Briefly: Productive and tiring day at work, interesting RPG session, and rain.
First, work. Not sure how to write this so that it won’t sound incredibly boring, but here goes: I’ve had trouble keeping track of things at work. Oh, I could reply to an
So I’ve started implementing the Getting Things Done system, which includes several neat little productivity gadgets: lists of Projects, lists of Actions, the 43-folder Tickler file, etc. But more importantly, it recommends a weekly review, in which you sit down and
I’ve been scheduling my work weekly review for Fridays. Seemed logical: Once the week is complete, tidy up everything. Didn’t work. It never felt like the right day, and I was frustrated that I was getting my work straight and ready to go with the weekend right around the corner. Plus, I really didn’t feel like maximizing my weekly productivity on Friday afternoons.
So I moved my weekly review to Monday this week. Lo and behold, it worked wonderfully; I was motivated to have everything ready to go for the new week, and I was able to focus and organize it all properly. So, um, huzzah!
The rest of the workday was full of productive work, which was good but tired me out. I went straight from work to the weekly RPG session, which was a tiring as well, for different reasons.
I’m playing with a fun group of guys, and I certainly enjoy myself, but they get distracted a lot. Almost everything I say is greeted with a joke. They get involved when something particularly dangerous happens, but that only happens once or twice each session (and I can’t lob
It’s just…frustrating that I can’t seem to engage my players. I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong, or what I should be doing to make it right.
So I went home in the pouring rain. It’s welcome, after at least a week in the tortuous 90’s, but it fit my mood.