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First Barony / Re: Week 29: July 15 - July 21
« Last post by OneWhoDreamz on July 18, 2018, 11:27:54 AM »
Why is my formatting different this time?
I had taken about two weeks off from goal-setting, to help recover from emotional and mental strain. As such I have no goals for last week.
Because I am posting this in the middle of the week (and have forgotten my "ratings" for last week), I am only posting my goals for this week. Any goals with a strike-though means that it was a goal at the beginning of the week and I have completed it before this posting.

Goals for this week.
  • Complete giant coloring page
  • **Health** Practice exersise, tai chi and yoga. Make phone calls one call left.
  • Contact two friends by phone. At least try to contact 1-2 friends by different means.
  • Clean room to where manageable
  • **Finances** - All that it entails.
  • **Blanket** At least one row of medium blue if yarn will allow. Shopping for yarn; if done before week's end, blanket to dark blue one row.
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First Barony / Week 29: July 15 - July 21
« Last post by OneWhoDreamz on July 15, 2018, 10:05:53 PM »
Hello, everyone!
 
Please, answer the following questions to help 1) you set and focus on your goals and 2) provide information so others can help with accountability/motivation.
Your answers can have as little or as much details as you want to share.
 
  • What were last week's goals?
  • How did they go?
  • What are your goals for this week?
  • How productive was last week? (Scale: 1-7. 1 = minimal/not-at-all; 7 = maximum/Master Productivity)
  • Could anything be done be more productive/efficient?
  • How would you rate your wellbeing? (Scale: 1-7. 1 = lowest point, 7=highest point)
  • What would have made it better?
  • Any additional comments?

NOTE:
"Last week" indicates July 8 - July 14.
"This week" indicates July 15 - July 21.
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First Barony / Re: Week 28: July 8 - July 14
« Last post by JuniperGrove on July 09, 2018, 12:49:53 AM »
What were last week's goals?

Cutting back a little from my prior ambitions, see if I get this much all done...

Another lab (already done the second one).
The dry shampoo
At least 5 more small cleaning projects
Install the cash app on my phone
Really deal with the floor. Vacuum, sweep, etc.
Finish transcribing old audio episodes to figure out where I'm actually at.
Plan where to go from there on audio project.
See if there's anything at all I can salvage from unpublished stuff I've already done before recording more.
Additional paying work.

A friend also gave me a sort of additional project/assignment.

I checked, and I'm down to 45 to-dos, and I wanna hit something like 26 if I can.


How did they go?


I... got SOME vacuuming done?
Seriously, I got 0 else done, and I haven't even added all my to-dos over the 45 to my to-do list because I'm ashamed. So several are just on a paper list. I didn't even do all my dailies. I mostly just was... uh, let's say having a severe mental health crisis. Severe.


What are your goals for this week?


Same as above, plus some additional cleaning / meditation time this week, the latter hopefully helping with the mental health symptoms among other things. I'm mostly just posting this early in the week to get back to a Sunday / Monday posting time.


How productive was last week? (Scale: 1-7. 1 = minimal/not-at-all; 7 = maximum/Master Productivity)


1. Just... 1.


Could anything be done be more productive/efficient?

If I was smart, not spending time with the people who sent me into this mental tailspin.
But unfortunately I'm not that smart.


How would you rate your wellbeing? (Scale: 1-7. 1 = lowest point, 7=highest point)


3.


What would have made it better?

The mental health got worse, but the conversations I had this week also made some other things click into place. Nonetheless.................. Same as for productivity.


Any additional comments?


Never trust D&D DMs who cosplay as Deadpool.
Trust me on this. It's weirdly relevant.
No I will not explain further.
Just take it on faith.
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First Barony / Week 28: July 8 - July 14
« Last post by OneWhoDreamz on July 07, 2018, 06:23:34 PM »
Hello, everyone!
 
Please, answer the following questions to help 1) you set and focus on your goals and 2) provide information so others can help with accountability/motivation.
Your answers can have as little or as much details as you want to share.
 
