Elements of Health · Meaningful Work

2,280 people have taken on rules to modify this element of their health.

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timory has a question about the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.half.16 7 · 6,365 pts

For those of you who have this rule, how do you use it? It’s really vague but I’d like to make it work for me and see how others make it work for them.

:) Starfevre
over 3 years ago

You can define ‘meaningful work’ as whatever works for you. For me, it is work that I do at my job. If I got stuff accomplished during the day and wasn’t spinning my wheels all day or wasting time all day, I count it as doing meaningful work.

:) immlass
over 3 years ago

I think I’m using that for the declutter rule. I have specific guidelines written down somewhere else.

:) ElsaM
over 3 years ago

Everyone’s going to be different, and I define it loosely, letting the definition change depending on my situation. Right now, I’m using almost exclusively to mean writing; I probably need to add a second similar goal for more personal tasks.

In the past, I’ve counted anything that will make a notable difference in my life or gets me closer to a bigger goal. So I count
- my Actual Work, or a big chunk of research toward doing Actual Work.
- taking care of health/mental health care stuff.
- material work that makes a big difference in my home (e.g., last year, I built a piece of furniture, and I counted an hour’s work on it any day as meaningful work).
- doing busywork toward a tangible goal, even if it’s dull: filing taxes, getting banking in order.
- like immlass, I’ve used it toward my decluttering goal, because it’s valuable to recognize that as meaningful.

Sometimes, I count big moments in my personal life: making an effort to reconnect with someone, making/finding a perfect important gift, spending a chunk of time setting important boundaries to take care of myself. That stuff’s hard work, and it often gets taken for granted. It helps me to acknowledge it as meaningful.

over 3 years ago

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cnd has a tip for the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.empty.16 -1 · 1,136 pts

I am TOTALLY new to a lot of things. This article is about sharing awareness about social justice issues. Some of it is analogous to the feelings, challenges and mistakes I made when I worked in sustainability education. I’m trying to learn about different issues and I often get emotionally overwhelmed or intimidated. (To be honest, it’s stuff that is often a bit too intense for me, but I’m learning bits and pieces when I feel ready.)

The article talks about some things that I am barely aware of so I don’t even know if I agree with everything there, but some of it for sure, and it certainly makes me think and be more sensitive. Might be of interest to some others here so I thought I’d share.

http://thebodyisnotanapology.com/magazine/ten-counterproductive-behaviors-of-social-justice-educators/

:) MaryAnn
almost 4 years ago

Good article.

:) HoopingFran50
almost 4 years ago

Very interesting.

almost 4 years ago

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Brooke has a question about the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 3,750 pts

Anyone

up for

eating

a FROG

or two, or three?

FROG-A-THON
Starting 11 a.m.

For Any & All
who have things that need doing
and
who may have things that don’t seem to be getting done.

- – -

To join in:

On the hour,
Post your time and time zone
Post "Last hour: " and what “frogs” you “ate” in the last hour
Post "Next hour: " and what “frogs” you plan to eat in the coming hour

- – -

RULE: The more the merrier
SUGGESTION: The shorter the updates, the more productive (theoretically)

:) Brooke
about 4 years ago

That’s 11 a.m. EST

:) Brooke
about 4 years ago

11 a.m. EST
Last hour: reading through Take a Nap! Change your life, drank water, organized day, phone call, getting Frog-eating-ready
Next hour: shower/dress, eat, meditate, play piano

:) CynthiaR
about 4 years ago

11:15 EST 17:15 CET

Last hour: Completed call with life balance coach; phone call with daughter for some updates.

Next hour: put fish and shellfish in soup begun this morning, Zephyr <!> super-nap (in honour of Brooke!), probably go pick up DH at office.

:) Brooke
about 4 years ago

12:00 p.m. EST
Last hour: joint mobility while listening to book on tape, showered/dressed, meditated, drank water
Next hour: eat, play piano, write, drink water

:) Brooke
about 4 years ago

Heyaaaa Ms C!

:) Brooke
about 4 years ago

1:00 p.m. EST
Last hour: ate, sent job to print shop, drank water, phone call, played piano
Next 2 hours: 1 1/2 hr nap, errands, drink water, then back here

:) Brooke
about 4 years ago

…maybe back at 5:30 or 6

if anyone’s around then

:) Brooke
about 4 years ago

7:00 p.m. EST
Okay, maybe a tad later, eh?
Last hour: lost in cyberspace
Next hour: do my dailies, eat an ice cream sandwich

:) Brooke
about 4 years ago

8:00 p.m. EST
Last hour: ate 3 ice cream sandwiches, began to get tomorrow’s lunch ready, got rid of some e-mail, heated leftovers
Next hour: please stop with the ice cream friggin sandwiches already… no guarantees there, scan and submit writing, write other stuff

:) Brooke
about 4 years ago

Cynthia, I took a supernap today TOO in honor of Zephyr and I hadn’t even read that part of your note when I did!

