I can keep starting I can take one small step courage wisdom serenity
Late check-out. I gotta do better tomorrow. A girl needs her sleep. ::wink::
If I can't do it perfectly, I'll do it anyway. If I can't do it all, I'll do some. If I do nothing, nothing gets done."I don't feel like it" is a poor excuse for sacrificing your dreams.
I've been on a major procrastination binge today.... >.<
I'm going to try to get going tonight with microbursts....I NEED to finish my annotated bibliography TONIGHT.
If any of you are praying people will you please pray for me? I'm taking 6 classes (plus working) right now, and I'm feeling really overwhelmed... I need help staying on track... (i'll probably post this tomorrow, too...)
its not even wednesday anymore....
i'm making slow but steady progress.....
25 sources is a lot....gahh...
Hi Pro Buddies & Snoopy!
This morning I took some things to the new condo and drank some juice. Showered at gym & got ready for work. Did some projects this morning. Went to activity at lunchtime, then ate lunch. In the afternoon, a whole bunch of projects came in at the same time ((sigh)). Did what I could, then stayed late & worked on a couple more assignments. Had dinner, then came home. Had to wait a long time for the appliance store to call me about what time my washer & dryer will be delivered tomorrow. Next: surf the Net a bit; will try to do only 1 or 2 more things.
Have a great night, everyone! :)
Thank you, gals & guys, for being here! :)
Hi pro amigos,
I just scrolled through yesterday's & today's check ins -- wow! You all have been productive!
I have a bunch of things to do this evening, but before I do anything else, I need to write & mail two cards (one sympathy, one get-well) that I have been putting off for days! I know it's not going to take that long to do them, I just need to do them.
So, I'll do those next and then I can make dinner (I'm hungry, so that should be a good incentive!)
Jeez, that only took, what, twenty-five minutes total? And that included looking up two addresses. And it wasn't even painful or anything.
Time for dinner now.
Today I made another good example of my ability to achieve:
But here's the clincher:
How awesome is that!? I am excited beyond belief. I never thought I'd have the capacity to even consider speaking to a promoter, never mind actually doing it, I am stoked stoked stoked.
Achievement feels so good.
I have written and thought so much today:
A Great silence overcomes me, and I wonder why I ever thought to use language
I've been procrastinating checking in and the day has taken off without me! Yikes! I am starving, need to stop and eat lunch. Bookending that I will come back and post at least the day's "Done" list, to stick with my Step 3 commitment.
OK, back: today I got up early, Step 11, great sponsor talk, meal prep, stretching, pet care, J assist, kitchen cleaned, Mom call, started work at 9:17 am. Felt sorta bad that I dressed for exercise then did not go! (there's still time...). Before I could check in here I got a business call that stretched 2 hours. I moved stuff so guys could move a heavy desk out, then rearranged my home office to be much more efficient. I checked in here then ate, prepped and attended meeting for an ailing colleague - glad to but many unplanned MUTs. Reported on meeting, allocated hours, planned tomorrow, called J (@dr all day poor guy), checked back here now.
I want to email T my pic for the website, walk TJ, prep and eat a healthy dinner, and get to my 12-Step meeting early enough to feel like I belong instead of dashing in at the last minute and feeling behind for the first 10 minutes of the meeting. Then I want to come home, run TJ and enjoy J until 10 pm bedtime. I want to repeat the bedtime routine I did last night, which felt healthy (wash, moisturize, brush...basically act like someone who cares about oneself a bit).
The people with the office for rent are away until tomorrow so I felt sorta justified in procrastinating the scary task of renting my first away-from-home office space and beginning the process of hiring my first FT employee... uuurgh...I am not a good judge of people and this really scares me. Just 'fessing my procras on this.
I need to relax when this happens and trust my HP has MITs too - which, on any given day, may or may not line up exactly with mine. And Who, in any case, loves me relentlessly anyway.
Today is my day off school, so I hope to be very productive. I have 3 big things to do today:
MIT/MUT :: Annotated Bibliography on the history of posters (this may take a lonnnngg time, depending on how hard it is to find information.
3 pm - 7 pm :: Rehearsal
After rehearsal: bake pie for "food" photo shoot tomorrow.
if time allows: make progress on Typo assignment.
