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Tuesday 8th January 2013

Let us not take it for granted that life exists more fully in what is more commonly thought big than in what is commonly thought small.

Virginia Woolf

Go well in your tasks big and small 

Vic 1/9/13

Show up (done), just for today i will have a plan, i may not follow it perfectly but i will have a plan, exer

Using the S. Covey goal/tool/resourse site, they have made it even easier to use, it is free/still need pa, but this helps with organization so I thought I would share it here.

Here's the link:

Odette's Tuesday


  1. Make Bed
  2. Brush teeth (1x 2x)
  3. Read SHRED Book
  4. Outline mealplan
  5. Make Grocery List
  6. Go to Walmart
  7. Recycle bottles
  8. Clean refrigerator
  9. Put away groceries
  10. Put away clean clothes
  11. Wash dirty clothes
  12. Put away formerly dirty clothes
  13. Read for Property
  14. Briefs for Property
  15. Double check schedule in planner
  16. Pick up trash


tila - Tues

Busy and stressful day ahead. Will not succumb to the negative! Plan for today: 

  • Most dreaded task 
  • Study - 5 hours (doing right now)
  • NC-So, TA, KS, dry bananas, dinner, laundry, declutter kitchen, l/r
  • Meditation, read 30 mins, DD, pick-up  

gotmusikk's Tuesday

Progress, not perfection.
Consistency over emergencies.
Do the thing that feels healthy, not "shouldy" or escapist.

Check-in @ P.A.
Process my inbox completely

meditate 15 mins.

Complete 1 cycle of 15 minutes each of:
-- dishes
-- clean
-- back exercise/practice
-- massage

12-1 Drive
4-7:15 Teach
7:15-8:15 Drive back

If there’s time after I complete what’s listed above, I will select 2 activities and cycle them in 15 minute bursts.

Things I did well today:

Things I can improve on:

3 things I’m grateful for:


"Do I prefer to grow up and relate to life directly, or do I choose to live and die in fear?"

-- Pema Chodron

clement ci - day 61 attempting abstinence

10:44am : it's been 1hr since i last went off plan. I won't count last night or sleeping. Last night God saved me from a terrible all-nighter of surfing ( or something ) but it was not ideal.

:) ci
:) m task
:) quiet time
:) 11am pa phone mtg
:) r task
:) pj task
:) sort tasks
:) do tasks incl client prep
admin tasks
l task

11:55am : quiet time was Acts 28 and the story of Paul, having been taken prisoner by the Jews for preaching Jesus, he is sent to Rome on appeal. I was greatly encouraged, because the gospel had already spread to Rome, and when believers heard that Paul was there, they traveled from 43 miles away to see him. That means that the gospel is bigger than Paul, bigger than any one person, and in the end really guided by God himself. Now i can feel the urge to do something other than the next task on my list, but it's small, so i can overcome it. God help me.

12:45pm : he did. It's been 3h 1min since i last went off plan. That's a high number for me, but not the highest. next task up. God guide me. I dedicate the next task to you.

1:31pm : it's been 1 min since i last went off task. I decided not to DELVE into a new job posting, cuz i have other imp tasks for today. but i did allow myself to browse. I should have limited that to 5 min, and noticed when some things were hard to search for online and put it off til i could schedule it rationally. New Beginnings!

10:00am next day ( Wed ) : the client prep task took all night. I was impulsive with choices WITHIN that task, but for me not too bad. Still it was off plan and addiction controlling when i did that. I didnt get to the last 2 tasks. Hmm. client prep took longer than i thot, so i dont know if on-plan was to continue to do that MIT or stop and do the other tasks... Need Wisdom to know the difference :D

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


RisingUp Check-In Tues. 1/8


I think I will keep this simple today. Just do the next right action, and it will all fall into place. Trust God. I just have to keep my goals simple or I will feel like I failed. I want to live in peace, not frustration.


