>I think I’m finally getting my work habits and my schedule all straightened out.
OK, it’s now close to midnight and I started my day at 9am and only took off time to a) watch Medium and b) go to Pilates class, so this hasn’t been the best day ever. I still need to work on not letting the teaching prep expand to the length of the waking time left in the day. However, today I did accomplish the following things:
- First things first, I worked on my research for two hours and wrote a single-spaced draft of a page for a short work-in-progress that I have to get in readable shape by Feb. 24. It’s only going to a reading group at that point, so it doesn’t have to be perfect or polished, and in fact is best if it’s not. So I can get it done by then if I keep up this pace.
- Then I spent the rest of the day prepping for my three classes, answering a few e-mails, and only occassionally goofing off online. Two classes are ready to go tomorrow. One is about 2/3 of the way there, and I have tomorrow morning to finish it off, plus take care of other work-related things.
- I also ate green veggies with my dinner. I’m bad at this — or at least cooking them for myself — so I feel like I have to acknowledge to the world that I accomplished it today. 🙂
- And like I said, I also went to Pilates and watch Medium, with which I’m bizarrely obsessed. (I like the Mulder-Scully relationship of Allison and Joe. And I like the naturalism of the relationship in the midst of paranormal story line.)
- And hey, I’m blogging!
So that’s my day. I’m especially proud of doing the research work first, because had I put it off, I would’ve found ways to make the teaching prep take even longer. I think I will also start working on timing my teaching prep to make me do it faster. Much of it takes so long because I drift and daydream and kill time while doing the grunt work of making handouts and lesson plans. I think I might buy an egg timer. It’s not that I think teaching doesn’t deserve more time, but it’s not getting “quality time” necessarily, and I have to make time for doing things like, oh, having a life, cleaning my house, mailing my dad’s already late birthday present — that sort of thing — and doing some of the other work-related tasks I’ve put off (like service oriented stuff that’s easy to let slide).
And now to bed.