Did pretty well with work yesterday, but didn't leave work at the
desired time, instead working late again. So that remains a goal, to
leave at a reasonable time that permits good progress at work but also
allows for trying to build a life away from work.
Today I am
feeling stuck because I have a daunting case to review and summarize in a
meaningful (I hope) report. It's complicated, and I feel quite anxious
about it. However, I can't keep putting it off, nor can I sit trying to
avoid it. I need to get it behind me so I can tackle other tasks. I have
already taken an early lunch, so there should be a good chunk of time to wrok on this. (Glancing at the Outlook calendar, I also just realized I missed a meeting today because I was busy stressing in my office over this. Oh, well, have to let it go.)
I will try to break
it into blocks, with interspersed "normal" cases to help keep stress
down and so I can feel that some progress is being made into today's
work and yesterday's leftovers. This case is blocking the line and
preventing positive flow.
Goal 1: "Warm up" with a leftover case from yesterday that seems straightforward
Goal 2: Spend 30 minutes on tough case
Goal 3: Do another "mellow" case
Goal 4: Spend another 30 minutes on tough case. Hopefully that will get it to a point where I can at least write something preliminary and request whatever additional information I will need to complete it another day. If not, continue to alternate "mellow" cases with this complex one until I reach that reasonable stopping point.
Goal 5: Continue working in 30 minute increments, with hourly breaks to get up and move around.
Goal 6: Break for early dinner, since lunch was quite early.
Goal 7: Continue after dinner until 7:30 PM.
Goal 8: Organize from 7:30 to 8 PM
Goal 9: Leave at 8 PM
I am also printing this out so I don't lose sight of the plan.
Back to report tomorrow.
I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone and online meetings, and my life.
I want to thank Hypatia for starting this trend.
Things I have done today
1. Went to the 5:45 a.m. telephone ACA meeting
2. Went to my 8:30 a.m. doctor's appointment
3. Ate breakfast
Things I will do today
1. Go to the 11:30 a.m. telephone PA check-in
2. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting
3. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone CLA meeting
4. Go to the 2:30 p.m. telephone PA check-in
5. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone CLA meeting
6. Go to the 4:30 p.m. telephone PA check-in
7. Prayer and meditation morning and evening
8. Take shower
9. Get dressed
10. Sweep stuff in a pile
11. Pick up stuff off the pile
12. Clear tables near the computer
13. Wash dishes
14. Send out Al-Anon literature for today
15. Do numbers
16. Go to work at 5:30 p.m.
17. Go to the 10 p.m. telephone CLA meeting
18. Go to the 11 p.m. telephone ACA meeting
19. Cook and eat dinner
Thanks for letting me share
Thanks for the starter, Hypatia.
I am feeling a trifle desperate today, as I need to send a sizable check
to the tax collector and I have no money whatsoever. I've been calling
and emailng those who owe me, so far without tangible result. Oh, well.
It could be worse. Today I meet with my life and business coach. Maybe
he'll have ideas. Meanwhile...
Working from home again today, which is nice. I did ok working from home yesterday, hope to do even better today. I was somewhat distracted yesterday as I haven't been working from home much lately and I've forgotten the tricks to staying focused.
I have taken a nice long walk/jog in the park and saw many wild animals this morning; lots of rabbits, a heron, and a couple of deer. I have several meetings/conference calls today and I'm actually on the first one now. Back with todo list for today.
Update 11:30 I have my todo list and I have a lot that really needs to get done today, as well as two more meetings. I have completed 1 of 13 MITs (two of those are conference calls and I can do some multi-tasking during those meetings)
Update 12:15 2 of 13 completed and a long way to go.
12:40 4 of 13 completed
1:30 #5 completed
2:30 #6 completed
3:30 9 of 13 completed . . . I might make it lol
5:00 11 of 13 completed - I'll work on #12 for the next hour, then make dinner, #13 is about planning father's day for this weekend so I will do that tonight after dinner.
No lower priority work will get done today but I didn't expect it to - I'll happy I made it through the MITS!
You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them. Hold them in your mind until they become second nature. - Les Brown
I am feeling a trifle desperate today, as I need to send a sizable check to the tax collector and I have no money whatsoever. I've been calling and emailng those who owe me, so far without tangible result. Oh, well. It could be worse. Today I meet with my life and business coach. Maybe he'll have ideas. Meanwhile...
You've called the IRS and explained right? You don't wanna mess with those people!
But it's a good suggestion. I'll see what else I can come up with first, however. Thanks.
Thanks for the thread Hypatia!
-Figure out fix for low c (test low r, test high r, test add c)
-try to understand s better [DONE]
-check with m [DONE]
-read 1 hr s [DONE]
-add d to sc
After Work 5PM-Sleep:
-go through accounts payable
-send info to flx [DONE]
-check ticket [DONE]
-check yahoo email
-get real quote from homeowners ins
-check how good homeowners ins company is
-buy stuff for dryer vent fix
-get rr going
-fix website look
-make list of cust for email
-checkout hw site
-change out rusted vents downstairs [DONE]
-water plants [DONE]
-get 30 for gas from b
-read initial analysis from flx
-count coins [DONE]
Thanks for starting the thread Hypatia
Woke at 6.30 and looked at the web for 30 minutes and then went back to sleep till past 9.00 I am very tried and didn't check out last night
Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails and post - no post and I was expecting some which I need to get on with issues
Checked and printed an important letter which is not ready to post
Tidied up in the kitchen - I had a large, too large, food delivery yesterday and don't really have enough space for it all
More admin - some is over the old legal/business issues that I had hoped would be sorted and are not - I am not happy about this
Bath and wash hair and go out to evening meeting which normally I would enjoy doing and don't feel like doing at the moment
Spoken to lnadlords on phone to try to sort out problems over service charges
Gone out to meeting and enjoyed it
Prayed and reflected
Bed and sleep
Good morning all!
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