  • What were last week's goals?
  • How did they go?
  • What are your goals for this week?
  • How productive was last week? (Scale: 1-7. 1 = minimal/not-at-all; 7 = maximum/Master Productivity)
  • Could anything be done be more productive/efficient?
  • How would you rate your wellbeing? (Scale: 1-7. 1 = lowest point, 7=highest point)
  • What would have made it better?
  • Any additional comments?

NOTE:
"Last week" indicates July 1 - July 7.
"This week" indicates July 8 - July 14.
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First Barony / Re: Week 27: July 1 - July 7
« Last post by JuniperGrove on July 05, 2018, 03:07:50 AM »
What are your goals for this week?

FINISH THE LAB WORK - TODAY.
Drive an old lady to the local VA to file important paperwork on Thursday.
Finishing dry shampoo is no longer on hold - also must be done this week.
Need to figure out and install the cash app on my phone too, since the person paying me for it won't use paypal for some silly reason, and I'm probably going to do other work for this person in future.
Really deal with the floor. Vacuum, sweep, clean it with a paper towel and all purpose cleaner, go over the carpet with a rubber soled shoe to get the cat hair into little piles (works weirdly well), something. Anything.
Back up some files for a friend.
Finish transcribing old audio episodes to figure out where I'm actually at.
Plan where to go from there on audio project.
See if there's anything at all I can salvage from unpublished stuff I've already done before recording more.
Try to do at least another 25 hours worth of additional paying work.
Also, if I can, two small sewing projects.

I'm currently sitting on 54 to-dos, and while some may be added, of the ones there at this time, I only want to see 38 of them left by Sunday, at a maximum.

How did they go?


Well... The lab work bugged out but got done, after a fashion. For the rest...
Yes.
No.
No.
Partially.
Partially.
No.
No to all the rest... except sewing.

Down to 46ish todos.

What are your goals for this week?


Cutting back a little from my prior ambitions, see if I get this much all done...

Another lab (already done the second one).
The dry shampoo
At least 5 more small cleaning projects
Install the cash app on my phone
Really deal with the floor. Vacuum, sweep, etc.
Finish transcribing old audio episodes to figure out where I'm actually at.
Plan where to go from there on audio project.
See if there's anything at all I can salvage from unpublished stuff I've already done before recording more.
Additional paying work.

A friend also gave me a sort of additional project/assignment.

I checked, and I'm down to 45 to-dos, and I wanna hit something like 26 if I can.

How productive was last week? (Scale: 1-7. 1 = minimal/not-at-all; 7 = maximum/Master Productivity)


6

Could anything be done be more productive/efficient?


While I didn't have perfect productivity for the things I listed last week, I got a LOT done overall, cleaning a lot of things and knocking off around 30 to-dos (some also got added).

How would you rate your wellbeing? (Scale: 1-7. 1 = lowest point, 7=highest point)


4

What would have made it better?


I was doing okay but I'm having seriously bad sinus issues again so breathing is rough now.

Any additional comments?
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First Barony / Re: Week 27: July 1 - July 7
« Last post by OneWhoDreamz on July 03, 2018, 06:17:08 PM »
Last Week's Goals:
  • Practice Tai-Chi and breathing
  • laundry or bag everything
  • Overall Health
  • Progress on other goals?

How they went?:
  • Practiced both. Still needing to practice movements.
  • About 1/2-way done. Laundry washed/dried but not folded or bagged.
  • Still a working progress, but I have done some "overal-health" steps.
  • Wrote another story. Read one chapter of a writing book.

Productivity level: 1 (all accomplished done on two days.)
Anything done to be more productive/efficient?
Find a way to try Pomordo (the 20/10 ratio thing).

Rate your wellbeing? 3
Anything make it better?
Keep on trying; follow psychological practices that are proven to be helpful.

Goals for this week
  • Art-project(s) make progress on/finish old artwork [July challenge]
  • Finish "Grit" book
  • Finish Laundry
  • Socialize
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First Barony / Week 27: July 1 - July 7
« Last post by OneWhoDreamz on July 01, 2018, 12:35:06 PM »
Hello, everyone!
 
