Since today is the last day of full-on vacation (I don't go back to my nanny job until Monday, but I work both days this weekend), I thought it would be a good time to review the week. I had a good vacation week, but it seemed altogether too short, and I'm afraid in some respects I wasn't as productive as I wanted -- even though I have to be fair to myself and admit that (as usual) I was overly optimistic about what I could achieve.
I got lots of client work done on Monday -- and eventually Tuesday too, although I started out the day with a distinct lack of motivation. Tuesday night I also worked on my novel for an hour and a half. Wednesday I was a little less productive, but that was okay because I had plans -- and I still got done what I absolutely needed to. (Nothing on my novel, though.)
Yesterday was productive in another sense: I got accomplished quite a bit of my goals on some of my household projects. There is still a lot more to be done, but again: I have to admit that I put more on my list than I could actually accomplish. That's standard for me.
Today wasn't as productive in either sense... though I could probably add a "yet" in there, as I am meeting with several NaNo friends tonight. It's an extension of a Friday-night write-in from NaNoWriMo 2011 -- we meet most Friday nights to try to write and keep one another motivated. I have some client work to do tonight, since I was unproductive today, but afterward I hope to get some work done on my novel, too!
Even though I work both mornings this weekend, I will have some time to get a few more things done before I go back to my nanny job on Monday. I still have some projects around the house that I would like to finish, and I'd like to do a little more client work (to make up for what I didn't get done yesterday and today) and -- of course -- work on my novel!
Friday, July 25, 2014
My vacation week in review
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Catharine, I hope one of your goals was to relax on your vacation. We all need that!
Sounds like time management while on vacation just doesn't work. I say cut yourself some slack. I hope you had some fun!
Ha! Relaxation? What's that? :)
Seriously, though, I think my slump early in the week was my body telling me I did need to relax a little. I'm not very good at doing nothing, but I did get a little down time in!
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