Saturday, October 27, 2007

Hard Rowing

I know I'm headed towards Depression Alley. . . . and I'm heading there fast.

I have to Row as hard as I can to get myself out of that trouble spot. I do hope I will be able to get out of this. Getting into a depression can be a very nasty experience. I still have a lot of work to do. The coming week long vacation will be helpful. I just have to steer clear of drinking and staying out late at night.

This vacation will give me the opportunity to slowly paddle my way back to where waves of energy and strength can be found.

Friday, October 26, 2007

In the Doldrums

No matter how hard I try, I can't get myself out of this rut. I have been stuck in here for 3 days now.

The last 6 weeks were a flurry of travel and new projects. This week, I had to stay home to sit down and make project write ups. I just got stuck. I have a hard time focusing on tasks at hand. My attention span is so short, 5 minutes would be considered long enough already.

I am keeping myself a little bit on track by working around 3 minute chunks of time. Stringing together ideas and sentences bit by bit until I can manage to put together a decent paragraph.

My breaks could stretch to 30 minutes to an hour. I'll try to shorten my breaks to 15 minutes, and stretch my work time to 5 then 7 minutes until I could reach 15 minute chunks.

When I achieve 1 hour work blocks, I can reward myself with 30 minute breaks. I have to do this REALLY!

Putting this in writing on this blog is really hard for me now. I just hope blogging it will put me back on track.... or else, I could be out in the cold before I know it.

I will not allow that to happen. I will try hard to finish my work. I still have 4 projects to finish.