Please, answer the following questions to help 1) you set and focus on your goals and 2) provide information so others can help with accountability/motivation.
Your answers can have as little or as much details as you want to share.
 
  • What were last week's goals?
  • How did they go?
  • What are your goals for this week?
  • How productive was last week? (Scale: 1-7. 1 = minimal/not-at-all; 7 = maximum/Master Productivity)
  • Could anything be done be more productive/efficient?
  • How would you rate your wellbeing? (Scale: 1-7. 1 = lowest point, 7=highest point)
  • What would have made it better?
  • Any additional comments?

NOTE:
"Last week" indicates June 24 - June 30.
"This week" indicates July 1 - July 7.
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First Barony / Re: Week 26: June 24 - June 30
« Last post by JuniperGrove on June 27, 2018, 09:31:42 AM »
What were last week's goals?

2 week old lab work I'm mad at myself about.
Tiny tasks / small-to-medium chores (About THIRTY of these.)
Old laundry, new Ironing - will mostly happen Thurs / Friday when home alone.
Vacuuming, somehow.
Transcribe old audio episodes to figure out where I'm actually at.
Plan where to go from there on audio project.
See if there's anything at all I can salvage from unpublished stuff I've already done before recording more.
As many hours of additional paying work as I can do, really.

On Hold:
Big cleaning project
Finish dry shampoo.


How did they go?


X Nope, its three weeks old and I'm gonna try to finish it today.
? Uh.... I dunno, I got down from around 81 to-dos to about 49ish (not counting adding 6 for a differnt guild's challenge), though, so it's improved.
!!! THE LAUNDRY AND IRONING GOT DONE. I DID ABOUT A THOUSAND BOSS DAMAGE TO A BOSS WITH THAT ALONE, NO HABITICA POWERS. That's what happens with 193 items on a checklist though. XD
X Vacuuming did not get done. Boooooo...
? About half of the old material got transcribed.
? I didn't do any of the rest last week, but this week I did about 25 hours worth of additional paying work. So there's that.

But that's because...
!!! I GOT THE BIG CLEANING PROJECT THAT WAS ON HOLD DONE TOO.
There was this stain thing in my shower that didn't respond no matter how much I scrubbed it with various bathroom cleaners.
The solution, when determined enough to remove it at any cost, was to USE A PUMICE STONE and THEN use a limestone based cleanser. (Bon Ami, but probably the same as Ajax??) That buildup had been there over a year and it's finally gone. Except for leftover weird streaks from not getting the limestone thoroughly cleansed off there, in spite of trying to use vinegar to help dissolve it... Still better than something that was probably alive.

What are your goals for this week?


FINISH THE LAB WORK - TODAY.
Drive an old lady to the local VA to file important paperwork on Thursday.
Finishing dry shampoo is no longer on hold - also must be done this week.
Need to figure out and install the cash app on my phone too, since the person paying me for it won't use paypal for some silly reason, and I'm probably going to do other work for this person in future.
Really deal with the floor. Vacuum, sweep, clean it with a paper towel and all purpose cleaner, go over the carpet with a rubber soled shoe to get the cat hair into little piles (works weirdly well), something. Anything.
Back up some files for a friend.
Finish transcribing old audio episodes to figure out where I'm actually at.
Plan where to go from there on audio project.
See if there's anything at all I can salvage from unpublished stuff I've already done before recording more.
Try to do at least another 25 hours worth of additional paying work.
Also, if I can, two small sewing projects.

I'm currently sitting on 54 to-dos, and while some may be added, of the ones there at this time, I only want to see 38 of them left by Sunday, at a maximum.

How productive was last week? (Scale: 1-7. 1 = minimal/not-at-all; 7 = maximum/Master Productivity)

If you don't count the part of this week that's already gone by, last week was maybe a 4.5. But as of today, it feels more like a 5.5. I had some "off" days, but I also feel like I earned them a bit more than usual. Stuff's getting done, and I don't want to burn out.
I'm pretty happy about where I'm at right now, except for the small part of my brain that wants more sleep. Even my arthritis isn't totally murdering me right now. *knocks on wood*

Could anything be done be more productive/efficient?

