Sunday, July 25, 2010

pack it up, pack it in

scenes from saturday
different styles of studying . . .


some of us need a little more structure.


shopping for cheap pieces of plastic . . .

(only the kids sunglasses fit my microcephalic face, apparently. so no, i did not take home this barbie brand pair.)

and bigger ticket items:

just like my old computer . . . except fast!

when i have a bit more time, i want to streamline this baby even more (take off applications i don't use, get rid of duplicate photos and music, etc). but right now i'm just enjoying the impressive processing speed and springy backlit keyboard!

overbooked
even with speed on my side, i am going to keep this post short because i am keenly aware that i have completely overbooked myself for this weekend. at the presentation i will be giving at the healthy living summit (check out the professional-looking bio!), one of my biggest points will be planning in a bit less than you will think you will be able to accomplish.

what i would like to do today
☑ clean kitchen and bathroom
☑ laundry
☑ groceries/meal planning
☑ 9-10 mile run
☑ brunch out with sister + friend
☑ check out some durham apartments (2) for move in spring 2011
☑ studying for boards
☑ work on HLS talk
☑ work on research proposal
☑ plan speakers for next month's endo meetings
☑ cook dinner & have friends over for casual sunday dinner
☑ sleep by 9 pm

yeah, i'm not sure how this is going to work out. i should follow my own advice, right?


conditions for the aforementioned run are already looking less than favorable . . . i guess i'd better get started! side note: how is a heat index of 110 followed by thunderstorms 'good for outdoor activities?' hmmm.

do you overschedule yourself? if not, how do you avoid it?? there are just so many things i want to do! i guess in a way that's a good thing, but it can certainly be overwhelming. i will try as best as i possibly can today to keep my focus on one thing at a time!

8 comments:

Michelle said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ha! I had the same thought about the weather's opinion of 103 degrees as favorable for outdoor activities!

Whenever I have a list like that, I would automatically spread it through the next few days, doing whatever was most important first, and then tackling whatever else I could to get as much crossed off as possible :)

sarah said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I can't study on the couch either! I fall asleep. Lucky husband. Anyway, yes, I used to overschedule myself, and it stressed me out so much that I got it through my thick skull that I CAN NOT DO THAT ANYMORE. I'm good with two or three things that I must get done in a day; everything else is icing.

marathonmaiden said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wow i wish i could study like josh does! i need my desk and a "professional" environment.

and that is very hot. stay cool if you venture out :)

runsarah said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I study both Sarah and Josh style - but the couch all too often leads to a snooze! I see on twitter you got your 10 miler done, awesome. Hope the rest of your day is accomplished as well!

Chelsea said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I wish I were better about limiting what I do, but life is just too interesting. I want to run, do yoga, have a garden, play the piano, be involved in church/community activities, have a clean house, stay in touch with my family, have an entertaining blog, and read detective novels, but when all that needs to be done on Sunday... yikes.

Susan said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I used to study on my bed in college, but I was always sitting up with papers scattered all around me. Or a stack of organic chemistry flashcards in my hands! Don't miss those days...

I don't think I overschedule myself...mainly because most of what I do doesn't have a deadline. I can clean the bathroom another day...or bake cookies next week. Get in the important stuff and don't worry about the rest.

atilla said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

thanks Dr. Sarah

Anna said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I definitely study like your husband! Bad news, because it's much easier to squeeze in an unplanned nap.

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