I haven't done one of these wrap-ups in awhile. I'm going to keep this short though. Mostly because I've had to move around my schedule. I've picked up working on Sundays and for Tuesdays I'm working on some medical issues. That sounds dramatic! I'm trying some green light therapy and mid-week break to see if that works with my stupid brain. Gotta try something!
One of the things I'm working on is my use of personal words. I abuse "um..." and "you know." I hear it and I hate it so much. The worst thing was when I was living in Scotland (they say "erm" instead of "um" and I found myself codeswitching. Like, girl--you've got to quit! Not change it up! Anyways, this is an older article because I'm clearing out older stuff. Trying to digitally de-hoard myself. It's from Entrepreneur and about how to get rid of filler words. I'm trying to slow it down and pause gracefully. It's not going so hot.
Both of these are for goal setting-both saved at different times. I think the best information for me personally were 52/7 or Interval training (similar if not the same as the Pomodoro Technique). I have an hour glass that I use. It's bright pink so it's hard to miss. I do an 60 minutes on and then ten minutes off. That gives me time to stretch and walk around. I've also stopped multi-tasking for the most part (podcasts are the only thing I "multi-task" and sometimes I have to listen to the same episode again because I tune it out.
I've read about four of Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Mystery series. It's cozy but I'm not screaming with annoyance at them, so that's a good sign. I finished one last night so I'm not sure what I'm going to pick up. I'm gong to start reading a different book in between the series. Hopefully that makes sense. I have some Sandra Browns and a book on Elliot Ness and the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run (perhaps a more fanciful name for a serial killer, he's also known as the Cleveland Torso Killer). I also have a book on art theft (The Woman Who Stole Vermeer by Amore). So, I'm not sure. I'll figure it out!
I'm currently also reading Austen's Emma. I put it down under my migraine stuff and just didn't pick it up again. That's on me. I've cleared it all off so I hope I get to that. I've also started Murphy's Death on the Green.
Well, I'll stop there. I'm slogging through this one podcast at the moment. My therapist recommended some people to listen to or read about to see if their life experiences could help me (in regards to chronic pain or grief, for instance). So we shall see. The problem is that I'm multi-tasking so I'm going to have to start this episode again as I've tuned out half the time. Whoops.