I returned to my mini-Pomodoro timer at work—4 minutes of work and 1 minute of break. It sounds ridiculous, but for the most part it keeps my time organized. It’s enabling me to pay some attention to side projects that I would otherwise procrastinate on. I work on them during my mini-breaks throughout the day. This got me through my blog post and a motivation hurdle in my math project. At the same time, it boosted my work productivity, which had been in a slump.
After more deliberation and research on how to approach it, I finally started taking notes for my flashcards. I decided on writing them in Google Sheets to import into Anki. Now I’m experimenting with how much detail to include in the notes. And yes, I’m still in the prealgebra stage. So I’m looking at how I can speed things up without cheating my learning. I’m hoping to at least touch on algebra this iteration.
I tentatively decided on a theme for my October media, which is horror web originals, focusing on the SCP Foundation. I might also pick up where I left off on EverymanHYBRID. If it turns out I’m not in the mood for all that, I’ll switch to weird fiction, probably starting with The Weird, a large anthology edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. And if I’m not in the mood for that, I’ll switch to classic horror with my old Victorian story list and a modern take on vampires, The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko.