Maybe this isn’t a compassionate or positive enough message for me. Obviously, it hasn’t been working. So adios. 17 months ago
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I did it (well 9:40-12:40.) It was sort of an accident of having a lot of things going on with many people involved and interested in the outcomes. 18 months ago
How exhilarating! I had a clear sense of what I needed to do today (wrote myself an email right before bed to give the big picture and questions that needed to be answered, in order). These tasks are important for the whole company; other people were relying on me and confident in me. Even though I overslept (or maybe because I wasn’t weighed down with breakfast), I attacked the problem. Even though others weren’t around yet to answer my questions, I solved problems from different angles, did different tasks, wrote down what I learned (it’s clearer when I actually organize thoughts on paper—in columns, with arrows), got my hands dirty, put several irons in the fire (thoughtfully, but without agonizing too much over which needs to start first). Enjoyed comic relief, i.e. bonding with friendly co-workers. Even though my brain felt slow sometime, I worked with what I had to move forward from here. Focused on a noon deadline. 19 months ago
Baby steps. I like writing and a certain kind of detail organization, so I got into that this morning. I envision that now that I’m organized, it will be even more satisfying to focus on the top priority project. 19 months ago
Hmm, I did the exact opposite today…. I’ll pretend I’m in another time zone and do the 3 hour stretch after lunch. That’s it! 19 months ago
Today I reached the goal! The pomodoro method (lots of info on that online) didn’t work for me yesterday. The problem is you have these five-minute breaks which stretch too long. Having a deadline after lunch didn’t work to focus me Wendesday(because I was frustrated by lack of perfection in the project and drifted off).
How I did it today? I just did lots of different aspects of work to keep me interested. No, they weren’t perfect, but I brainstormed with others (which I enjoy) and started making headway. When I was working on a less important project, I was conscious of that and tried to either hurry through it or put it aside (but not waste too much time re-prioritizing the important stuff around it). I may have daydreamed a little bit about a recent trip, and made a note about an errand to do, but then gently came back to the work without too much judgment and definitely without looking up “just one website”. Yay! 19 months ago
well today i learned spanish instead of working so hard.
but now it’s time to get on the work bus.. all aboard!!! 19 months ago
What a great idea. from 9 -12 i could get a lot done instead of working when i feel like it.. Might not be a bad thing to start… instead of goofing all day..
then stressing at the last minute because i let my weeks work pile up.. urgh self control/displine is lacking these days!
err. 19 months ago
I checked off the morning work things. Yeah, I did some non-work things, but at least I am saving my silly reward site for later.
I will try to focus on just one thing. Right now, that thing is to be prepared for my work meeting. 20 months ago
Well, I did constructive things. I got my hands dirty. I prioritized work nicely and focused on the top thing until it was almost done! (oops, gotta run finish that…) 20 months ago
Maybe I’m not a morning person. Maybe I see the urgency in the wrong places. Maybe I’m compulsive. 20 months ago
How did I do it? Have early meetings I am trying desperately to prepare for! :) 20 months ago
I started earlier than 9 but then gave myself a too long break. Ack. I think I need to do this for a week before I can say “I’ve done it.” 20 months ago
Yay, I think I did this without noticing. After working on Labor Day, I figured I may as well not waste that progress. OK, and I was prepping for a meeting. Deadlines help. 20 months ago
OK, started at 9:05-ish. Luckily had meetings. Also quite proud of feeling the urge for a little Dear Abby and then just re-focusing. Wow, I’m a great role model! One day at a time. Didn’t even need sugar or caffeine to be “alert”. 20 months ago
I did it! It seems effortless now! I didn’t even need chocolate. I did need a little deadline and a nice mix of different types of activities to do. Tomorrow: go for all-day focus! 21 months ago
I pretty much did this yesterday! I felt the world was patting me on the back!
Today, it will be more like 9:30-11:30, and it will also feel super constructive! I just have to get used to enjoying the process of working, because there aren’t going to be any big epiphanies most likely. 21 months ago
Fail whale. But it’s only Monday. So there are four more days of hope this week. 21 months ago
Worse than usual today (referring to me, the terrible situation of having a job, ?). Thought about work on the drive in. Then seemed to forget all about it. The time log just depresses me. Aaack. 23 months ago
Major fail-whale today, let’s be honest. Ok, I did daily non-work writing first thing (when I got up without hitting snooze!) I’m waffling on committing to the writing now that I’m so uncommitted to work. Aack! I don’t want an avalanche before I leave next week. Aack!
First things first, that’s my favorite new goal! Yes, I add goals when I’m most disappointed with not finishing other ones. But hey, it beats chocolate for soothing myself and living my health value.
Daily time log shows I spend a lot of time socializing. Let’s tone it down, even though hubby encourages it all the time. 23 months ago