Whew! I'm glad that I left myself a reminder note to write the prompt this morning--I almost forgot!
I've been phoning it in on the prompts lately, so here's something maybe a little meatier. Of course, if that makes you not want to answer it, then that's fine! You can just tell us how things are going (or skip that, too--you all know the drill. I always like hearing your updates, though).
We're approaching the end of this session, somehow, so maybe it's time for a moment of reflection. What's been working for you? What routines have you adopted that have helped you through your weeks? What shortcuts? Are there things that you've been wise to ignore/neglect, even though they may have seemed important in the beginning?
Optional extra: What hasn't been working? For this one, I encourage you to think about self-care at least as much as work. So it's not an invitation to beat yourself up about writing too little, for example; rather, are you staying up checking email before bed, when you would be better off reading a few pages of a novel? Would treating yourself to a mid-morning cup of tea help you through the day? Or maybe there is a work routine that doesn't work for you (waiting until the morning to prep for class might make you feel rushed, for example). But self-flagellation is not the point here; I think we're all better off when we avoid that!
Last week's goals:
Finish data processing and make pretty figures for co-authored paper
End of fiscal year accounting (slightly different from regular accounting I guess?
Read/comment/edit thesis chapters
Marking, marking, and marking
Volunteer tax stuff for community organization
Dame Eleanor Hull:
- set up more boards/assignments, at least one for each class
- further book-spreadsheet work
- take Reina to vet for teeth cleaning
- read at least 500 lines of Irrelevant Romance
- other scholarly reading
- sleep, walk, yoga in suitable amounts
1. Resume all normal routines
2. Work on draft of chapter 1 x 5, even if I'm not doing really substantial work
3. Research: Try to fill in (provisionally) some of the question/problem/blank areas
4. Take kid to two trial martial arts lessons (putting this here so that I don't forget about them!!)
5. Contact a friend about getting together
6. Some amount of yard clean-up, however minimal--I don't want to rake the leaves before the bugs are done hibernating under them, or whatever
Three strike days, one working day which is nearly full of meetings.
* pick up the house before the decluttering woman comes on Wednesday (& have a productive day when she does come)
* do some D&D prep, play D&D
* finish reading a book, do a little crochet
* do the bare minimum to prepare for the following week's teaching (by workload I have 1.5 hours NOT in meetings in which to deal with three days emails and a full week's prep - at least it's a light teaching week?)
* buy and wrap Easter treats for family members ready to post out the following week.
1. Finish first batch of marking (ha!)
2. Start second batch of marking
3. Watch c.20 video presentations of posters ahead of a meeting to judge poster session for a conference in two weeks (that I'm not attending).
4. Email archives for one research trip.
5. Exercise - run x 2, pilates x 1 class plus some practice, walk other days
6. Start getting ready for Italy trip
Susan (held over):
1. Read more of book to review
2. Re-read book by speaker
3. Keep up with the minimum admin stuff
4. Enjoy conference
5. Get back to walking/ exercising