Anywho, here's my version, with the understanding that these are not fully developed SMART goals, but just the beginnings of them...
1. Write incrementally. (Already made a great start on this during the summer, so I'm looking forward to integrating it into the semester, too.)
2. Finish the damned diss. (Yes, it's do-able. It WILL happen. So there.)
3. Move more and drink more water. (Always on my resolutions lists!)
4. Stay off the internet during working hours. (Unlike Thinkery, I don't get a lot of phone calls, but the internet do suck me in.)
5. Value and honor the schedule I carefully construct in advance, so that I can enjoy my non-work time more thoroughly!
6. Learn that the week before my period is NEVER a good work week for me. Do not schedule important scholarly pursuits or major grading of papers during this time..
Organizationally, I'm getting much better. I don't feel like papers (bills, notes, records, etc.) are getting lost and thus controlling my life. I created a pretty bulletin board--color-coded, natch--that's divided into the four key components of my life:
- Household (pink)
- Scholarship (yellow)
- Teaching (green)
- Job Search (blue)
And today, strangely enough, my bulletin board generated its own to-do post-it; oddly categorized, yes, but still most intriguing. A yellow post-it appeared--beneath a similar post-it stating "Re-read Steven Johnson's Everything Bad..." and another ordering me to "Outline Watson Presentation"--but this post-it says: "Call A. and tell her you love her."
My bulletin board is soooo smart. Of course calling the GF will improve my scholarship. Why didn't I think of that before? In fact, let's make that an official goal:
7. Call/email/IM GF often and tell her how wonderful she is.