Have a great evening and a successful and productive day tomorrow.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
I was pretty darn productive today. Of course, I did find excuses not to tackle the reviews, but there were mitigating factors and I'll do them tomorrow. But other than that, I got a lot of good stuff done.
Ta da:Eat breakfastTake pillsWrite up project for M (MIT)File letterSched V visitLabel NV folderEmail G re: next workshop dateSched reg. mtg w/ A Sched mtg w/ GG & n00bUpdate budget info on latest review & sendGo take pics @ AUpload pics & draft email (MIT)
Postponed:3 Reviews (MIT)Remove links in report (Fri MIT)Radar (MIT)Label photosTake pics of last rev.Talk to pl off re: ww
Pebbles:(& go to landfill)Check on concr. re
Become aware of resistance, and let go.
Hey everybody. Just to report that I'm still here... but I've been thrown off track by an unexpected flu.
Well, I went to the Centre for Mental Health here and was referred to the OCD clinic. I called the OCD clinic and unable to speak to a human, I listen to a machine explaining the different services with wait times ranging from 6 months to 1 year.
I'm curious what country you're in. Maybe you said in an earlier message, but I missed it. I'm curious what country has national health care where you have to wait 6 months to see a specialist. I don't think that's usually the case.
I sure wish someone would do something about the health care disaster in the U.S. I have health problems and live in terror of losing my insurance (and even though I have insurance, I'm constantly fighting with my insurance company about reimbursement).
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.
Believe it or not, I'm in the "Universal Healthcare Heaven" of Canada.
I have a friend who's a nurse. I've been very open and candid with her regarding my problem instead of being ashamed and keeping it to myself.
Interestingly enough, I am now living in a country with nationalized health care: people complain about it, but frankly, I was never able to get an appointment through my hmo with specialists: to see a dermatologist or an endochronoligist I would have to book over 6 months ahead. Here I book appointments with specialists all the time. I am soooooo happy to have national health care: in Boston many of my students would never go to the doctor and would end up in the emergency room waiting hours to see someone for what would have otherwise been a minor condition. I have never been in such good care in my life!
It has been both a productive day as well as one filled with procrastination. I woke up when I usually run out the door, both children were home today, one out for th fourth day this week with a croupy cough. The other one is getting it this evening, so I am waiting for it to settle in to my chest.
I did have some productive meetings today, but I wasted an enormous amount of time: it pays to check in here early. I also have not walked to work for three days now, and I seem to lose my willingness the less that I walk. I also am watching the fact that I have wanted to have a glass or wine, or three each night: I have not renounced drinking because it is not usually a problematic thing, but I am watching it to see if it is becoming a way of escape.
However, I am grateful for several thing today, so here is my listfor having agreement in my household that C is truly ill, so no arguments about staying homefor meeting with Dr. P, a brilliant scholar (and a gentleman)My desk is staying clear, and a system is being developed for getting rid of unwanted things. getting to work on time despite running late this morninghaving clean, pressed clothing that fit ready to grab hold of this morning while running latethe tiny, tiny, but still forward movement I am making on my taxes, despite my fear of failurea warm apartmenttake out Chinese foodhaving a profession I continue to enjoyflannel pajamas
I am noticing my desire for the cosy, and I don't want to fall into the I-want-to-play-hookie pit tomorrow. So, tonight: big book, prayer/meditation, read a bit. plan for tomorrow.
Other Tasks:- clean office- clear remaining smaller bugs- all completed bug items submitted for testing- practice guitar- bag/board comix- walk wiggie- 4 pm meeting- design drill-down abstract-view modification- figure out problem with removal script- read 2 London Review of Books articles- read 2 NY Rev. of Books articles- read 25 pp. Judt history book- email G.- listen to Hough CD- list to guitar LP
Man, it never fails to surprise me how long stuff takes. I think I'm including plenty of cushion time, and yet? It ALWAYS takes me even longer than that.
