Y10R1: #ROW80 Midweek One

Hey there!

I just added a “Hire Me” page to my writer website which is a direct link to the corresponding page on my brand-new virtual assistant site. Isn’t it pretty?!  It took a lot longer than just I expected to figure out how to set a link-to page – turns out I needed a plug-in. Once I installed it – easy-peasy! I just needed to learn what to do and how to do it!

Speaking of learning, this is kind of a long checklist. Honestly, I feel it’s a bit too long to comfortably follow, so I may end up doing something like what Shannon Kauderer is doing for her goals this round. I’ve never been great at creating spreadsheets or tables, but it’s also something I’ve been intending to learn, so maybe the time has come.

Uh, Shan? Not THAT kind of table!

 

Until then, though – let’s get right to it. I’ve got my goals and tactics as stated in my goals post, and have added my Week One Action steps and progress as of midnight Tuesday.

Inside the Schuyler Mansion in Albany, NY – one of my favorite places.

Selftending:

Completed: 2/10; 20%
In progress:  4/10; 40%
Still waiting: 4/10; 40%

I prioritize self-nurturance, physical activity, and social connection.

I read for information and/or pleasure daily. Currently Zen Flesh; Zen Bones.

  • I make time every morning for at least 10 minutes of reading. Currently Zen Flesh; Zen Bones.
  • I dedicate an additional 20 minutes to reading four times each week.
  • I dedicate an additional 30 minutes to reading three times each week.
  • I dedicate an additional hour to reading once each week.

I devote a minimum of 30 minutes every weekday, and 90 minutes over the weekend, to physical self-care.

  • I cook at least two meals each week.
  • I take Noli for a walk every day, excepting my day off.
  • I engage in other physical activity.

I nurture current social connections, build new ones, and make an investment in future social endeavors.

  • I attend at least one Meetup event.
    • Scheduled.
  • I meet a friend for coffee or lunch at least once monthly.
    • Pick a friend.

      Lise’s house of blocks. The Children’s Museum in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Hometending:

Completed: 7/12; 58%
In progress: 2/12; 17%
Still waiting: 3/12; 25%

I hometend for one hour four weekdays every week and three hours every weekend.

I work 27 Thing cleaning cycles through the house for maintenance/smaller tasks (use a timer!).

  • I create a standard graduated cycle, beginning in my room and adding rooms until all are included.
  • I pause at the end of this cycle to do a round each in garage and porch.
  • I resume the cycle in a declining order, dropping rooms in sequence until all are completed.
  • I build a habit of using the stopwatch feature on my phone and recording time spent.

I do 10-minute sprints on larger projects five times weekly.

  • I choose a single project for weekly focus. My dresser drawers.
  • I choose a stretch project to advance if I complete primary project. List potential small home-improvement purchases.
  • I choose a tertiary project to advance if I complete secondary project. Living room window area reset.
  • I complete each sprint.

I devote longer sessions as needed to focus projects/in-depth cleaning.

  • I choose a single project for weekly focus. HEAP grant application.
  • I choose a stretch project to advance if I complete primary project. Pantry new location cleanup.
  • I decide on a time length for each sprint depending on project depth/necessity of completion. 20 minutes for this week.
  • I follow through on each sprint.

    Miah and Lise on the Oregon Coast, February 2015.

Lifetending:

Completed: 9/12; 75%
Still waiting: 3/12; 25%

I lifetend one hour four workdays each week and three hours each weekend.

I do six 20-minute work sprints each week, focusing on smaller tasks that can be batched.

  • I choose a single project for weekly focus. Financial administration.
  • I choose a stretch project to advance if I complete primary project. 529 paperwork.
  • I choose a tertiary project to advance if I complete secondary project. Homeschool administration.
  • I complete each sprint.

I do four 30-minute sprints each week on more intensive, mid-sized projects.

  • I choose a single project for weekly focus. Financial goalsetting mini course.
  • I choose a stretch project to advance if I complete primary project. Research life insurance.
  • I choose a tertiary project to advance if I complete stretch project. Household administration.
  • I complete each sprint.

I devote one 3-hour strategic block each weekend to large-scale projects.

