Committing to something is eeeeasy. When you don’t tell anyone about it. Or do anything real about it. Sheesh!
I’m working on committing, at the moment, to a whole lot of things, and identifying what I’m committed to.
And our difficult homework this week was to tell 3 people what we’re committed to. I went a step further, and told about 30 people… by emailing them about doing an interview with me for my Masters research. And told my boss. And my supervisor. And various friends.
So I guess that homework’s ticked off…!
My supervisor, on chatting with her about the research, said that all that’s left to do is actually *do* the work. She’s right. This is proving the hardest thing, and also why you’re getting a blog post right now.
It’s exactly why so many student houses get reeeeeally clean around exam time.
The only thing that I can think of to keep my anxiety-ridden mind off the enormity of it all is to break it down into smaller and smaller pieces. Which HabitRPG helps with, incidentally.
Next post, I think, will be reactions from a 2 weeks (or however long it’s been) of using HabitRPG. Fun kinda tops the list, oddly enough!
It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted ‘fur realz’. I’ve got a wackydoo new ‘system’ – as often lurks behind spurts of motivation – that I’m trying. One of the daily goals is to write very short blog posts to get back in the habit of writing often, writing much.
Understanding audience and making posts relevant to readers certainly does not make the process easier – doubts creep in, insidious as air. ‘What have I got to say that anyone will find interesting?’ But I press on. 200-ish words is the aim. Perhaps I can, in the last half, share with you the combination of tools I use to manage my time.
To-do lists? My favourite is Todoist (and no, that’s not a spelling mistake). I love this one – click and drag, keyboard shortcuts, printable lists, again with the simple/elegant layout. Love it.
The only problem is… actually doing the things on the list, right? As always! For this I’m trying Habit RPG. I will update on my progress on that soon.
And lastly, keeping track of what I do work on: I work in a consultancy – so time tracking to individual projects is essential. Toggl gets me there. Simple, simple, elegant interface. Reports I can download anytime I want, or weekly to do my timesheet. Mobile app, web-based or offline software.
And now I can check off one more thing for the day!