Increasing Productivity?

6 Sep

I have written my last post on August 22 of this year. And then things started happening… 

I became so busy, so overwhelmed, so on edge. I started my three doctoral classes at Seton Hall and my full time teaching job.

And although I love all of the kids I have this year, we are working with a completely new curriculum and it promises to be a lot of work. But we will make do, as always.

Doctoral classes have been truly terrifying. Policy analysis, faculty personnel and history of higher education – all three classes have been keeping me up and giving me anxiety. But I have been working very hard as well, trying to get ahead with anything possible: outlines, preliminary research, proposals, readings, etc. Getting a doctorate is no joke. 

Otherwise things are very good – apart from me being super busy and having mini breakdowns once in a while… I have been enjoying the house and doing a lot of gardening as well.

Due to the fact that I will be extremely busy this semester (until December 8th), I have come up with a plan to keep myself organized and as productive as possible. For instance, I do not let myself read any fiction – only my textbooks. It may sound sad but these courses are so heavy on reading! 

I knew what I was getting into… It is too late to turn around and I have to keep on going. I have been taken it one day at a time and it seems to work 🙂

I have just finished my weekly reflection AND Steven Covey plan for next week. Here is to a great rest of the weekend and an outstanding next week!


Me and my good friend Heeni. Housewarming Party, last weekend.


Me and my friend Teresa. Housewarming party, August 2014










3 Responses to “Increasing Productivity?”

  1. adequatedad September 6, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

    No stranger to a jam-packed and stressful schedule, I wish you the best of luck with the classes atop a full time job!


    • Finer Things in Life September 7, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

      Thank you for stopping by! Please share how you keep your head “straight”? I am looking for best practices 🙂


      • adequatedad September 7, 2014 at 9:01 pm #

        Mornings. Mornings are my trick to be honest. Every now and then I’ll make it a point to wake up before everyone else and keep a few minutes to myself. Maybe I’ll go for a run, maybe I’ll just sip a cup of coffee. Sleep is always good, and catching up where you can is vital, but occasionally, I’ll be up just before the sun and have a few minutes of peace and silence before things devolve into a whirlwind of family needs, and the demands I face from my jobs. For those few minutes, I won’t look at a calendar, check emails or messages…nothing. You NEED ‘me’ time- even if its just a few minutes here and there. Again, good luck- not only with the schedule, but finding what is right for YOU to balance it all out.


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