:) Brooke
about 4 years ago

I think I’m soooo done.
bye!

:) MaryAnn
about 4 years ago

Done like dinner.
Bye.

:) MaryAnn
about 4 years ago

… or like an ice cream sandwich.

:) CynthiaR
about 4 years ago

Brooke, I still think of “The Z” every time I take a nap. What a guy! Hope he’s well. ;-)

about 4 years ago

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Bridget has a tip for the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.full.16 13 · 2,432 pts

Writing
free interactive learning project sponZored by National Writing Project & Macarthur Foundation.
http://clmooc.educatorinnovator.org/2014/
I’m going to do it.

:) azurock
over 4 years ago

thanks

:) MadameAlto
over 4 years ago

Best wishes on doing this!

:) MaryAnn
over 4 years ago

Looks like fun – hope you have fun with it.

over 4 years ago

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ferdzgaspar has a question about the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 1,918 pts

Currently Im working in this big private company . My workload is not that heavy with bigher pay but the office politics is to toxic. Should I resign and accept a low paid job with pleasant ambiance?

:) gowithGrace
almost 5 years ago

hummm. Good question. Is there a way to stay where you are and not get stressed my office politics? A way,perhaps, to focus on the “Gift” of your current job?
Does it allow you free time to pursue other personal interest . . .? etc.

:) Shawn
almost 5 years ago

I struggled with balancing this dilemma as well. Only you will be able to decide how much the high salary is worth. If the politics are a mere annoyance, you may be able to work around it. If you start becoming ill from it or start to experience lying, betrayal or other direct negativity, you may want to consider another job.
Good luck : )

:) Smitha
almost 5 years ago

Do you enjoy your work currently? Despite the politics? If not, maybe it’s time to look for work elsewhere.

:) gowithGrace
almost 5 years ago

Hello, Have you completed December? Please come back and play!
“I have chosen these rules in the hopes that I might slowly begin to live a healthier life, and enjoy the process”

almost 5 years ago

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Bridget has a tip for the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.half.16 6 · 4,914 pts

Online timer app; countdown, pomodoro, and more “fluid” marinara mode.
Review: http://lifehacker.com/marinara-timer-is-a-flexible-web-based-pomodoro-timer-1191288959

http://www.marinaratimer.com/

:) msmaggie
about 5 years ago

Thanks!

about 5 years ago

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Bridget has a tip for the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.half.16 9 · 3,255 pts

Writing
I came across this article by Alan Henry on Lifehacker.

I reached out to Xeni Jardin, founding partner and co-editor of Boing Boing (still one of my favorite sites), on a whim for advice as a fledgling writer looking for tips from someone more experienced. She replied:

“Find untold stories, things that fascinate you, and do your best to tell them honestly. There’s so little truth in the world these days, any small morsel of it is a precious thing that will be appreciated, and find a grateful audience.

Don’t look for “big” stories, just look for ones that matter to you. The more you work at it, the better your work will be, and the more people will see it."

I’m still working on it, but every day I appreciate her words. I’d also share a quote from the 8th century father of Zen, Shitou Xiqian: “The vast sky is not hindered by the floating clouds.”

http://lifehacker.com/5983834/how-we-work-alan-henrys-favorite-gear-and-productivity-tricks

:) MaryAnn
over 5 years ago

Those are great quotes. Thanks.

:) Fruitful
over 5 years ago

I love this. I think it’s why I enjoy reading the minutiae of people’s lives that they post online; finally, something real.

:) Paula Gregovich
over 5 years ago

pretty :-)

:) kaizenkaren
over 5 years ago

Thanks for those quotes.

over 5 years ago

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msmaggie has a tip for the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 2,405 pts

This is a great article by Tony Schwartz about working when you’re working and renewing when you’re renewing. Most of us know the truth in it first-hand, but it never hurts to see it backed up by anecdote and science. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/opinion/sunday/relax-youll-be-more-productive.html?smid=pl-share

:) MaryAnn
almost 6 years ago

Good article, thanks.

