May 12, 2004

At home

I think the hardest thing about being at home now is putting structure in my day. When I am work there is the trip in, the regular breaks set by the clock, various meetings set in the calendar, timelines that ensure a certain amount of motivation to get things done, the ride home. The dinner, dishes, reading stories, shower, thesis, bed. Weekends have their own lists. And so much is set externally by time pressure, so that sitting round doing nothing much actually ceases to be an option.

But now I am home all day, there seems to be endless time to do stuff in the morning, and nothing done by the end of it. The worst part possibly, is that I have an ambitious list of things that I would like to get done, so the fact that none of them are being acheived is actually a problem to me.

The solution, of course, is that I must insert the structure and the discipline into the day myself. It is easier said than done. But if I am to get this thesis done in the time that is actually available, which is essentially the next six months, I'm going to have to learn this skill.

One technique is going to be limiting the library books, so there is only one novel read a week. Not one every day and a half!

Posted by Toni at May 12, 2004 11:26 AM

It is definitely easier said than done. Me too. :)

Posted by: iona at May 12, 2004 11:28 AM