Posts Tagged ‘school’


Find Your Peak Time of Day for Productivity

March 5, 2009

While surfing around, I stumbled on this article: Accomplish More: Work At Your Peak Times Of Day In the article, Ali Hale talks about how it’s important to find your peak work time and utilize it to the best of your ability. I learned this lesson pretty quickly when I was going to school and working full-time. I learned that morning/early afternoon is my peak time but unfortunately I was usually at work then so I figured out when my next best time was immediately after work. So, I tailored my schoolwork schedule around those times. On Saturday and Sunday mornings I would get up (after letting myself sleep in of course) and do as much schoolwork as I could before calling it a day. Then during the week, I would have a snack in the afternoon at my desk before heading home to hit the books.

When I talk to college students I try to offer this bit of advice (if I think they’re open to receiving it) find your most productive time of the day and do your schoolwork then. Make it a priority to capitalize on that time. It works.



April 5, 2007

Programming Final Saturday…Need to start the Doggie Daycare website…they approved the sitemap…need to build John’s website…he needs to give me content…I would rather work on a new look for my own website…how will I do the photos…those are a pain in the A**!!…Duke needs a bath…too much mud, snow and slober from Doggie daycare…work is slow…I want to work on my website.


Rambling Update…

May 20, 2005

I made it through Romeo & Juliet and now I’m reading A Midsummer Night’s Dream. And of course, I’m behind on my reading again. I’ve been painting our spare bedroom, it looks great but it doesn’t improve my GPA. Ha!I hosted a Fajitas and Ritas type party last night at the house for the girls. It was a blast and I have tons of margaritas left. I guess we’ll just have to have another party (twist my arm). I found an awesome Mexican restaurant in Stoneham, Mass. It may not sound exciting to you, but I desperately miss my Mexican food so I’m thrilled!!!

I have started my container garden. I can’t wait to see it all blooming! I’ll post pictures on the website when I have something to show. 🙂


Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

May 3, 2005

Who’s idea was it for me to take a Shakespeare class anyway? I have to write papers about “Who is Juliet?” The stories are detailed and long. I think I’ll start enjoying it more once I get caught up on all my papers. Ah…tomorrow is another day. Tonight I have to finish reading my chapters…or Acts as they are referred to in Romeo and Juliet. My Conflict Resolution and Team Dynamics class has been going well. So far I have written a 500 word essay, numerous message board postings and participated in two online seminars. I’m probably boring you all so I’m going to call my girlfriend Donna to get her flight to Boston to visit me booked.


School & Gardening update

April 21, 2005

I started a new semester this week. This go around I’m taking Conflict Resolution & Team Dynamics and Shakespeare: The Human Condition. My first classes were last night and they went well, better than previous semesters. I actually like BOTH of my professors. I usually get a good one with a not so good one (to put it nicely) but I scored this time! Thank God! For the Shakespeare class, we’re going to read Romeo & Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream and All is True: Henry VIII. A comedy, a tragedy and a drama. You should see the book the school shipped me!!! It’s 4 inches think and the print is tiny! We’re going to try an absorb about 60 pages of the old English a week. I have a feeling that it will equate to taking a Tylenol PM.

This past weekend’s weather was so beautiful! We put the patio table back out and I planted about 12 pots of plants. For Christmas John gave me a gift certificate to an online plant company and I bought a lime tree, a citrus tree and a strawberry pot, the one with all the holes on the side so the plants drape along the sides of the pot. I just love everything that I got, that was a perfect gift for me! I just put in an additional order for about 30 more plants so my patio this year should be beautiful. I cut back on veggies and bought more flowers. Pink, red and purple are my theme for this year. I can’t wait to see everything in full bloom. I know I should be saving all of my money for our wedding but a girl’s gotta live!


Mail Me Some Sunshine Please!

March 8, 2005

It’s snowing again for the umpteenth time this winter. We’re expecting 6-10 inches and that’s nothing! We have had much more this winter…like the 38 inches we received in January.

I have three weeks left of this semester. It has been an interesting one. I used to dislike group projects because there was always someone that didn’t carry their weight. But since I go to school with mostly adults now, it’s been great splitting up some of our weekly projects to share the burden. I wish I could take them with me to the rest of my classes. Oh well…I will miss them.


Life Update…

February 12, 2005

What started as eloping at a bed and breakfast in New Hampshire has become a wedding in Boston. Now for a date….Winter or Spring? Maybe I’ll use the dart board later to decide.

My homework is almost done for the weekend. I just need to do a ROI report on implementing a new computer system at a medical center, build a diagram of the system and write an explanation of various alternatives. School stuff….

Going to Rick and Fran’s tonight. Rick called and said he just left the sushi market in Chinatown (Boston). Yum Yum! I am bringing portabella mushrooms that I grew from the kit Cindy and Paul gave me for Christmas. They look incredible.