:) PatrickTucson
almost 6 years ago

appreciated the article.

almost 6 years ago

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Bridget has a tip for the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.half.16 9 · 3,255 pts

9 Rules for Success by British Novelist Amelia E. Barr, 1901

  1. Everything good needs time. Don’t do work in a hurry. Go into details; it pays in every way. Time means power for your work. Mediocrity is always in a rush; but whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing with consideration. For genius is nothing more nor less than doing well what anyone can do badly.

http://tinyurl.com/abvnhhu

And for me: “One of the great secrets of success is “pegging away.”

Back to pegging away at my demanding and meticulous report writing.

:) MaryAnn
almost 6 years ago

Good article. Still very relevant.

almost 6 years ago

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Bridget has a tip for the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.half.16 9 · 3,255 pts

Paperwork is my Nemisis
http://tinyurl.com/aagkcy6

decision making is easy
http://tinyurl.com/amy8zoo

http://tinyurl.com/a7z2lc5

inspiration for perfection
http://tinyurl.com/bkdc2wh

Does this count as my meaningful work for the day?
Nah.

Brooke, thanks for the reminder about http://tinyurl.com/#link

:) Quinnie
almost 6 years ago

Good humor, something I often forget when I think I am involved in my own version of “meaningful work”.

:) Nicole Caron
almost 6 years ago

These are great – thank you for sharing!

:) MaryAnn
almost 6 years ago

Hey! CATS !!
:-D

Love the flowchart, too.
Thanks for the smile.

:) SusanT
almost 6 years ago

Fun stuff! I could certainly relate to that flowchart!

:) MaryAnn
almost 6 years ago

Bridget, re “meaningful work”…
Wouldn’t laughing, and giving others a laugh, count? :-)

:) healthyrach
almost 6 years ago

Thanks for the chuckles, Bridget! :-)

almost 6 years ago

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Cat has a tip for the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.half.16 6 · 3,446 pts

I just discovered the impact of “Power posing” and it is amazing! If you have a meeting, or want to feel more energetic or more positive, do try it! A study points out the benefits for job seekers.

It is only 18 minutes and I promise you will not regret it!

http://poptech.org/popcasts/amy_cuddy_power_poses

:) Bridget
about 6 years ago

Let me agree. Power posing is energizing and settling.

:) Lyman Reed
about 6 years ago

Really good stuff, Cat!

:) SusanT
about 6 years ago

Not only is this excellent, it has also answered a question I have had about my own posture and habits!

:) MaryAnn
about 6 years ago

Good and interesting video – thanks!

:) SarahM
about 6 years ago

Wow, great video – thanks for sharing this!

:) Kim Lindsey
almost 6 years ago

Hey I watched this today and I am 100% inspired to try it. It seems I have lately developed a tendency to adopt low-power body positions, and I’m determined to stop that! Thank you sincerely.

about 6 years ago

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Cat has a tip for the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.half.16 2 · 3,260 pts

Hi everyone,

I have updated our team wall with the list of resources we’ve found to be the most helpful so far.
Please have a look:

http://healthmonth.com/teams/show/705

If there are key resources I have missed, would you let me know?

Thanks and have a wonderful day!
Cat

:) Lyman Reed
about 6 years ago

Thanks Cat! Awesome list of resources.

:) SusanT
about 6 years ago

Excellent list, Cat. thank you for posting.

:) SarahM
about 6 years ago

Hi Cat,

maybe we could add description from Mary-Ann on Frogathons?

*FROG-EATING event (a.k.a. FROGATHON)"

— what it is, and how it works —

Every hour on the hour
(or whenever you can get to it or remember to do it):

Post your current time and time zone 1. What you’ve done in the last hour 2. What you plan to do in the next hour

ALL are welcome!
ANY activity can be posted

Be as specific or as vague as you wish.
The idea is to get stuff done —
and to do it while others around the globe are doing same.
For some of us, the camaraderie and group effort
— knowing that others are making similar efforts —
helps us to get our own stuff done.

Note:
What’s a “frog” and why eat one?
www.eatthatfrogmovie.com/
http://simplemom.net/worst-thing-first-eat-that-frog/

:) MaryAnn
about 6 years ago

Ah! I’ve been quoted! How nice! :-D

Since you’ve posted that, here’s a shorter version that I’ve been using lately, and that gives credit to the person who first introduced the idea:

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
.
.

FROG-EATING event (a.k.a. FROGATHON)

Post your current time and time zone
1. What you’ve done in the last hour
2. What you plan to do in the next hour

Everyone welcome — join in whenever!

