Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Slow learner

Very, very slowly I am learning that it really does make a difference to do a couple of simple, small things to decrease stress and maybe increase productivity. The bad news is that these things seem so obvious that I can't believe I didn't figure this out before. Duhhh. So building upon my list...

1. making the bed in the morning (why is this so effective?)
2. heading upstairs to bed no later than 10 at night
3. reading something for enjoyment before trying to sleep; little to no screen time
4. getting up at 6ish early to do a brief, intense workout AND/OR stretch
5. regular fun activity wholly unconnected with work or kids: tennis lessons!
      - well, I sprained my ankle pretty seriously on lesson 2, but I'm registering for the next session
6. conquer the 1-2pm slump: stop spinning wheels on actual work and instead clean/organize/declutter/catch-up on little mindless things.

...and the goal for this week...

7. Get friends on the calendar regularly!

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