This would be Day 7 for this goal. Needed to Pomodoro.
And here is what happened on Thursday:
I was recovering from yet another cold, and my somewhat discouraging Wednesday. But was ENcouraged by the fact that this time my cold seemed like it would be lasting only a few days. Not 10. And it would only be really bad for 1.5 or 2 days. So that’s really progress for me in terms of health (a separate goal I added because I felt I needed to track it, just because I was becoming discouraged at how much time and effort I was needing to spend on it, and how often it seemed to be taking my time and energy away from my other goals.)
I was also encouraged by the fact that it seemed that I would be able to go in the morning to my little volunteer job… the cold would not keep me from that. Yay!
So off I went, and I did my first day of the volunteering. I had taken such good care of myself, no one could even tell I was sick. No coughing or sneezing. I stayed all morning and really had fun (although I was slower at learning things that I would have otherwise been, but that’s fine.)
And what I did while I was there was use the Pomodoro all morning in the office while I was entering data. That was really interesting! That’s the first time I have used it in an office environment. So I got a chance to see how much time in an office environment you actually spend working on assignments, and how much time is spent on interruptions.
I had the rest of the day planned such that I would work on my own personal pomodoros. Really, those are the only pomodoros that count for me right now. I was going to go to the nearby library to do them. I ate the lunch that I brought and headed off.
But, I went to wait for the train and I felt just awful. I tried to rally but I couldn’t. I could see I needed to go home.
Long story short(er), I ended up falling asleep at home in my clothes, and not waking again until 9pm. No personal pomdoros for me. I think I needed sleep more.
So all-in-all, a week of fits and starts. Two steps forward and one step back, as I told another 43T’er. It’s hard for me when I get knocked off the horse all the time with illness, but I need to keep remembering the progress I am making, and also the fact that my health and vigor is getting much better as well.
So I think that although it did not go exactly the way as I’d imagined it in my head when I made the goal, I am going to call this a success and do it again over the next 7 days.