Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The Recipe for a Dip in Productivity....

is apparently to write about how one schedules oneself to be productive :)

Today was not a productive day work-wise. And when I say that it was not productive, I mean that I did no work at all. That is not good. I also did not pay my bills, another item on my to-do list. (Though I did pay rent, so it's not like I didn't do what absolutely needed to be done, but still.) And I didn't go into the office (though I had a good reason for this, which is that I wanted to wait until more of my ILL stuff showed up before making the trip to campus).

What I DID accomplish, however, is that I dragged my ass to the gym (because August is going to be the month of getting back into the groove with taking care of myself) and to the grocery store for actual healthy food, and I went to the pool because it was hot and you know, my summer is almost over and I deserve to enjoy it. So I don't actually feel all that bad about all of the work that I did not do.... I think I'm actually in one of my healthy spaces of procrastination. You see, sometimes I need just to chill until there's a bit more pressure on the work to be done. So I am giving myself permission to do a bit of that through the end of the week (though I really do need to do some work tomorrow).

So now the question is whether I chalk tonight up to a night of frivolous procrastination (including a glass or two of wine) or whether I attempt to do some easy busy-work items on my many to-do lists. You can guess which option sounds more appealing, but as I'm trying to get back in the eating right/working out groove, I'm not sure that I want to indulge in the wine (empty calories, blah blah blah). But then I think to myself that life is too short not to have a glass or two of wine. Hmmm.

Perhaps I shall play a game or two of computer-scrabble with myself, and then see how I feel. Yes, this is the plan. Play around on the computer for like a half-hour and then decide on my plans for the night.

5 comments:

Dr. Brazen Hussy said...

"The Recipe for a Dip in Productivity.... is apparently to write about how one schedules oneself to be productive"

OH MY GOD the same thing happened to me today...

"Maude Lebowski" said...

and me! aside from writing about productivity, i took the dogs for a walk. other than that, not a damn thing.

New Kid on the Hallway said...

Hmmm, do you think the corollary is that if I talk about how unscheduled I am, it will result in a RISE in productivity??

Dr. Crazy said...

While I don't have hard data on this, the answer is YES! I know that I always get LOADS done when I talk about how much I'm not doing and how I'm not following a schedule! (Which, though, means that we should all just be unscheduled all the time because we'll get more done.)

Sisyphus said...

I was wondering if it was because it was Wednesday. I had an unproductive day, but thinking about it, I had an unproductive Wednesday last week too!

Or maybe it's the phases of the moon. I like that theory.