- folder/case/export stuff
- 1433 - public/private case config
- 1436 - tinymce improvement/upgrade
x 1431 in test
- 1186 -- look at thumbnail impl
- slow query log change for up
- ask g. about m.v.c. sync
- fix repo modify
- clock 8 hours b/w 1 pm and midnight (1 to 6 + 9 - 12)
- walk dog
- read 25 pp
- clean for 1/2 hr
MIT#1: Review today's tasks Update 9 AM: finished
MIT#2: Spend 60 minutes on Project K-5 Update 9AM: Working on... Update 9:20 PM: Shipped
MIT#3: Spend 60 minutes on Project P0901 Update 9:20 PM: Made a bunch of calls on that today.
MIT#4: Spend 30 minutes on Project D-G
I want to check in at least every hour.
Update 9 AM: Making progress, but I'm feeling lots of mental distraction...
Update 10:30 AM: Worked on MIT#2 but lots of distractions. Ended up dithering unproductively for an hour during a 90-minute work session.
Now taking a break to go to PO and the bank, then on to MIT#3, which I've been on for 30 minutes or so.
Update 1:50 PM: The last few hours have been unproductive.
Resuming now work on MIT#3.
Update 4:15 PM: Well, some progress on MIT#3. Also lots of... Dithering and distraction. I'm really not sure why.
Update 9:20 PM: Finished MIT #2. Finished calls for MIT #3
The Hero's Code:
Show up. Pay Attention. Speak the Truth. Let Go of the Outcome.
Having a really hard time getting going this morning, and the amount of work I have feels overwhelming. But I just need to take it one task at a time, and get done as much as I can.
*Mtg w/ NM
*Finish lit. search and writeup (may not get a chance to meet today, but I definitely need to email this out)
*Finish problem set
*check cultures and replica plate if necessary
*Read 1 article and spend 1 hr thinking about project
*Write 1 pg on PF's project
*Find lost library book!
*Read CSB100 papers
*Figure out how to transfer data btwn partitions
*Email about Harambee
*list of Q's from lab members
*Get results for 2 datasets
OK, this feels unmanageable, I'm going to start with something easy, and spend an hour finishing up the problem set. Then I'll check back in and finish the lit. search. Then I'll check back in, head to lab and check on cultures. Then I'll see where I stand...
Running a bit behind, but I've finished 1 MIT, finishing pset. I think now I'd better head to lab, so I can check on cultures and replica plate if necessary, and still have time to go to toastmasters. After stopping by NM's lab, I'll finish the lit. search if I can. I'll also make sure I have the latest version of my writeup/notes on my laptop.
Update 12;10--tidied my room (and found lost library book), went to lab, checked on cultures and started some new ones, I'll need to replica plate around 5. Then I had lunch and a short break. Now I'm going to send a couple emails, start reading a paper for NM's project and go to toastmasters. After toastmasters, I'll spend an hour thinking/reading about NM's project, then go to probability class, then meet w/ NM, then replica plate, then make sure I have the latest version of writeup/notes on my laptop, return library book, print CSB100 papers, and head home for dinner.
I went to toastmasters, spent about 45 min thinking about NM's project, went to probability class, met with NM, replica plated, returned library book, then took about a 30 min break.
I'm really feeling unmotivated, but I still have lots of work to do to finish MITs. I'm going to go print papers and make sure I have the latest version of writeup/notes on my laptop, then I'm going to spend about 20 more min thinking about NM's project, then I'm going to head home, go grocery shopping and hav dinner. After that I'll finish lit search and check back in.
I printed papers, made sure I had latests version of notes, thought about NM's project and took notes on what I'd done in lab, headed home, went shopping, had dinner, did the dishes...and then collapsed for an hour. It's understandable that I did that after a long day...but really frustrating when I have so much work to get through!
I really need to get PT's project off my plate, and it's been such a battle to get it done. Then end is in site though! I'm going to at least get the lit. search done (just go through 20 more abstracts and I'm finished!) and microburst the write-up tonight (open what I've done so far, read over, write 2 sentences, close)
I also realize that reading the CSB100 papers is really urgent. So I'm going to do that tonight, even though it wasn't on my MIT list.
Finally, I'd really like to get through half of a paper from NM's lab.
And I need to be in bed by a reasonable time tonight, because I should be in lab by 8:15 tomorrow (which requires leaving home at 7:45).
I'll work in the chatbox to keep myself on track.
