Category: self

Week 03/2022: The list is done!

Week of 17 January 2022 My 22 for 2022 list This is week three of 2022 and I’m still taking my own advice and settling in to the year, working out what I want to achieve this year and what I want to focus my attention on. I’m finding...

Deep work

Deep Work: what I learned Cal Newport has a massive following in the productivity world. A computer science professor at Georgetown University in Washington DC, Cal started writing study advice for students in the mid 2000s and started blogging on the subject on 2007. Since then, he has written...

Week 02/2022: A beginning

Week of 10 January 2022 A beginning Last week, I wrote about how I want my 22 for 2022 list to be relevant to the areas I want to focus my attention on in 2022. Or at least in January 2022, because there’s so much uncertainty at the moment,...

Settling on a word for 2022

Week 01/2022: Week of 3 January 2022 A new start? I know I said I think new year is a lot of hype and an excuse to make well-intentioned but ultimately doomed hopes for a better 2022 as the shitshow that is the covid pandemic and the increasing pace...

Week 52/2021: the last week of the year

Week 52/2021: Week of 27 December 2021 The last week of the year I had a break from work this week, which was beyond nice. It meant I didn’t have to go out. If you’ve been following along these past few weeks you’ll know that I’ve not been in...

Week 51/2021: living in fear

Week 51/2021: Week of 20 December 2021 Living in fear: Rambling at 2 am because I can’t sleep I see the term “living in fear” a lot at the moment. Attributed to various people in the media and in comments on social media posts, it’s used in association with...

Week 50/2021: writing it all down

Week 50/2021: Week of 13 December 2021 Writing it all down This week was very much a continuation of last week. I hated this week as much, if not more than last week. This week the Tasmanian government reopened the borders to interstate travellers, which brought a lot of...

Week 49/2021: let’s just call the whole thing off

Week of 6 December 2021 Let’s just call the whole thing off. I hate this week. 21 for 2021 update I’ve been looking at how much of my list I didn’t get done this year. With less than a month to go in 2021, I’ve completed five things, am...

Week 48/2021: the heat is on

Week of 29 November 2021 The heat is on I think it’s fair to say that I found this week hard. I was in my workplace for four days, which is the most time in a row I’ve been in there since we moved to working from home in...

Week 47/2021: 80/20 revisited

Week of 22 November 2021 80/20 revisited I’ve been pulling together some resources to support me in working with the 80/20 principle in the way David duChemin described it in last week’s post. As I was going through my overcrowded email box, I saw several newsletters with links to...