Sent slightly uncomfortable email to confirm account

Work 3

Get gas & some food at store

Keep track of: water, meals, supplements

Start job app by 2pm, no matter how much work is done by then

3pm DA

Complete job app by 5pm

Dinner/Reading/Prayer 5-6:30pm

Leave 6:30

Reserve 1/2 hr stretching, 1/2 hour toning (skip walking just for today due to weather)

10pm Work 3




kromer 9:40 CI

Today I have a bunch of mtgs:
*Mtg with adviser
*Group mtg


My boyfriend is getting back from xmas break today, so I'm going to see him!

And, I am going to do some small lab tasks:
*Analyze sequence data
*Check on expts

*Finish small ref section (working on this now)
*Finish first half of easy refs (will do this soon)
*Move data off microscope, deal w/ blocks

Vic 1/8/13

Show up (done), just for today i will have a plan, i may not follow it perfectly but i will have a plan, exer

Thanks have have a maintainence goal site that i use that reminds me daily. Good to get reminder.

movingalong's Tuesday odds and ends

Not listing my M.I.T. (Most Important Tasks) here --
my current M.I.T. are urgent and indelibly engraved upon my brain right now!

This list show tiny little things that need to be done,
in between working on sections of my M.I.T.

These are items carried over from yesterday (Monday).
Now they are my "Tuesday Tiny Tasks" :)
All in code. -- Hope I remember what it all means!

  • Write mfn.
  • Write nj.
  • Write Gn.

  • Thank/update B&CC

  • find out about Caldr.

  • Verify SaInfo
  • Give Sa info to CaSpNaDt

  • Talk to Ca.
  • Send V. to Ca.

  • Notify Nn about Cy.
  • Notify Nn about FM.

  • Notify Dt about Cy
  • Notify Dt about CaSa
  • Dt re: fund to get FM for new Chai and By

  • email By about Cy. (resched for next wk)
  • Tell Cy ByEmail (resched for next wk)
  • Send info to Cy.

  • ask MR about Spcr.

Wow! I got lots of little tasks done.
Unfortunately, I did very little on the M.I.T.
Wednesday will be a better day.

Journey 7:45

Working from home and feeling tired . . .I need to get to bed EARLY tonight and catch up on some rest so I'll have the energy to get my work done!  My husband is recovering from the manflu so he hasn't been sleeping well, which leads to me not sleeping well, but hey I'm just glad I didn't catch that horrible flu.   He's been really sick. 

Anyway, getting a late/slow start this morning and I am going right now to exercise and eat a healthy breakfast.   I'll post todo list here by . . . 9:30ish.

Update 9:45 - I have my todo list but haven't exercised - forgot I had a 9 am conference call!   Here's list:

  • email/calendar
  • plan
  • project o meeting
  • exercise
  • quiet time
  • brunch
  • project m - 1 hour
  • check h
  • check tms
  • project m - 1 hour
  • decide about dinner
  • laundry
  • project m - 1 hour
  • project v planning
  • project o reading if time
  • dinner
  • dishes
  • clip dog toenails
  • filing 5 min
  • vitamins
  • review goals
  • relax/read for an hour before bed
  • added:  call the horrid insurance co.

exercise now - I like to get this done early but better late than never!

Update 6:30 didn't get all the work tasks on my list done but I got a lot done on project M

Now dinner, laundry, a little filing and take vitamins.  Then I'll be done for the day.  oh, and quiet time - it's a bit late but I will still do it.   


Let your purpose rule your day - Steve Chandler

Hypatia's check-in

Morning all!

  • verification
  • AH report
  • catch-up LAC reports
  • meetings
  • in-tray
  • e-mails
  • hospital visit
  • meeting


ms tuesday

thanks for the great starter mole.


  • get t wraping. 
  • look out conectors and pack
  • look out laces
  • speak to p
  • fininh rough draft of all p
  • 2 bursts on essay
  • watch spending
  • eat with self care
  • no napps 


Tuesday ci

Thanks for the starter Mole, I had to read it about four times before I understood it properly but then again I have been up since 6.30am :).