Kromer, You can do it. Take a look at the lyrics from Mary Mary, "Get Up." below.
If you get a chance, download the song and make it happen NOW! I'm off to the bank, post office, and store to pick up my shampooer/vacuum. YOU CAN DOOO ITTT NOW!
Mary Mary Get Up Lyrics
Rest n’ pause
Shoulda, coulda, woulda done
What are you afraid of?
Don’t you know what you’re made of?
One of God’s greatest creations
Take this invitation now
‘Cause you can’t stop
Got a lot to do
Don’t sit there
If you wanna get there
Clocks don’t stop and
Time won’t wait
What do you say?
It’s your dreams
So don’t you
Welcome to the rest of your life
from now on, just try
to live more, want more, work a little harder
dance more, laugh more, be a little smarter
hug a little longer, love a little stronger
you’ve been down but now it’s time to
‘Cause you can’t stop
Got a lot to do
Don’t sit there
If you wanna get there
Clocks don’t stop and
Time won’t wait (2x)
One more time, Say…
Get Up (x9)
ooh, I gotta get that song. I just heard Mary Mary for the first time in Second Life (one of my major procrastination tools, but it has its good points too) While we're on the subject of inspirational songs, one of my new faves is Paul Weller's "Brand New Start:
I'm gonna clear out my head
I'm gonna get myself straight
I know it's never too late
To make a brand new start
I always start to panic if I get behind my schedule, and today I've already started doing that! Crap! Well, today, I want to just accept that I've failed and start again with new hope.
--exercise and shower
--call office about appointment
--GSG work till 10
the rest I can't count on until I find out what time that appointment is. Would you believe I signed up for an academic advising time slot for today without writing down the time? :blush:
well, here I go!
had one of my best days in a while yesterday. did time logging and ci all thruout the day. the timer helped, but in the past i had ignored it frequently.
8:20 : catch up here.
8:40 (20min) : ok done. now set mits. set timer. back at 9.
11:30 (3hrs) : 2 big interruptions, both work and non-work. Back to setting MITs. set timer for 11:45.
11:45 (15min) : mit's almost set. not too hard today. ci 12noon
11:55 (10min) : mit's set. 5 min til ci.
12noon (5min) : working on mit 3. going well. ci 12:15.
12:15 (15min) : mit 3 going well. ci 1230.
12:30 (15min) : mit 3 done. mit 4 now.
12:45 (15min) : mit 4 on the way. a bit of a snag, so i dont want to linger here. Some quick updates then quiet time.
1pm (15min) : notes on mit 4. HP willing, dont get caught up on notes. then quiet time.
1:35 (35min) : about 15 min distraction. 'net cnxn crashed. now quiet time. Many deep breaths today.
2:40 (65min) : some distraction, then quiet time. Went pretty well, not as deep as some other times. Now admin.
4pm (1h20min) : admin took too long, but most of it was necessary. Anyway, back to work.
5:30 (90min) : home/family tasks. some work on mit 4. containuing for a few min...
Good morning friends,
First and Foremost, I gratefully thank the Energy Source that has returned my soul back to me with compassion and has given me the ability to rise and jump into a Proactive Day.
All, have a wonderful day. We have to laugh at ourselves as we fight with our minds to get things done. I've defeated my mind yesterday in getting the majority of my task done. I was victorious and it was fun. My mind has been programmed to know that I have taken control and will get these things done today.Be Safe and stay motivated!Chotrain-
I'm looking forward to getting up bright and early and starting a new proactive adventure. God Bless all!
small corresp.done;more done, this turns into a diversion, but it was better to do it now soon than have it hang over my head (affirmation: it feels good to do things now)
feedback 1: some done for now; feedback 2: doing getting bogged down, commit to 15 minutes and take detached attitude-otherwise correcting stuff drains my energy too much
15 minutes done AARGHHHH This could take all day. I need to let go and say the result is up to the other person and I cannot be resonsible for fixing everything. One more burst of work, then maybe outdoor exercise and back to MY UTs- FINISHED____an example of the kind of task that could become vast and I was right not to let it.
I left my desk after the task above. I'd ignored my bad cold, and decided I needed to look after myself. Working under the duvet. I have done some things which is better than just nothing, though not the things on my list.
Thursday morning: A late start. Help me forgive myself and be present and productive in the moment, now setting my day-list
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