Day Zero Reboot: Week 11

The List: http://sonria.org/blog/2017/day-zero-2017-20/

Despite missing an update last week, it’s been a good couple of weeks. There was, after all, a very good reason I missed last week’s update: I was at DragonCon! In fact, I was even in the parade: I walked with the Parade of Elements, and I had so much fun coming up with the outfit — I won’t say costume, because it really didn’t qualify as one — that I’ve already signed up to do it again next year.

As much fun as Labor Day weekend always is, it requires recovery, and I’ve spent the last week focusing on that. My primary goal was to get the routine re-established, and I’m proud to say I’ve accomplished that. Now that I have, the next goal is to get back to working on this list!

Day Zero Reboot: Week 9

The List: http://sonria.org/blog/2017/day-zero-2017-20/

So much for working on getting my focus back! Here I am, four weeks later, having missed three weekly update posts in the meantime. While I’m not going to let myself indulge in any excuses this time, I am going to find a little humor in it: there’s a comment in here about the best-laid plans of mice and men, isn’t there?

Regardless, it really is time to work on getting my focus back. In a way, I actually have been doing so over the last week, as I’ve been making a very serious effort to improve my sleep hygiene, which had started slipping pretty badly. It took a few days for the effects to start showing up, but by the end of the week I was feeling much more rested and alert, and my overall productivity started increasing. Interestingly enough, my appetite started decreasing.

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Day Zero Reboot: Week 5

The List: http://sonria.org/blog/2017/day-zero-2017-20/

It is so easy to get off-track when you’re not focused.

Unfortunately, I did lose my focus these past couple of weeks. It started with me thinking that I could get away with skipping out on just one update so that I could go to North Carolina the week of July 14-16. While I don’t regret the trip, I do regret the mental laziness because it started me down the wrong path.

But I have to give some credit to my supervisor here. She issued a two-week weight loss challenge this week, and despite me knowing there is no way I can win it (it’s based on percentages, which is fair but puts me at a disadvantage), I recognized it for the opportunity it was. Re-focusing on one item reminds me that I have a good routine developed — if I can simply stick to it.

That is the plan for this next week. And, even off-track, I’ve made a few accomplishments.

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