Focus: "Pebbles," small tasks. Wanna knock some of this stuff out.Next CI: 11:50 am
Ta da:Eat breakfastTake pillsWrite up project for M (MIT)File letterHelp customerAnswer phone
To do:3 Reviews (MIT)Go take pics @ A & draft email (MIT)Sched. visit to V for tomorrowUpdate budget info on latest review & sendTake picsTalk to pl off re: ww
Pebbles:Sched V visitLabel NV folderSet next workshop dateSched reg. mtg w/ A (& go to landfill)Sched mtg w/ GG & n00bCheck on concr. re
Looks like you are really in a groove! Yay!
Do you live in MA? I noticed the "MIT" :)
Most Important Task - got it off the Zen Habits blog.
I need to make some calls, write some work emails today -- no, I WANT to. But of course I DON'T want to either. . .
so this is a bookend.
Will check back after I do it.
Made the calls/sent the emails.
Then fell into a whirl of procrastination -- futzing around with my email inbox . . . :(
I need to turn it around. I am going to have a glass of water take a 10 minutes websurfing break (counterintuitive I know) check back in. . .
Apparently I'm not done with the "break." I'm giving myself 10 more minutes on the internet and pledging to check back in here after it.
Right now, I'm very thankful that this board exists and to everyone on it!
Back from break. Now: meditate. Get back to work.
I'm done and ready to go. This took way too long!
I hope that I will continue with my pile this evening. I got a good start.
Have a great day, everyone!
X - gymX - read email (30 min. actual)X - Daily planning ( 30 min.)
- lunch with friends - 1 hr. - WPS project meeting - 1 hr. - one-on-one meeting with new boss - 1 hr. - prep for one-on-one - 30 min - club budget - 15 min - work on blog post - 15 min IN PROGRESS - linux install planning - 2 hrs.
- two little projects - 30 min - AO - limit to 30 min - dishes/laundry 30 min - 1 item of mending 30 min - screen time - 1 hr. - dinner - 1 hr.
I'm dressed and going through the pile. Took too long getting dressed. Washed a pot in the middle.
I'm not doing as well this week as I planned. My one client started to "put some heat on" yesterday, and I did well the remainder of the day. Now this morning, I'm kind of resentful at both him and myself. Sitting here isn't going to help, huh? I just want to do well for a period of time, so I'm going to focus on that for a couple of hours, and check in again. If anyone has positve thoughts and advice, I'm REALLY open. Thanks.
Sorry to hear you're having a rough time. I hope you've gotten into a groove and are working away.
Options:1) Just sit with your resentment for a few minutes, using a timer; or write about it, or just rant to the empty air2) Put on music that motivates you3) Use a timer to work in small chunks; during your breaks do something physical like dancing around or sun salutations.
I've found that if I try and use logic or "shoulds" to get rid of my negative feelings, they fight back pretty hard - that's why I've adopted the sig line that I have. I try to let go again, and again, and again, and again...
Good luck! You can do it.
Hoping you do well this morning and feel less frustrated!
One piece of advice that helps me is to remember people have different working styles. Working in spurts (really well when the pressure's on, really badly when it's off) and plodding along are both OK; successful, productive people do both. I try to deal with procrastination, but also just accept that I work best under pressure. (And I may resent it when people put the pressure on, but it sure helps me get stuff done ;-) )
Sending positive thoughts your way :grin:
I'm not doing too bad this morning. I'm almost dressed and ready to leave for work. But I need to go through my pile to find some things and that will take time. So two tasks:
- Finish getting dressed.- Fast, fast go through pile to find things I need.
Morning, all. I've got the 70's funk cranking, so here I go!
Focus: write up projectNext CI: 9:45 am
Ta da:Eat breakfastTake pills
To do:Write up project for M (MIT)3 Reviews (MIT)Update budget info on latest review & sendTake picsSet next workshop dateSched reg. mtg w/ A (& go to landfill)Sched mtg w/ GG & n00b
I ended up working last night after my last CI, and was pretty productive...so today doesn't look too bad.To-do today:*Finish coregulator analysis (15 min)*Finish lab meeting presentation (3 hrs)*Visualize results from tweaking weights (30 min)*GO analysis, enrichment compared to canonical pathway (1 hr)*Compare to canonical pathway by hand (45 min)*Lunch with a friend (1 hr)*Appt. (1 hr)*Harambee (3 hrs)*Photocopy Harambee curric. (1 hr)
I'm going to start by visualizing results of weight tweaks and doing a GO analysis (about 30 min, I'll just get started and then clean up the results in lab)Then, I'll finish the coregulator analysisThen, I'll go to campus for my appointment (If there's extra time before my appt., I'll start copying the curriculum)UPDATE 9: Done with visualizing results + with coregulator analysis, leaving for campus now.
