May 13th, 2020 – 595 – Day fifty-eight

Busy day so far, though one where I managed to finish a bunch of open tasks. I’ve got a few more I’d like to finish by the end of the day, but it’s important to pace myself, even though my productivity is starting to get back to something closer to my normal level. I’m not there yet, that’s for sure.

My daily walks are working pretty well for me it seems. I go out at 3pm or so, and come back at 4:30. I make up the extra work time until 6pm, which means a longer day, but one where I am at least in near-total control of my routine. This kinda works for me, though of course once back in an office I’ll have to shift it to a 5pm walk and home by 6:30. I’d do that now, but I wouldn’t want to hold up dinner. So, ‘near‘-control.

TFS is now sitting at 49,501 words, so I could if I wanted to carry it to 50K. I won’t because that’s arbitrary, and I do want to pace myself, and because ‘1K is Enough’ exists for a reason. If I find it easy to accidentally breeze over 1K then it’s ok to chip a little more. If I find my checks coming in at 667 words, 750 and 856 then that tells me I’m anxious to get it done, so pushing myself on those days tends to backfire. Call it a willpower issue.

Speaking of willpower, I’ve been studying the book I bought on it and have found some useful information that’s helping shape my personal covid-lifestyle response. For one thing, I’ve started drinking Lucozade on occasion when I need a willpower boost, and while I can’t say if it’s had an effect, I have managed to break through a few mental fugs of not being able to do stuff after drinking it. That’s pure ‘anecdotal evidence’ and not a health recommendation, but still neat nonetheless.