Learning the obvious: week in review

You know how basically every productivity expert ever tells you to pick 3 – and only 3 – major tasks per day? Yeah, I’ve never done that before. My usual M.O. is chucking everything I think I should get done on a given day onto my to-do list and seeing how far I get. Unsurprisingly, I usually have a few unchecked tasks at the end of the day. Well, this week I actually stuck to the 3 tasks per day rule (really 2-4, but it averages out). Not on purpose; I just happened to have tasks that required large chunks of time. And guess what? I actually finished everything on the list that way. Excuse me while I have a “duh” moment over here.

In other “checking things off” news, I stuck to my running plan exactly this week. 3 runs, 2 gym sessions, 1 yoga class. And I had some excellent runs this week because I tried out new running shoes (Altra Delilahs – they’re a discontinued style, so of course I love them) and winter made a brief appearance over the weekend. Though the picture doesn’t really show it, it was spitting snow for most of my Friday run. So it was great running weather, at least for me.


And on Saturday I went to a Women in Science and Engineering conference, which was held at a local ski resort. Which also meant I got to go for a hike/walk in the snow. Well, the hike was actually quite muddy…but the views made it easy to focus on the positives.


Oh, and since I’m apparently on a planning theme this week, I did my best meal planning in a while. For the past month-ish I’ve been planning about half a week at a time because I just couldn’t come up with any more dinners that sounded good. But now that fall is here I suddenly have more recipes I want to make than there are days in the week. Fall and winter are my favorite food seasons…though I will miss fresh tomatoes.


Do you use the 3 major tasks guideline for planning your days? Or what works for you?

What’s your favorite season for cooking and eating?

Linking up with Meghan for week in review and HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin for Weekly Wrap

6 Comment

  1. Thankfully we have a few more weeks of tomatoes yet, although I’ll miss them too. I’ll embrace soup instead though.

    Way to go on the workouts; you killed it. Also, getting things checked off the To Do lists. I might have to try this three item idea.

    Happy Monday and thanks for linking up.
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      My tomato plants died this weekend 🙁 I remembered to cover them up Saturday night, but then of course I forgot to do it Sunday night when it actually froze…
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  2. Unfortunately, my method for getting work done is putting out the hottest fire first. I do like lists though. It is so hot here, I can’t fathom there is snow anywhere. I’m so ready to make Mexican chili. I’ve already bought the ingredients. Thanks for linking!

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I’m familiar with that method too…not my favorite!
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  3. Snow?! I’m envious! I’m excited for fall foods too. In summer I tend to graze on fresh veggies and fruit instead of actually making meals. Now, I’m really in the mood for soups and anything with pumpkin in it.
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Yes, I make SO much soup all fall/winter!
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