I know that on this blog we usually talk about productivity habits, but some of us have also talked about trying to reclaim the joy in our academic work, and greater joy might lead to greater productivity. So I'm wondering: How would you describe your academic writing style. Do you take risks? Do you have flair? Do you CYA with citations? Do you opine/analyze freely? Do you stick to clean, direct prose? You might also share whether or not your style has changed over time or whether certain stylistic choices have enhanced your joy or productivity over the years.
This week I'm away for field work,so my only goal here is going to be:
Don't fall into the ocean or off a cliff!
Dame Eleanor Hull
Self-care: Keep up with regular stretching and exercise, plus 36 knee pushups with good form; do what's necessary to eat safely away from home.
Research: finish and upload the last chunk of translation. Work on teaching and research statements for Full application.
Teaching: grade one set of exams, calculate and post final grades.
House/Life: Instructions for cat-sitter, mow lawn.
Elizabeth Anne Mitchell
Write or edit 5 hours x 5.
Avoid rabbit holes when researching.
Proofread 1 hour x 5.
Transcribe handwritten notes 1 hours x 5.
Walk 5 miles x 7.
1) Get all of the grading finished and recorded by Friday.
2) Screen candidates by Thursday night.
3) Write 500 words of fiction.
4) Give proper b-day attention to my son on Wednesday. Wrap his presents (etc.) by Tuesday evening.
5) Go to our literary journal reading on Thursday.
6) Maintain a sense of patience with other people and with myself.
7) Do some stretching and push-ups.
1. Meditate twice
2. 5 hours on Silence (I like the idea of taking writing breaks at the conference, since I love the social aspect but also find it overwhelming.... Plus, a lot of my friends won't be there this year, because NCS is in July and they aren't doing both)
3. Finish grading
1) be professional in meetings etc. Make steady progress with small bureaucratic niggles that keep coming up right now.
2) finish marking all the work that came in on time
3) do something other than mess with phone each evening - at least one evening, do something OTHER than reading
4) visit the summer's calendar and try to find time to do NOWT
5) try to get work hours down to more like 8 a day than 10 a day (maybe a bit too ambitious for THIS week...)
2. Keep moving on items for my review this summer
3. Keep walking
4. Try to go to bed early.