Not too bad a job, today. Much better than yesterday. MITs ready to go for tomorrow.
Ta da:Email GEat breakfast (started)Set schedule for dayTake pillsCall JR (LM)Email trainingMake copiesBio to ARead Lazy ProductivityEmail DUpload and label photosReview (MIT)
Tomorrow:Review (MIT)Call B re: Remove links in report (MIT)Email students (MIT)Check flagsStatus to BSched f/u on equipTake pics of last rev.Proof brochure (started)Funding letter
Pebbles:Set trip to OCL w/ ACheck on concr. reDishes (rinse jars)Send forms for RR
Become aware of resistance, and let go.
I have about an hour more of work to do. No way out but through . . . sigh.
However, I am committing a 10-min web surfing break. Will check back.
Cheers to everyone and thanks. N
Back from break. Now back to work.
Well I meant to post this here at 2:30 but I put it on the wrong day:
Transition time . . . finished up one task and trying to find ways to avoid getting started on the next one . . . I'm going to take a quick break and get on to that next task.
Anyway, I ended up working on a problem for the last hour, so NOW I'm taking the break. and then getting on to the next task.
“Clearly there's the lesson to be learned here,” said zoo spokesman Sam Singer. “The lesson is that it's not a good idea to drink, it's not a good idea to be high on dope, and it's not a good idea to taunt a man-eating tiger.”
just checking to see if you are around
Got unfocused - took a lunch break and set a timer, but ignored it. So here we go again!
Focus: ReviewNext CI: 3:15 pm
Ta da:Email GEat breakfast (started)Set schedule for dayTake pillsCall JR (LM)Email trainingMake copiesBio to ARead Lazy ProductivityDishes (rinse jars)
To do:Review (MIT)Check flagsEmail students (MIT)Call B re: Remove links in report (MIT)Plan to BSched f/u on equipTake pics of last rev.Proof brochure (started)Funding letter
Pebbles:Set trip to OCL w/ ACheck on concr. reSend forms for RR
Type up reviews. CI 4 pm.
I'm off track this morning. I had a job interview last Friday, which I thought went well, but now I haven't heard back. I know it's too soon to jump to any conclusions, but I'm an overachiever in this area. I also had a contract job get scaled back yesterday. So that left me with unexpected discretionary time this morning. That's always a good combination...feeling discouraged/scared and having free time.
Well, it's 11...I will take credit for the fact that it's not hours later. Today, I'll work on Steps 2 and 11.
exerciseshowermeditatecall JEset up Onyx movewrite articlecreate files for RQ
Just wanted to congratulate you for showing up for the interview -- whatever the outcome. I find job searching so difficult. That represents a lot of work, in my book.
N, thank you!
--exercise--shower--meditate--call JEno -set up Onyx movegood start -write articlegood start -create files for RQ
Went out for pizza last night and paying for it this morning with an upset tummy, so I'm not feeling as spunky as usual, but here goes anyway:
X – GymX – read emailX – daily planning - straighen desk - 15 min - staff meeting - 1 hr. - linux install - 2 hrs - user direct - 1 hr. - pay b. bill - 10 min - tm deposit - 10 min
- tax thing – write letter to state - 15 min
- AO - 15 min max - put on some makeup before staff meeting - 10 min! - SL – resend all documentation (grrr) - 15 min - top 10 list - 5 min - dishes/laundry - 30 min
- fix playlist on mp3 player - 30 min
- dinner? - 1 hr.
Giving money and power to government is like giving liquor and car keys to teenage boys. - P.J. O'Rourke
All my work stuff got done today but didn't get any of my personal business done.
Journey said- put on some makeup before staff meeting - 10 min!
This totally cracks me up, because I don't put on any makeup unless I have some occasion that feels a little bit 'dressy'. The ten minutes is also funny, because, since I don't use it I never can get it right and I don't allow enough time for it!
It's too much trouble. They'll just have to take me as I am!
Just read Leo Babuto's Lazy Productivity post. (only click if you are on a break! ) It's got some good ideas in it. I'm finding Zen Habits (his blog) a very interesting read.
I have a meeting to go to now... will refocus when I get back.
Ta da:Email GEat breakfastSet schedule for dayTake pillsCall JR (LM)Email trainingMake copies
To do:Check flagsReview (MIT)Call B re: Remove links in report (MIT)Email students (MIT)Plan to BSched f/u on equipTake pics of last rev.Proof brochure (started)Funding letter
Pebbles:Set trip to OCL w/ ACheck on concr. reDishes (rinse jars)
That was a good article. Thanks for pointing it out.
Yeah, that's a great blog and worth taking a few minutes to read daily. Since I found the Simple-ology blocker tool, I have blocked most of the web sites I used to frequent, but that blog is one that I left unblocked.
Good morning everyone. When I went to bed last night, it was 50*,and it's 20*now. Hmm. Too cold for what I was planning to do, so this should be a good day to tie up loose ends. There are several unfinished projects around here, and sitting at the computer unfortunately isn't one of them. I'm going to dive in now, and check back at lunch with a more specific plan for the rest of the day.
