Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Self-affirmation and agility report

First, a small brag. Last Sunday, Splash and I entered a "Tunnelers" run in the local NADAC trial. Splash adores tunnels. We had a great time, and we not only qualified, we got first place.

Anyway, I ended the last week feeling a bit depressed that I cannot seem to make any progress on my work to-do list. I'm taking a little criticism about it too. After thinking about this most of the weekend, I decided to just write down everything I do each day in a log. At the very least, it's something I can look over each evening and realize it was not a completely wasted day.

I've also resolved to read two books, and have ordered them from Amazon:

  1. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
    I heard this author speaking on NPR last weekend and he was pretty convincing.

  2. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss

I'll write book reports when I finish them. But for now, my "to-do: DONE" list is making me feel very warm and happy. :)


L^2 said...

Congrats to you and Splash, and hope you are able to get caught up on the workload soon!

Randi said...

Hi Splash...I'd like to read the 4 hr workweek..that will make much more time for my peoples to feed me, play with me, hug me, rub my belly & my rump, kiss me, & tuck me in for my naps...

Can't wait to see your reports!

Love & Licks,

Freda said...

Hey Splash and your Peeps. That's soo cooools! Firstest place. Wow! Wish I could be a firstest place. I know I'm firstest place in my peeps' hearts but...

My secretary kind of dabbles in 'Journlr' http://tinyurl.com/298nlq, but it is for Macs onlys, so fars. He reeeallys likes it but hasn't logged much latelys.

Firstests... Neatos!