Last year a friend who’d been at Oxford for a couple of months at that point said to me I get why terms are only eight weeks. Nobody could handle it if they’re any longer.
Tomorrow I have the last of my contact hours for this half of term and then I’ve got a week and a half off for reading week. I’ve got horrible man-flu and to be honest I quite fancy a rest.
Whilst stuff is go it’s very easy to focus on the stuff that needs to be done immediately and leave the stuff that isn’t immediately pressing but you’d still like to get done for a later date — or just leave it indefinitely.
Little breaks are handy for recapping and working out what actually needs to be done.
A month ago I wrote about my habit-buliding goals for 2015 and how I was going to use a simple tally to keep me on track with buliding habits for the things I wanted to do, but didn’t need to do right that second.
At the end of the first period I’ve completed approximately half of what I set out to do. Fifteen Headspace sessions, four runs, eight word-writing-sessions and a book.
Half is not really ideally and half is effectively the product of me not really getting particularly hooked into actually completing what I set out to do. I tried to “bulid habits” and basically I’ve just not done very well.
In part I think the goals weren’t great; for February I’ll be aiming to publish rather than just write and I was a bit overambitious with how much I’d go running, especially when it’s so cold.
But, February is a new month and a new opportunity to kick on and start getting things done. Maybe next month I can manage a whole three quarters.