#sol17- Day 5/31
Carrots and Sticks
If you read yesterday’s post you know that I procrastinate. One of my fix up strategies for this is to set goals and rewards (sticks and carrots) . This being the weekend before Student Led Conferences I knew it would be a busy weekend of school work (and procrastination techniques), so while I did not go away with a few friends to a beautiful resort for a getaway I did have other “carrots”. Jamie and I planned to go to Ippudo for lunch today. I employed my other tactic to get there- I set my timer for 10 minutes at a time (the length of time I imagined it should take to read and assess each writing on demand). Realistically some took much longer and a few were quicker. It came time to go and I still had two to go, so I packed them in my bag in case I was early. I waited downstairs in the apartment lobby for a ridiculously long time while I waited for my GrabCar to arrive (rainy days are a killer here for traffic). Instead of sitting down and getting them done I watched the GPS on my phone- silly me. Once I arrived at the mall I got super lost finding Jamie, but that was okay, as she was lost finding me too. We enjoyed delicious ramen (see page 27 to see our choice) even though we did not strictly speaking follow the sip, slurp, top, advice. After some great conversation, our break was over and we parted determined to get more work done.
Now I am back to the stick part of my deal making- two more writing pieces to get assessed, then on to the next jobs. If I get enough done my next carrot will be a pedicure later this evening…I am setting my timer, now! GO!