It's been a frustrating week since returning from my weekend away. I picked up an eye infection and injured my right thumb. Both of these inconveniences directly influence goals I'm working towards. I've had to drastically cut down on time spent in front of my laptop this week due to the infection. The monitor glare really seems to irritate my right eye. The sore thumb has resulted in a hand which is currently unfit for certain tasks (pretty much any form of exercise involving my hand).
The injured thumb could have been very easily prevented. It was the result of a lack of concentration while firing a fairly high-calibre rifle. I was far too concerned with my target and relaxed my grip just enough to pick up the injury on the recoil (commonly referred to as instrument rush). Decent eye protection would have prevented the infection too. A good pair of sunglasses would have kept the dust whipped up by the windy conditions out of my eyes.
Moral of the story? When it comes to your body, you only get one. Take proper care for it.
I should have made sure that I was properly handling the gun before firing it. I should realise that it's okay to drop money on decent gear if it serves its purpose. I have lost a lot of productive hours this week, more than enough to cover the expense on a pair of mid-range sunglasses. The time lost was also far more than the few seconds it would have taken to check on my grip.
If I want to improve next week I need to follow my own advice on this one. I need to take the time now to rest and heal up.
Its been quiet on the blogging front since returning from my getaway weekend. I picked up a nasty eye infection as the weekend wound down and staring at a computer screen has proved a challenging proposition since that time. I was at the optometrist today and it should hopefully clear up by end of this week. To add insult to injury I also dislocated my right thumb.
The weekend away was really productive in its own way. I worked my butt off and even wrote three scenes of my play in the car on the way back. I arrived home late Monday afternoon and pretty much slept for the rest of the day. In summary, a highly successful and fun weekend.
Planning for Tomorrow
5:45 Wake up. Quiet time
1. The notification message that pops up to tell me I'm already registered and an reminder e-mail has been sent - it disappears way too quickly to read the entire message.
2. The "READ THIS NEXT" popup is a cool idea but gets irritating really quickly. When I click "hide this" is disappears but pops up again the next time I scroll past that point. I'd like SETT to remember that I clicked "hide this".
I wanted to update anyone still reading or following this blog. First of all, thanks for reading/subscribing! The process of planning and reporting on my days using this platform has pushed me to new productivity highs and helped me put in place a bunch of really useful habits including but not limited to:
Thanks for every comment and word of encouragement that helped me achieve this. It is so appreciated. The question is though, when you use a blogging platform as a soundboard and a way to keep yourself accountable, what do you do when the readership dries up? I think you accept that the blog has most likely outlived its main purpose and you move on. It feels right.
Where to from here? I want to keep writing and I've come to realise that a public audience is a luxury but not a necessity. I feel it's time to start keeping a personal journal and this medium will allow me to start exploring far more intimate aspects of myself. This progression feels very natural and I'm at a point where I feel confident that personal accountability is achievable, something I was unsure of before.
So if you're reading this, thank you, you've been a great audience! I'm not sure when/if I'll return to this blog but I'll be sure to check in on some friends from time to time.