1) AM routine.
i think i did really well improving my morning routine this month. in fact, by the end of the month i noticed that i wasn’t even paying much attention to the clock – i knew that if i got up and just did things relatively efficiently i could enjoy the time without worrying about rushing. of course, this was aided by the fact that i was working in the lab with no official ‘start time’ most days — but i was out of the house before 8 almost every day.
i also did a pretty good job getting in workouts on most mornings. if i start at 5, i can get in a run AND shower before annabel wakes up at around 6. this is definitely the ideal arrangement for me, and i can’t even express how much i prefer finishing my workouts first thing.
2) studying daily.
total fail. i did spend a few evenings doing PREP questions but most of the time, i spent much more time dreading my study-time than actually diving into anything. i am going to have to revamp this resolution for february.
my board exams are in november, and while that doesn’t sound terribly far away there is a LOT of material to cover. the pediatric endocrine boards love esoteric details, so just being in practice doesn’t necessarily help. while i’m a good test-taker in general, this is not an exam to take casually. the $2000+ price tag is also a pretty strong motivation to pass the first time.
100%! 31/31 in january. starting to feel like a matter of routine – yay! i can’t get lackadaisical though — i’ve done this before only to quit in march. i made a strategic dentist appointment for march 5. must . . . keep . . . flossing 🙂
coming up this weekend: february goals