Probably actually doing real meditation would have helped? Also my mental health has still been super off. Even my Tourette's is making a cameo appearance, which it doesn't do all that often now that I'm older. Trying a new system to deal with one element of the OCD though. We'll see if it helps. I know that sounds more like a wellbeing thing, but my OCD has lodged itself firmly in the navigator's seat of my productivity for most of my life. Habitica gives it a map to hold so it can navigate a little, but even with that it will sometimes hold it upside down so that I drive in circles. I'm basically trying to grab that map, look at it, draw a route outline in bright marker, and hand it back. I'm working on overhauling my habitica, including notes on tasks, but it's slow going and those are tasks in themselves. *sigh*

How would you rate your wellbeing? (Scale: 1-7. 1 = lowest point, 7=highest point)

4.8

What would have made it better?


Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep. Also not caving in when a little old lady offered me junk food, but I hadn't eaten in nine hours and I didn't trust anything else available to not give me actual food poisoning. Ugh. I need to re-batten down the hatches on what I eat anyway. I've gotten too lax. Looking through my weight data for the last two years, I discovered I fluxed more than I thought I had - thought I was going up and down by 15 pounds, discovered it was actually 24 pounds between highest and lowest, and I'm sitting around in the lower middle of that. (8 pounds above the bottom of that flux range.) Also noticed some patterns with when it was better vs worse. While I'm unable to fully stick to what I was doing when it was better (because I don't control the groceries around here), I shouldn't neglect to at least lean as far in that direction as I can.

Any additional comments?


Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep. Seriously, I could sleep for like a week.

Also, OneWhoDreamz, I understand what you mean with
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Define the fine line between procrastination, lenient with myself (reasonable), and "bite more than I can chew, but don't notice I'm choking..."
Yes. That. All of that. I've been using UFYH's method of doing 20/10's (like Pomodoro, but even more lenient, basically) for a lot of my work. Sometimes the 10's are true breaks, sometimes it just means I switch between a more physical task and a more mental task (and which one gets the 20 and which one the 10 depends on which one is my real focus). It also helps with the guilt of feeling like I should be working on one task while I'm working on the other - because technically, I'm making progress on two things, but avoiding burnout on both. It's better if the 10 can be a true break though, especially if the physical task is the focus. I estimate that the next time that happens, where a physical task is the focus, the break / 10 minute spot will be a bit of both - 6 of my newer tasks are a reading challenge from another guild, and honestly I may just use the audiobook of that for the 10 minute break. (I know, I'm sorry. I know.)
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First Barony / Re: Week 26: June 24 - June 30
« Last post by OneWhoDreamz on June 25, 2018, 03:45:23 PM »
Last Week's Goals: - How they went
  • phone tag? - Ended
  • Final Edits and Update - Check and Check
  • Yard Work? - Not with that weather!
  • B-day communications - Eh...kind of. Continue communications.
  • 3 journal entries? - I did one official journal, a dream record, and edited/revamped an old writing. Does that count?

    • Productivity Level: Somewhere around 3-5? (Depending on how I look at it.)
      Anything that can be done to be more productive/efficient?
      Define the fine line between procrastination, lenient with myself (reasonable), and "bite more than I can chew, but don't notice I'm choking..."

      Well-being rating? 3 - I'm getting there.
      Anything that can make it better?
      Time. Taking a step at a time before adding others. Pushing slightly to get out of rut, but not so much that I dig myself deeper. Continue journaling/writing. Communicating. Go to yoga and Tai-chi classes.


    Goals for this week:
    • Practice Tai-Chi movements you learned last class. Practice breathing.
    • Laundry or bag everything. Bug-infestation: don't let that fear control you. It's been on hold long enough
    • Something that'll help with overall health
    • Progress on any other goals I have not completed.
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Introductions / Re: TLDR, I'm the grad student w/the OCD & the shinrin-yoku.
« Last post by JuniperGrove on June 24, 2018, 12:17:43 PM »
I think you're confused, Michaeldievy. You replied to Juniper's post (that's me!)  not Red's. You also posted your introduction as a response to someone elses' introduction instead of making your own.
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