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Friday 5 February 2010
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CI Do It Now Fri 4:00 feb 5
Make a schedule A++++
FL ahsnim alodeg FL sign up A DONE
J lib books call A
Call R Wmn B+ DONE!!!1
call back Y Meadows B DONE
Call R K about M B DONE
send check to RT's son B+ DONE!!!!!
update lp's and hw B- DONE
note to Dr Z about RH B
check to dr g M's 250 and ??? B DONE PT
appt w/DR G?? B DONE
reunion Alex B CALLED
PROGRESS NOT PERECTION
pry learn speed minutes am pages reflect on MY
errands, email calls pay $ make $ plan Hisbds Self stuff
call Jay F DB
8 eat 9 L H
10 M, H
2 calls bills
4 learn H GM L H
6 dinner 7 L H
8 bedtime 9 L hsds
Thondiel on Fri
Today I will:
tiptree 1:15 PM CI
- implement preferences fix
- prepare pref. fix for integration testing
- implement institution change
- impl. fix for cert. bug
- reproduce modality bug
- practice piano
- return DVDs
- buy a headset
- read 50 pp. Beagle novel
- finish DbC
- clean office
Last night I went to a large annual AA event and had a wonderful time, then came home and turned on the computer at 11pm which violates my boundary of no computer after 9pm. I rationalized that I was unlikely to arise early enough today to meet some deadlines that needed "only a few minutes" more work to complete and send. Need I say more? So today started on only 4 hours sleep...yet somehow (clement ikwym) today it feels easier to believe in God's forgiveness and sufficiency than it does most days. And I've accomplished 90% of what I needed to do by this time of the day. Yay God!
Right now I need to prep for a 4hr team call this afternoon, then look at the coming days and pray for knowledge of the next right thing to do, and the power to carry it out. I need to figure out how to get in and out of DC next week in the midst of their expected 3rd consecutive blizzard ... ack!
Catch y'all later....Gratefully, Agnus
Cal20 checking in
"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
ScottK CI 10:49
Read/respond to Marlene
2) eMail (or write) re: lease 3) Check with Jean re: Pat; contact her
4) Re-ping at least 3 contacts
5) Check Jobs
6) Write job application addendum, fax
Good morning! I was late to work this morning, and I'm late checking in, but that's cool cause I have already worked 50 hours this week! I'm gonna make this a short day but still get my MITs done. I've had a pretty productive week so far in spite of being tired. The weird thing is that every day I told myself "ok, I'm tired so I'm going to make a shorter todo list and just focus on what's most important today." Maybe I need to do that every day!
So off I go to make a shorter todo list and focus on what's most important!
UPDATE 4:30 again a pretty good day, but I keep finding myself panicking over Project V. and thinking 'this should have been finished already!'. But I'm also remembering to stop thinking that way, detach the emotional factor from the work, and just get back to work. Getting all emo about the work is what leads to this whole procrastination problem anyway, so just don't do it, Jo. Just figure out what needs to be done next, and then do it. Easy, right??
Every time you get up and get back in the race, one more little piece of you starts to fall into place - (from "Stand" by Rascal Flatts)
kromer 9:35 CI
Having a bit of a hard time today...again, I feel like I have more work than I can possibly get done, and so I'm tempted to do nothing.
OK, here's what I need to do today:
*BrdU/HU injections, ask where mice are (have made some progress on this)
*Clean and look at slides
Finish 2 pset problems, email about 3rd, write 1/2 of 4th (have made good progress on this)
*Email prospective students, email about deacon retreat (will do this soon)
*Write and post answers to tutorial
OK, right now I'm going to finish up the 2 pset problems. Should take me about an hour. Heading to the chatbox to get this done.
Rexroth Check In
Up and out to travel show - the show was largely a waste of time but I did not know that before I went and I am glad I got out of the house to go there.
Deal with post and emails
Exercise for psychology group and write up
Write up needs and wants and journal
Think what else - I suspect there is plenty
Rexroth Check Out
Done above and
Bath and washed hair
Gone through all leaflets from show and thrown almost all out
One load of washing done and hung up
And so to bed
CL daily overcoming
today feels SOOOOO much different than m-w this week or last week or week before.
sure, it's 10 am and i've made some bad choices. But those other days, such behavior was a death sentence. I was never going to break out of my procrastination cycle, and i was going to get fired, and nothing was ever going to change.
But, today, i know i made a mistake, and i know i have the strength to correct it. I can turn this day around, starting now. I have hope.
I can not explain why i had the change. It felt like some switch went on yesterday morning, and i started feeling hopeful again.
9:35 10min ci :)
10min emerg email only / ck mtgs (mtg@1pm) :)
30min quiet time
10min work plan
the touch of the master's hand: http://procrastinators-anonymous.org/node/1898#comment-27748
"fall down seven times, get up eight" - japanese proverb
Clement, this is great to
Clement, this is great to read :)
Show up (done)
Want to get "centered" and a more pleasant mood. I have been "showing up" daily with a friend on line by writing 3 gratitudes daily. I want to commit to at least a weekly show up at PA, and try to feel it is ok to transfer my "daily show up" at PA, if that makes any sense.
Done, still want to walk.