I've just had lunch, if you call corn dogs lunch. I feel compelled to escape on the internet for a while, but I need to do some washing and mopping in the workshop, and THEN do some computer time while everything is drying. My prcrastination generator is saying "Do both!! You can do it. You' ve been doing really well, and a few minutes will be fine." Argh1... The stuff I want to look up on the web won't be needed for a week. Yes, I'm going to l-l-l-log...off
Good for you, Lark! (unless, you, like me, would not log off and just go surfing! lol) I hopw you kept your commitment to yourself.
I felt good to feel the resistance and go through it. I also managed to finish a small task I'd been putting off, and it went well. The rewards were popping up there for a while. Thanks.
Working to make today better than yesterday. I'm developing a list of morning rituals on an Excel spreadsheet and checking them off each day as I do them - it helps so I don't have to think in order to get things going in the morning when I get to work.
Focus: set schedule for dayNext CI: 9:30To do:Eat breakfast (started)Set schedule for dayTake pillsReview (MIT)Call B re: Remove links in report (MIT)Email students (MIT)Plan to BSched f/u on equipTake pics of last rev.Proof brochureFunding letter
Pebbles:Set trip to OCL w/ ACheck on concr. reDishes (rinse jars)Email trainingCall JR
Morning, all!I'm feeling pretty sick and couldn't sleep much, so I'm going to take it a little bit easy today. (I have a lot of work, so not too easy :( )
Must do:Go to seminarCoffee with CPrint out info for interview tripChoose 4th class for springGive lab tech my scheduleGet to bed early!
Should do:Pack for interview tripGo to 6.470 competitionFinish comparison to canonical pathwayFigure out concentration codeCompute concentrations for scanningWork on fellowship app
Would like to do:Redo scanningEmail AA little exercise (not too strenuous)Change my sheetsFinish house jobs stuffHouse contact list
To start the morning:Choose 4th class for spring DONEGo through email, email A and I, email schedule to lab tech DONEFinish comparison to canonical pathwayPack for interviewIf time before 11:30: Change sheets, finish house jobs stuff+house contact list, and/or take a short walkGo to lab, print out info for interview; arrive in lab by 12:30
My concentration is really bad today (probably because I'm tired/sick).I'm just going to remember that *some* work is better than *no* work, and give myself permission to go a bit slower than normal. I'm also going to break what I have to do into small steps.So, I need to finish comparison to canonical pathway. Detailed plan:1)Check automatic mapping to EG ids2)Manually fill in gaps in mapping3)Use mapping to analyze 1 job, plot resultsI can finish this by 11:30 or 12, and will hed to lab when it's done.
OK, have some unexpected stuff to do.Add to the "must do" list:Come up with coherent questions for seminar speakerMeet with seminar speaker 4-4:30
And add to the "should do" list:Shop for a few last-minute things for interview.
Things I've done since last CI:Made progress on comparison to canonical pathway (though *still* not finished)Started packing, made a list of stuff to buyCome to labHad lunchGone to seminar
My immediate plan is:Look over concentration code, try to understand, clarify any issues with K DONE!Come up with questions for seminar speakerTalk with seminar speakerGo shoppingPrint out stuff for interview (app, info on faculty, travel info)
OK, did most of the above, though I haven't printed out interview info yet. Right now, I'll print out some interview info (app+travel info)Then, I'll go to the 6.470 competition 6-7:45Then, I'll have dinner with C 8-9I'll come back to lab, print out the rest of interview info and do the canonical pathway comparison.Then, I'll go home, pack and change my sheets.If I have time, I'll work on the concentration code, but I suspect I won't get to it.
Dinner with C went a little late.I've printed out most of the interview info, just need to print out 3 more research summaries and organize it all in a folder. Then I'll do the canonical pathway comparisons. I'm really into my work, so I might work on the concentration code a bit also.
Running behind already, so here we goTaxesFAFSAProfileCall MG, Fax data
I am feeling a bit anxious and I while I have been working, I don't feel like I have accomplished anything. The early part of the morning was spent off task and I need to catch up. I am going to set up instant boss to stagger breaks with work.
Even though I have been plugging away at it, I am now fully aware of all that I must get done by Friday - which includes having results for the 2006 taxes done! I am getting there, but being a bit of a perfectionist I realize, and it is getting in my way! I REALLY want to take tomorrow off, but I don't think that I can without upsetting my boss, especially as I was out for my kids last friday.
I have eaten a huge amount of Brie today and everything I have on feels tighter: this is definately anxiety eating, in addition to cold weather eating. I have not been acting out that way to this extent for a while, so I want to own up to it here in the hopes that my desire will disapate if I am not eating behind my own back.
I was happy that I only gained 1/2 lb. after my ice cream and chocolate binge on Saturday.
Imagine this: 2006 taxes still unfiled, still incomplete, still confusing, still frightening in case it will cost lots of money. Then 2007 taxes, which must have 2006 info, must be extimated by Friday. File FAFSA, then the Profile for private univerisities for financial aid, both due on, you guessed it, Friday Add in foreign tax returns that don't come out until July. Add one fearful, obstinant, perfectionistic procrastinator and stir. I will be bald by Friday.
okay, the papers that were scattered all over the bedroom are now neatly in standing folders in a box. Now I must must tackle each tax category for 2006. I WILL prevail....
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