Despite the fact that I practically stopped eating vegetables and got 2.5 hours of sleep on one night, I’m wrapping up this week (figuratively speaking; I still have a good four hours of work left in me) with a much better overall feeling.
Things I am happy about:
- One thing about insomnia — I get a lot done! I got a lot of those personal project/obligation type things done that had been niggling away in my brain’s back burner on the night I couldn’t sleep. I also drafted several “emergency” blogs to post on days when I’m tired, uninspired, or freakishly busy. I think this freed me up to focus on everything else.
- Three days of using the Emergent Task Timer helped me to see that yes, I was actually working and getting things done. A nice feeling.
- Projects: Big Project #1 has finally wrapped up; a slight holdup that was a bit frustrating at the beginning of the week, but I feel that I came through strong and that everyone involved was happy. Big Project #2 is making good progress.
- Outside of billable stuff, I also spent time working on my branding stuff and also worked on a new side business I’m trying to start (must draft blog about this later). I got to read and learn and try out DOM scripting, which was fun.
- For the first time, I filled in all the bubbles on my daily calendar sheet for proper food eaten and all routines checked off. I was shooting for success one day a week but that seems ambitious now.
- I blogged a lot.
- Harp lesson on Tuesday – I played poorly, but was happy that my teacher and I made a plan for what specific exercises to work on. Didn’t practice at all on Wednesday, but finally practiced for almost an hour on Thursday!
- I ran 15 and 18 minutes in a row this week.
The only thing that I am unhappy about is that I way underestimated the amount of time it would take for the first design phase of a new client project I took on. I hate to disappoint when it comes to meeting timelines.
Things to think about for next week:
- My daily schedule is a pretty solid ideal to shoot for on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Tuesdays and Thursdays, when Steve has class and we start the day a little later, is something I still need to work out.
- I never did process my client roadbumps in a blog. Maybe I will, maybe I won’t. But I do need to at least think about how to help the project move along more quickly.
- I have found that I have very poor self-discipline when it comes to only blogging for a set period of time. Once I start, I want to finish! Maybe just for ONE week, I will try sticking to a set period of time and see how it goes.
- Stay the course… my ideal schedule, routines, etc., will only “work” if I make them work and try to stick to them.
Have a great weekend!