collecting more scary project data and send out the necessary stuff.
2. finish the preliminary coding of house project dataset 1 and anonymise the submissions for the next stage. Send summary to colleagues.
3. read through report on project (acronym paper) ready to meet with person to discuss finishing the report.
1) Start to write the article.
2) Re-read Chapter 1 and 2 and make a revision plan, also start writing, at least a little.
3) Do three minute-exercise three times a day.
4) Write for 15 minutes on the article every day.
Maude (from two weeks back):
-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
a. prep lectures, but don't overdo it
b. write & send off grading rubric for essays
c. meet w/colleagues
d. TRY AGAIN: 5 mins on HA paper, 4 days
e. walk daily, lunch in pleasant environment, no email/computer at night, go to bed on time
metheist (from two weeks back):
1) Edit 10 pages of Behemoth
2) Refamiliarize myself with 'goddess' book
3) Prep week for 2 classes
4) Cook 3xwk.
1. Final read and send off review
2. Book tickets for December trip to UK
3. Write short proposal for art exhibit
4. FInish reading MS, and make revisions.
5. Outline syllabus for next semester