Saturday, February 20, 2010

Session 2 -- Control

Whoops! This is what happens when you don't make the post right away. Here I am weeks later!

Session 2 was awesome. We talked a lot about tackling our tasks.

We talked about why taking control is important. We talked about static days (There's a fog on your mind all day, and by the end of the day you don't know what you've done), pinball days (You bounce all over the place, your tasks in control of you), marathon days (You run and run and the day never seems to end), and days when time seems to be against you. Our goal is to take control though an autopilot flight path. You want to take off, land, and know what you'll do in the middle. We sat down with a weekly schedule and blocked off our commitments so that we could fill in the remaining time with regularly occurring obligations. Finally, we talked about the Pomodoro technique as a way to help make sure the time we do spend on homework is productive and efficient.

Listing our obligations made us face up to how much homework 18 credits brings!

Our next meeting will be in a week or so, and I'll do the blog post right after the meeting!