20 for 2020: week 35

Week of 24 August

My 20 for 2020 list.

Watching a big crane being dismantled

What did I want to do better this week?
Go to bed on time. 

So, how did that go then?
Not too bad. I missed one day, and there was one day where the clock said 10.31 and my Fitbit said 10.30. I think the idea is to be in bed before 10.30, so I’m going to try and shift my packing up time back a bit and to try getting in my head that 10.00 is “start to pack up things” time, not “try and rush a few more things in before 10.21” time. There is a feature on my computer that I could use that automatically shuts it down at a certain time but I’ve been reluctant to try that out. I’ll see how the 10.00 mindset shift goes next week. 

On to 20 for 2020
My new sewing machine (thing 2) arrived on Wednesday. The thing is done. It doesn’t matter that I don’t have any time to use it right now. It’s there fore when I do. 

After more than two years, I have a working sewing machine

This week was the final uni workshop for my course (thing 8). It was great to catch up with my classmates again and to go through the material face to face. It was an absolutely exhausting week. There was a lot to take in and my job now is to work out which bits are going to be relevant for my workplace project. I have a week to finalise the plan and have it signed off at work and then it’s time to get stuck into the work.

I did my monthly “Unravel Your Year” review (thing 22) on Sunday.

Selfies outside Centrelink

What did I achieve this week? 
Nothing I can really point to. I made time to work on some photos for my street corners project and I’m keeping up to date with my weekly photo journal. In the interests of not over burdening myself while I’m working on my uni project, that’s all I really expect myself to be able to do. If things start to get really hectic i a few weeks, I’ll reconsider whether I can left those things drop for a while and catch up later. I don’t want to because I hate being behind and editing photos is a nice break that gets me out of the work headspace I’m going to need to be in to get this work done. I think I will actually need this creative time to stop me overwhelming myself. 

What didn’t go so well?
Being organised enough in the evening to pack up without rushing. 

What do I want to do better next week?
Focus on sticking to my 10.30 bed time. I want to start packing up with enough time to actually be in bed before 10.30 rather than leaving myself less than ten minutes and rushing to get into the bedroom while the clock still says 10.30.

Continue to stick to my day plans and try to be more consistent in the afternoon. I didn’t do it this week because I was at the workshop but I’m going to try taking a proper break in the middle of the day to give myself time to regroup and refocus on what I need to do in the afternoon.

Watching the clouds

Summary for the week

  • Things completed this week: 1 (2)
  • Things completed to date: 12 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20)
  • Things I progressed: 2 (8, 22)
  • Things in progress I didn’t progress: 4 (7, 11, 13, 17)
  • Things not started: 4 (9, 12, 19, 21)
  • Days I worked on my art: 4
  • Days I read a book: 7
  • Days I did yoga stretches: 0
  • Days I was in bed by 10.30: 6



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