Today was emotionally draining. That’s the best description I can come up with anyway. Actually it went quite well except I was 15 minutes late to a first class session, which is of course, embarrassing (just to clear up any confusion, I take classes and teach them). Nevertheless, the class went well and I followed it up with a quick lunch with a friend, another course, a long planning meeting which was particularly productive, and a 2.6 mile speed walk around a lake that took a little over an hour (also with friends). I even sweat a little! Then evening came and after dinner at another friend’s house (apparently I was feeling the need to be social?) I went home and the evening blew up into a huge emotionally drawn out argument with my partner. By 2am we had talked everything out, but gosh I hope this relationship phase ends soon. We’ve been at each others’ throats for a couple months now. Something’s gotta give.
Thanks for the comments recently. It’s funny – I had a few people (both publicly and privately) comment yesterday about my apparent honesty in these postings. I think it’s important to keep myself accountable for every fallback, even if they might be a bit embarrassing like a few days worth of cupcakes and sloth. The minute I start fudging something is when this experiment is over – it’s when it starts to do me no good at all.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned yet how I keep track of things for myself. I’m a wee bit obsessive-compulsive about time management (even though I’m actually horrible about it) so I keep a chart productivity daily of how many hours I spend per task (I’ve done this for a few years). The tasks on my chart range from sleep to cleaning to facebook to writing to reading to socializing to exercise to teaching, etc etc etc… Notice I keep sleep in there. It’s important for me to do that, as I never sleep as much as I should and this is a way for me to keep track. On Wednesday my total was 15.75 hours of productivity, and today was 16.5. I always take a look at the chart at the end of the week and smack myself for being too social or not working at all on a particular task when I should have. Basically it’s a physical representation of where all my time goes.
- Breakfast: Skipped (again!)
- Lunch: 8 baked chicken wings, 1 coke
- Dinner: italian sausage with peppers/onions on a roll, corn
- Snacks: piece of lemon meringue pie, 1 bite of chocolate frosting, several cups of water
Okay the chocolate thing was a result of watching the newest episode of Grey’s Anatomy last night. Apparently I’m an emotional eater. I need to lay off the soda. I drank plenty of water yesterday. I need to start eating breakfast so my metabolism can speed up.