  • Done: HP, dog walk, breakfast
  • Next up: Dr appointment
  • Drop off application
  • Get to a meeting
  • Study!!!!!! Library. A good hour or two.
  • Watch habit code video etc
  • Dinner: something healthy
  • More dog walking :( 
  • Aim to be in bed by 10.30, lights out 11...

I really need to be mindful and take care that I don't fritter away big chunks of time. I am using a calendar now which helps, all the same, it's actions taken not appointments on a piece of paper that count. 

It's an inside job...

@allovertheplace @hazyjane

hi guys

how are getting on with the happinesss project?

it would be good if we could be accountability partners til the 21st


buddy system

Hi jay,

I'm up for it, probably we should post about it on the original thread tho? It's in special projects.


PS, the 21st  is my birthday :)

It's an inside job...


hi jane

sorry i havn't checked in

am doing well with the programme

yes, i will use the original thread



hi jane

sorry i havn't checked in

am doing well with the programme

yes, i will use the original thread


jay's tuesday 8th jan 2013

thank you mole for starting the thread and also for sharing, yes, a reflecting time

to do tuesday

all aimed at getting into a routine and having restful sleep


omline bussiness

check ebay

order prescriptions AM

texts hny

clothes washing

check finances

sort out cash projection ORGANISE MONEY

gym bill

l'woods bill
& check returns & email return


clear out and go through draws of desk, file & shread

listen to happiness and do worksheet



make a healthy shopping list

order supplements

phone r



have a good day everyone Smile


Thinking of you over there Mole! Hope you are all OK.


  • readings
  • HIO
  • tidy
  • take L bday bfast
  • meeting
  • call sponsor
  • go to U
  • finalise application to O
  • send application
  • HIO
  • j ws and print
  • typeand print reciepts
  • lit review start
  • write plan and print
  • print guidelines
  • meet C lunch
  • meet L2
  • pool and gym
  • Half an hour step work evening
  • HIO


EleanorBE's Tuesday List

Hi everyone and many thanks for starting, Mole, especially when things are so tough there. I hope you and your family and friends are safe.

Very odd, I posted a Monday list but it's disappeared. I must not have saved it, when I transferred it from Sunday where I first wrote it late at night. Still, I managed to do it all. 

Tuesday goes: 

Unplanned - MA copying

A's Reference


Plan 5pm session

Get up materials for 5pm session

Copy materials for 5pm session

Ring/write to M to discuss changes to new mod.

Sort how to release C grades and release them

Meet with J. 

Ask N and F if I'm doing workshops tomorrow

If so, copy stuff for workshops

Contact BJ and ask where work is

Contact JW

Hm, so, back here for the new working year and am clearly back to overestimating how much I can get done in a day!

Carry over to tomorrow - 

Before teaching - finish uploading grades

- teach PtI session

- Look at ev. forms for meeting with M

- run 2 x intro workshops

meet with M. 


Mole's check in

I'm trying a different tack this month, allowing for some reflection time. The check-ins have certainly helped me get things done, especially routines of housework, admin etc. it has also helped me to apply myself to my bigger projects. But somewhere in here I lost the question - is this the right project? I watched Randy Pauche's lecture on time management on youTube.. It was salutary to hear how someone with only a few months to live approaches and values time. And this really comes home to me as I am in a haze of smoke from terrible bush fires we are having here with high winds blowing embers across streets and rivers, and new fires starting all the time across the state.


So today I shall have some to dos but not hurry myself.

Morning: focussed reflecting and planning 

review June 2012


prep for Cy 

lunch - healthy and green

Mem to Prov?

Prep for S

Planning for dedicated timeslots.

time with LL and W? 

Check fridge


walk w  C?

eat healthy meal 

bed at 11