Monday, February 1, 2010

Thing a Day

I've got to be honest, I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed recently. I feel like my to-do list is too large scale. Now, since it often helps during these times if I focus, if I break things into chunks, I'm going to do exactly that as my challenge for this month. I'm going to look at what I want to do and make it into really, really little parts. Then I get more check marks on my list and a clearer sense of making progress.

For February, I'm going to plan a week at a time and give myself a list of at least one specific thing to do each day. 28 days = 28 goals. They won't all be writing goals, but I'll be aiming to get a check mark every day. Depending on the week, I'm also going to have one or two floating/bonus goals.

Without further ado, here's this week.

  • Monday: Meet with Cindy and send my thesis to Forth Collins. (first check mark of the week!)
  • Tuesday: Grade all pending homework for my classes and prepare peer review forms for their first project.
  • Wednesday: Finish typing up my latest story.
  • Thursday: Go to poetry reading on campus.
  • Friday: Grade at least one class's rough drafts.
  • Saturday: Submit a story for publication.
  • Sunday: Take photos of earrings I've made recently.
  • Floating goal: Do a total of 9 miles on the elliptical at the gym this week.

Are you up for joining me?


Debbie said...

Tick marks are our friends.

Jenny said...

Not to be confused with ticks--which are not our friends