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What I’m working on

I’m not going to apologize about lack of posting over the last month or so, and I’m not going to make any promises for the future. That said, here’s what I’m up to for InaDWriMo this month. Here’s what I wrote at ring-leader Dr. Brazen-Hussy‘s kickoff post: Finish revisions on the paper-that-won’t-die (goal: November 6)…

Guilt versus intentionality

Hi, I’m Alice. It’s been 11 days since I last blogged. Things have been busy over the last couple of weeks – even more than usual. I started listing out the stuff I’ve been doing, but rather than making me feel like I had gotten a lot done, it was just making me tired, so…

I just had my 2nd “Sunday meeting with myself.” I looked back at my list from last week, and was thrilled to be able to cross almost everything off. It helped to map tasks onto my available schedule, although I completely underestimated how much time I needed for class prep this week. I’ll get better…

Sunday meeting with myself

As usual, I find myself at the beginning of a semester trying to figure out how to balance my life a bit more better, and perhaps contradictorily, how I can structure my days better to be able to find time to recharge.

As introduced yesterday, I’m blogging my way through the SERC tutorial on course design, for a new graduate-only course on experimental design and data analysis. Yesterday, I explained the context and constraints on the course, and today I’m mulling on the course goals. I’m supposed to identify 1-3 over-arching goals for the course and 1-2…

Looking for some motivating music

Now that the semester is over, I have no excuse not to do a lot of home-maintenance-y things, like: installing a rainbarrel in my backyard installing a dual-flush mechanism on our upstairs toilet setting up the other dehumidifier in the basement (we had one in each house when we had 2 houses, and hadn’t set…

Good grad student advice from the Chronicle

A colleague of mine sent around this link to the Chronicle (behind firewall, boo!) for some advice on how to stay healthy, even perhaps happy, while working on your dissertation. See the ideas after the fold.

February 13th is my start-over date

According to my self-declared theme, 2009 was supposed to be the year of sustainability. The year when I planned to “focus on trying to live my life that is sustainable in the long run for my body, my mental health, my family and my career.” Instead, I feel like I could write another post with…

2009 theme: Sustainability

Like many others in the blogosphere, I’ve adopted the profgrrrrl model of defining a theme for each year rather than a list of resolutions. In 2008, my theme was “Seeking Strategies for Survival, Sanity, and Success.” As I said a few weeks ago, the survival part was achieved, but beyond that, I’m not so sure.…

I’ve been spending the past week or two trying to get my groove on with respect to work. I scared myself quite badly with how overwhelmed I got at the end of last semester, and how quickly. I vowed to myself not to let myself get sucked into such unhealthy patterns, and then beat myself…