11:12 AM: Okay, have already handled legitimate email, phone calls, and some gratuitous email and news viewing. Time to get serious.
Goal 1: 11:20 AM - 1:20 PM: Work on one of two 'big bear' cases left. Didn't get much done yesterday, want to finish one today, one tomorrow. Can work on shorter ones later in the afternoon. Getting rid of these would be *the* major remaining load off. Back to report later.
1:04 PM: Very little progress. Feeling plenty of anxiety. Have had some legitimate incoming phone calls which broke my concentration (and provided relief) and which I used as an excuse to dawdle. Back to it.
Goal 2: 1:10 - 3:10 PM: Work on this bearish case report.
Goal 3: 3:10 - 4:30 PM: Break for late lunch.
Goal 4: 4:30 - 7 PM: If necessary, continue to work onheinous case report. If finished, work on 'regular' cases.
Goal 5: Leave at 7 PM.
Praying 4 more change- dont forget to rest. Just a thought- don;t answer any phone calls.
The Hero's Code:
Show up. Pay Attention. Speak the Truth. Let Go of the Outcome.
Procrastinator's code - unrealistic assumptions that perpetuate delaying everything I do should go easily and without effort there's a right answer and I'll wait till I find it.
"Self-critical, catastrophic and apprehensive thoughts can make it impossible to move beyond the inevitable obstacles of daily living." Stay out of your head!!
Show up (done) I am always amazed how sometimes a door will open just by showing up and looking up . So grateful for this site as my springboard to willingness.
I want to thank my Higher Power for this program this website, the telephone and online meetings, and my life.
I also want to thank tuffi for leading us for today
Things I have done today
1. Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting
2. Received phone calls from 12-Steppers
3. Went to the 8:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting
4. Went to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA meeting
5. Went to the 10:30 a.m. telephone 12-Step meeting
6. Ate breakfast
7. Sent out five e-mail
8. Prayer and meditation
Things I will do today
1. Take shower
2. Put suntan lotion on
3. Get dressed
4. Read Big Book
5. Read Business book
6. Make bed
7. Wash dishes
8. Put some things up
9. Read 12-Step literature
10. Work on my Second Step in another 12-Step fellowship
11. Eat dinner
12. Go to a 3:00 p.m. telephone CLA meeting
13. Go to work
14. Called about my book from the library
That's all I have
Today I haven't had a great start to the day...went to bed late last night, slept in until 8:30 (rather than 6:15!), did some spiritual reading but didn't get a chance for quiet/prayer time, got distracted a bit in lab, and am just now settling down to work.
However, I know from PA that I can start my day over any time. So, I'll try putting that into practice now.
Scheduled: mtg 4:30-5:30
*Read chpt. on DNA rep (mostly done), find asc refs
*Notes from 3 mtgs (have taken notes from 1)
*Deal w/ VAD
*Work 2 hrs on revision (have done 30 min)
*Deal w/ WM
*Email Re: cooler
*Clean up bench
*Read 2 of MK's papers
O, this is a lot but I know I can make progress! Going to go away from the computer and read the chapter on DNA rep now.
Working at home today and getting a late start on work after going to the gym and stopping by the grocery store. Off to make todo list! Back shortly.
UPDATE Noon: not such a great morning. I got through my email and planning, then took a long break to help my daughter get ready for a trip to the city, Took a few minutes then to get back on track but I'm here now and getting work done
'You become what you think about most of the time.' - Brian Tracy
tuffl, thanks for starting!
Update 11:21: Started slow this morning but got some momentum during the last 2 hours
Update 2:41: Working through some tasks but ran into some challenges and need help to complete.
Tasks at work (8AM-5PM):
-Ask G about drawing for project 1 [DONE]
-Check out control boxes to make sure they are usable [DONE]
-Get dimensions for load from ME
-Update reliability information [Partially Completed]
-Get simulation for project 1 running [DONE]
-Get simulation for project 1 running as needed [Partially Completed]
-Read and refresh on failure analysis [Partially Completed]
-Calculate power for component [DONE]
Tasks after work (5PM-Sleep)
-Pick up suit from dry cleaner [DONE]
-Buy container from Home Depot [DONE]
-Respond to out-of-state friends [DONE]
-Put up craigslist ads to sell old couch and tv [DONE, by GF]
-Put up ebay listing to sell shoes
-Go through another box of stuff from my parents house (if time permits)
-Solder earphone connector back together (if time permits) [DONE]
-Clean car interior (if time permits)
clean place and look for charger
fill up tank and drop off books
Check and see if big dog books has the text books, if not liberry
charge cell, either downtown or at class
work on thumbnails for class
8:30 - 3pm
call motercycle place
leave for home
OK I am reading for the next 2 and half hours then
20 mins washing up
Look for jobs
Send 1 CV
Pay CT - V urgent
Thanks for starting the thread tuffl
Up prayer and reflection
Researched dentist topics on web and decided it would be better to see someone who know what they are doing
Out to dentist my mouth tastes vile and I need to sort it out before I go abroad next Wednesday and I am panicing and have an appointment this afternoon
Back to rest as I did not sleep much last night
Out to dentist
Mail when/if it comes
Checked todo list before going away - new things seem to appear but it is getting shorter
Out to dentist and nothing wrong and it was as well to know for sure
Stop by pharmacist for medicines
Mail dealt with - sometimes the bin is useful
Trying to relax a bit I'm very tired
Eat I haven't for a long while
Rest and take it easy
Above and tidied and sorted a bit
Planned work for tomorrow
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep
i'm glad that i'm back to the regular check in. it really helps to figure out what i want to do each day and not just waste day after day. yesterday i wrote a job application and an email to a friend and i felt really good after that. i had forgotten how it feels when i've achieved something important. trying to build on this today.
DONE check in
DONE check emails - ahem. spent 2 hours surfing the internet. not so good.
DONE feed the cat
DONE wash the dishes
write emails to L, L, I
DONE read the news
DONE make a backup
DONE feed the cat again
reorganise computer - in progress
call DONE + meet with M DONE
DONE call B - tried 4x, no answer
DONE prepare diner
that's what i can think of in the moment. for now i'll focus on getting these things done and will amend the list later on.
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