OK, went to appt. and am now in lab; I have an hour before lunch with my friend.
There are a couple things I would like to get done between now and then:*figure out new visualization bug*filter list of coregulators to exclude DNA binding proteins*ask LR a question*if time, start photocopying curriculumI'll finish photocopying the curriculum after lunch, check in when that's done (around 2 probably)
OK, I've filtered list of coregulators, had lunch, and photocopied curriculum.I'm going to figure out the bug (DONE 4), then re-run network flow code (DONE 4) and look over/make graphs of the result.I'll try to talk with my supervisor about the result if he's here.Then, I'll ask LR a quick question. (DONE 4)I'll check in after that, then work on my presentation (I'm really behind on it, and starting to panic a bit...)
OK, I did all of the above, except by the time I finished my supervisor had already left. Fudge.To do now/this evening: Go to Harambee 5:30-8:30, and finish presentation! :scared face:
Here is my (ridiculously detailed) list of things that *must* be done before the presentation:1)map EG ids in diagram to gene names (20 min)2)Run coregs->canonical TFs and TFs->genes, visualize results (45 min)3)Compare predicted TFs to canonical TFs (15 min)4)Do GO analysis and list any interesting results (20 min)5)Make overview diagram of my method (40 min)6)Find good, simple diagram of canonical pathway (20 min)7)Fill in the rest of the text in my presentation (1 h4)8)Practice! (if this has to wait until tomorrow morning, that's OK)All right, it's going to be a bit of a late night, but it's do-able. I'm going to try really hard to finish this minimum list before doing any extrasCheck in again when I get back from Harambee around 8:30
Very late...Harambee went late, then I had to get some dinner and call a friend, then I just wasted time even though I have so much work...argh! Grr to me!
I got through the first thing on my list, but that's all. I'm getting a little panicked/overwhelmed...but I'm just going to remember that I need to get something done, a mediocre presentation is better than no presentation! Next, I'm going to make an overview diagram for my method. Try to get done in 30 minutes, stop after 40 even if it's still bad.
just finished the stupid diagram, grr! (got distracted multiple times...took a shower, talked with a friend, etc.)Now I'm going to run coreg->tf and tf->gene and visualize the results. I'll put the graphs I make in my presentation. Then, I'll compare the tfs I find with the canonical TFs. When I'm done with this, I'll check back in (should be around 12:30)UPDATE 1:20: done with coreg-> +visualizing results, also with finding diagram of canonical pathway and with finishing text in presentation.Weighting for tf->gene to finish, then need to do GO analyses. Will try to do quickly and be in bed by 2 (not ideal, but OK)
Presentation done! (finally) Now to bed, up at 7 so I have some time to practice (then lots of sleep tomorrow night!)
Today I want to:
( ) walk( ) drink six glasses of water (X)( )( )( )( )( )( ) brush and floss
( ) work for 0:30' on project Y( ) assemble and publish bulletin( ) start on report due Tuesday 29th
Wishes to all for a productive day!
This is what's happened so far:
( ) walk( ) drink six glasses of water (X)(X)( )( )( )( )(X) brush and floss(X) work for 0:30' on project Y( ) assemble and publish bulletin( ) start on report due Tuesday 29th
. kromer - you're looking good! Ambitious list, but you seem to be moving.. scarlett - I like your idea of having a focus.. pro - good luck with the pile. I have a "pile" also (more or less my whole desk!) and avoid it like the plague.. lark - when I am feeling unmotivated or resentful of what I need to do, it helps to do *tiny* chunks. I've been know to set timers for one minute ... chop it all into the tiniest bits possible, and then do those. Moving along vibes to you, and be kind to yourself.
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