ROW80 Week 7: Limitations

(Other ROW80 participants)

This has been a week for reconsidering things.

The roleplaying group was on again this week, and the preparation I originally did for it has now run out. That wouldn’t have been a problem if I’d done more in the meantime; but as things were, I ended up pushing myself to stay up late each night to finish it.

After Tammy J Rizzo suggested I should reconsider my goals, I realised I wasn’t going to have anything ready. That got me to make alternate plans, and took a lot of the stress off.

In the meantime, though, my other goals fell behind.

On the travel front, I started researching phone options, and got a travel card half-organised. While I didn’t finish anything, I’m still making progress; even if I have to do some things (like get a coat) after I arrive in Europe, I should manage to have everything sorted out.

I did actually manage to write six days, mainly because I count the roleplaying stuff towards that goal.

Reading didn’t do so well. Partly, this is because I realised I should be focussing on library books, and saving the book I’d bought to take on the Europe trip; but it didn’t help that I’d been resting on my laurels a bit for the past two weeks.

I think the underlying problem is that I’m not pacing myself properly — even on a daily scale, if I’d started writing as soon as I got home rather than playing video games for most of the evening, I probably could have got more done with less stress.

As an extra six-days-out-of-seven goal in the coming week, I’m aiming to make progress on my goals before I start playing computer games or browsing the web.

Good luck and happy writing!

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2 thoughts on “ROW80 Week 7: Limitations

  1. Having the extra goal of working on your other goals BEFORE zoning out with computer games is an excellent step to take. You’ll find you’re more able to enjoy your destressing time if you don’t leave yourself open to more stress during it, worrying about unmet goals. :-) And hey, thanks for the shout-out! I really appreciate it! Best of luck as you gear up for Europe!

  2. isikyus says:

    Thanks!
    You’re exactly right about how working on my goals first helps.

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