  • I choose a project to address each week. Overcoming Underachieving workshop, Chapter One exercises.
  • I choose a stretch project to address if I complete the primary project. Read Overcoming Underachieving, Chapter Two.
  • I chose a tertiary project to address if I complete the secondary project. Overcoming Underachieving workshop, Chapter Two exercises.
  • I complete each week’s strategic block.
Time In Your Pocket…

Professional Development:

Completed: 9/12; 75%
In progress: 2/12; 17%
Still waiting: 1/12; 8%

I spend ten hours weekly developing my VA and writing businesses.

I do six 20-minute work sprints (2 hours) each week, focusing on smaller tasks that can be batched.

  • I choose a single project for weekly focus. Action steps.
  • I choose a stretch project to advance if I complete primary project. Play with Divi tutorials.
  • I choose a tertiary project to advance if I complete secondary project. Play with Loom.
  • I complete each sprint.

I do four 30-minute sprints (2 hours) each week on more intensive, mid-sized projects.

  • I choose a single project for weekly focus. Pitching each weekday.
  • I choose a stretch project to advance if I complete primary project. Informational interviews.
  • I choose a tertiary project to advance if I complete stretch project. Website development.
  • I complete each sprint.

I devote two 3-hour strategic blocks (6 hours) each week to coursework or website development projects.

  • I choose a project to address each week.
  • I choose a stretch project to address if I complete the primary project. Website development.
  • I chose a tertiary project to address if I complete the secondary project. Business planning.
  • I complete each week’s strategic blocks.
My laptop and my cocooned Noli-dog… life as I know it!

Writing:

Completed: 9/12; 75%
In progress: 1/12; 8%
Still waiting: 2/12; 17%

I spend fifteen hours weekly on writing activities.

I do fifteen 20-minute work sprints (5 hours) each week, focusing on smaller tasks that can be batched.

  • I choose a primary project for weekly focus. “USAttR” drafting.
  • I choose a stretch project to advance if I complete primary project. Flash fiction course endings.
  • I choose a tertiary project to advance if I complete secondary project. Assess fan fiction in progress on ff.net.
  • I complete each sprint.

I do eight 30-minute sprints (4 hours) each week on more intensive, mid-sized projects.

  • I choose a single project for weekly focus. “USAttR” revision/submission.
  • I choose a stretch project to advance if I complete primary project. Organize short story files.
  • I choose a tertiary project to advance if I complete stretch project. Choose Freshly Seasoned stories.
  • I complete each sprint.

I devote two 3-hour strategic blocks (6 hours) each week to in-depth projects.

  • I choose a project to address each week. How to Revise Your Novel, Lesson 6 reread to current progress point.
  • I choose a stretch project to address if I complete the primary project. Resume How to Revise Your Novel, Lesson 6.
  • I chose a tertiary project to address if I complete the secondary project. Create blog content.
  • I complete each week’s strategic blocks.

Learning:

Completed: 9/12; 75%
In progress: 0/12; 0%
Still waiting: 3/12; 25%

I spend five hours weekly advancing my learning priorities.

I do six 20-minute work sprints (2 hours) each week, focusing on smaller tasks that can be batched.

  • I choose a single project for weekly focus. Reading remaining lessons for Module Six.
  • I choose a stretch project to advance if I complete primary project. Action steps as possible for Module Six.
  • I choose a tertiary project to advance if I complete secondary project. Work through Module Three action step checklist.
  • I complete each sprint.

I do two 30-minute sprints (1 hour) each week on more intensive, mid-sized projects.

  • I choose a single project for weekly focus. Work on video pitch talking points.
  • I choose a stretch project to advance if I complete primary project. Work on video pitch script.
  • I choose a tertiary project to advance if I complete stretch project. Experiment with video locations.
  • I complete each sprint.

I devote two one-hour blocks each week to focused coursework.

  • I choose a project to address each week. Action steps I’ve set aside.
  • I choose a stretch project to address if I complete the primary project. Module Seven reading.
  • I chose a tertiary project to address if I complete the secondary project. Module Seven action steps.
  • I complete each week’s strategic blocks.

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    Till Next Time!

 

 

 

 

4 comments

    • I am. Sunday marks two years since Jim died.

      I’m intending to rejoin SoCS, but not sure from which site, or quite when.

      I’ve missed it, though!

      I hope you and yours are well, too!

      • Wow, two years. I hope the daily challenges have gotten easier for you since then.
        I look forward to your SoCS posts when you do come back.
        We’re all doing pretty well. Thanks for asking! 🙂
        Take care, my dear. ❤

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