We're seeing some attrition around here . . . well, summer (and winter) can be like that. It's not all sun (snow) and fun. Mosquito bites, sunburn, incidents and accidents, distractions welcome or un-, all kinds of things can get in the way. We send good wishes to those of you who are dealing with overwhelm and Too Many Things.
Some people are better at rolling with punches than others. Some actually like an unpredictable environment; some of us do okay at the rolling but mind having to do it; some get really off-track when things don't go as planned. If you're good at it, what are some of your tips and tricks? If you're not, how do you help yourself get back on an even keel?
Here are the goals for last week:
Get data analysis done and sent off
Write grant application preliminary notice
Update grant agency paperwork
Do not try to micromanage student’s field work from a distance
Pick a section from old paper and finish it
Patience, patience, patience in all house-human interactions
Medical stuff for partner
Get back on exercise wagon slowly and carefully
Dame Eleanor Hull
- daily exercise, safe food, bed no
later than 11
- Two hours x 5 on research
- One hour x 4 on teaching prep
- Life Stuff as possible
Anne Mitchell (carried over)
Enjoy the week off.
Send off the mid-internship evaluation to the requisite folks.
Swim in my younger daughter’s pool (such luxury!)
Read and write as the impulse hits.
prepare for trip
1) work no more than 30 hours
2) make some lists for smaller things that fit under the areas of personal replenishment, reducing next year's pressures and fun/creative stuff.
3) replenishment: back to basics - keep it up! Eating plenty of fruit and veg, drinking enough water, a small exercise habit (10 minutes a day of deliberate exercise), a small chore habit (5 minutes of picking up or one of the recurring chores like a load of laundry each day), journal daily.
4) pressure reduction: if I have room in the 25 hours, review my honours module and decide what can stay from this year's iteration and what I can easily and quickly refresh. Also have meeting to divvy up work for the shared project module.
5) fun/creative: write a letter to a friend/read for half an hour at least 3 days/do at least two crochet stripes on the "desert colours" blanket project/play D&D, write another job board game or do other prep/play with watercolours a couple of times.
Karen (held over)
- Finish syllabi, get materials/tech requests in, make progress on first module VILE content
- Write on my own research each day (read for my own research each day)
- (if permitted by gatekeepers), get draft grant complete
- conference paper proposal in
- 2 x yoga (livestream classes from home)