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Podcast: Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans

BLP Ep #61: Full Focus Mini-Review + More

Brief Notes: Question: How do you plan / track your work tasks? My answer = rather boringly. Some lists in apple notes, an email file that I go through weekly, and other tasks/work-related goals embedded in my regular to do lists (generally in their…

September 27, 2021

Library Haul and White Lotus

Last night I watched 2.5 eps of White Lotus and it was glorious. The kids were happily watching Frozen 2. We all had popcorn. It would have been a pretty fantastic night had I not had another migraine (began in afternoon and worsened until…

September 25, 2021
Planners Reading

5 on a Friday: Early Fall Edition

1- Day 1 of 100 went well, though I had nothing to do with bedtime (Josh took it over, as is theoretically our Thursday night custom, though it isn’t always feasible). Phone screen time was 59 minutes (and would have been less if I…

September 24, 2021
Goals life

The Next 100 Days

Today (Sept 23rd) is the first of the 100 days left in 2021. In those 100 days, I aim to: 1- Focus on screen time (yes again). Seems like a good time for me to resurrect Operation 100! 2- Eat better and work out…

September 23, 2021
COVID19 life Reading


Such thoughtful comments on yesterday‘s post! I am not finished with my wellness presentation, unfortunately. It will be given Sept 30th in whatever state it is in, but how meta that it is totally stressing me out. The presentation is being given to hospital…

September 22, 2021
life Work

Deep Thoughts on the 20% & Margin in Medicine

I was going to run this morning but it is pouring. Instead I will contemplate 2 things I have been thinking about, as inspired by Cal Newport. The First: This post, on the idea that “many knowledge workers end up toiling roughly 20% more…

September 21, 2021

Saturday Mornings

The kids will probably be up any second. I would love an additional 30-40 minutes to myself — or while we are dreaming, how about 2 hours? I would: Do a leisurely version of my weekday morning routine Work out (bodyweight strength today) I…

September 18, 2021
COVID19 The Podcast

5 on a Friday: Feeling Positive Edition

1- Positive vibes. I finally feel recovered from call, and for the first time in a while I am feeling some positivity and hope. I am sure some of this is relief related to trends in the right direction on this graph: I don’t…

September 17, 2021
Habits life

Some Odds ‘n’ Ends

SCHOOL After our initial quarantine event, the school year seems to be going well so far. Our community positivity rates and hospitalization rates are coming down despite school openings and I very much hope they stay there. ALSO, they have changed the policy so…

September 15, 2021