Today I should’ve done lab work, but I didn’t.
Don’t worry I didn’t waste a day, instead I spent it writing. I have a second year report to write and submit to my thesis committee before October. As I really wasn’t in the mood for lab work today and I actually wanted to write, I let myself write. Wanting to write is a rare feeling for me, but a few weeks of mental planning meant I could quickly and easily get a structure down for this short 2000 word report, so I ran with it. I didn’t over think it, I didn’t even pomodoro it, I just mapped out a structure and started populating it with words. I’m lucky that I have several of my figures ready and prepared as they went on my poster for the conference last month.
That’s what I spent my day doing, I managed 1008 words 🙂 , obviously there’ll be revisions as I go but it’s really good to know that a chunk of this is underway. I think writing when I felt a genuine desire to write made a huge difference to how I tackled it.
After deeming my day to be productive I left just after 4pm to go to the gym. At 5:30pm I was hit by *not having done any lab work* guilt and rather than heading straight home I went and set up a PCR to run overnight. Don’t worry I was still home by my normal time of 6:30pm.
This evening I’ve done some Brilliant Club work – mostly homework marking (and caught up with the days tennis of course). Tomorrow I have tutorial number 5, the last one before the students go and write their final assignment. Before the tutorial I have a morning in the lab to keep me busy, so until then, thank you for reading.