January 26, 2012
I feel a little lost in the world just now. I'm not sure where I'm going, what I'm doing now or whether anything I do is leading me somewhere better. That's probably not a shocking revelation. I've been more upbeat so far in 2012. And yet, I'm being tugged down by forces that have deep roots in my brain and can still be triggered by small events, or seeing a depressing headline regarding getting a job in today's economy. And I'm still struggling to get a work/life balance that's healthy. I'm still too work focused. I have made a habit of writing my to-do list for a given day on a 3x5 index card, and the space limits how much I can fit in. I cross things off and rip up the card at the end of each day. And today, I just decided to make Fridays my 'summing up' day of the week; I'll collate everything I did during the week, organize what needs organizing and write, analyze data and tie up loose ends, and then leave myself a plan for the following week. hopefully it works.