= = = = = = = =
What is a Frogathon?
The invention of our teammate, Brooke, it’s about getting stuff done, and checking in here to report progress, and working along with others for the group energy. The froggy name of this event? — a take-off from the idea here: www.eatthatfrogmovie.com/

about 6 years ago

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Cat has a tip for the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.half.16 3 · 3,577 pts

Scott Dinsmore is one of Leo’s friends, and he has created “Live your legend”. I downloaded his free ebooks: his weekly worksheet is incredible! I plan on using it from now on to keep track of my MITs, my priorities and my lessons learned. I will include this in my October habits so I don’t forget: it is that important to me!

Have a look!
http://liveyourlegend.net/email-updates/

Cheers,
Cat

:) SusanT
about 6 years ago

I’m on it, Cat! I have an unending appetite for organizational tools and tips! Thanks!

:) SarahM
about 6 years ago

Thanks a lot Cat for the tip and for the great idea of making this a habit!

Bisous,
Sarah

about 6 years ago

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Bridget has a tip for the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.half.16 8 · 2,899 pts

Time Management from Sarah Ward
p 11-13 of this file have strategies for time management for kids.
http://www.indstate.edu/blumberg/docs/ef-skills-for-educators.pdf

In my classroom I set up a “Sweep of Time” bulletin board. It’s sort of described at the top of p. 12. I’m describing it here b/c
It is as helpful for me as it is for the kids.

clock face w/ #’s only.
Push pins around outer edge of clock at the 5 minute intervals.
center has a brad with a paperclip attached so it can spin.
yarn is attached to the paperclip.
Yarn length is enough to go around the clock twice.

Use the yarn to ONLY show minute hand.

Example:
session starts at 10:35 and lasts 40 minutes.
pull yarn from center to the #7.
count around the clock by 5 minute intervals 40 mins to the #3.
the yarn will outline the clock b/c of the pushpins.
At the #3 go back to the center.
The remainder of yarn gets pulled off to the #3 or #7, just so it is out of the way.
Use a movable sticker to show the half-way point of the lesson.

That’s it to create.
I refer to it throughout the lesson for pacing.

Very easy to show time lost to gathering materials, chatting, unfocused behavior …

The presenter liked using a glass faced clock & wipe off markers. I am not a big fan of those markers but can see how they could be useful. She said the markers would not stain the glass.

For one-to-one work I follow the same idea using a paper clock. I color that one in as she showed.
I write the small tasks on the paper so student can check of accomplishments.
At the beginning of a new session we look at how things worked or didn’t in the last session.

Another strategy shown on those pages is the different photos of balls or animals attached to the clock at the 5 minute intervals.

I bothered writing this b/c I’m making a small clock for myself this weekend.

:) SusanT
over 6 years ago

Thank you for taking time to post this. I clicked on your link and I see a ton of marvelous information there!

:) Bridget
over 6 years ago

great full day workshop.

:) MiddleClassLady
over 6 years ago

Paul has a really hard time understanding the concept of time because it is abstract, and we are looking for ways to incorporate number sin to his education in a concrete way he can grasp first. This sounds great! Thanks!

over 6 years ago

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immlass has a question about the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.half.16 8 · 5,095 pts

I think I may be doin’ Dreaded Tasks rong. If you do Dreaded Tasks, do you use it only for big tasks, or for any tasks that make you go “ugh”? The frequency of my rule next month depends on the answer to this question.

:) marmot
almost 7 years ago

Oh, I plan on using it for any task that makes me go ugh. Big or small—the dread is (nearly) equal, I find. So, things like making dr’s appointments, balancing my checkbook, meal planning, and cleaning the bathroom. I encounter those more frequently than Large Tasks (which can all be broken down into Dreaded Sub-Tasks, if you want to be a splitter).

:) lauren ipsum (librarina)
almost 7 years ago

Yeah, I use it for anything, regardless of magnitude of task. Once I gave it to myself for just answering the phone when I really didn’t want to take the call.

:) MoiraIndigo
almost 7 years ago

I use it for anything I’d hate or otherwise put off, large or small. I’ve started with the baby step of 5-10 minutes per day addressing one or more steps of a dreaded task.

:) immlass
almost 7 years ago

OK, then it needs to be small tasks and every day, not big tasks and 1x weekly. Thanks!

:) dorey_oh
almost 7 years ago

I’m using it for larger tasks – big projects that I avoid because they are too overwhelming. But then working on the project (as opposed for finishing it) counts as doing the Dreaded Task. I’ve also used it for something that didn’t turn out to be all that hard, but I’d been seriously procrastinating on.

I think you can set and use the rule however it works for you. My goal is only one Task per week. If I were using it for “ugh” chores, I’d require more per week.

For me, I think if I use it for “ugh” chores, it would actually leave me an easier option than working on the bigger projects. Since only the big things count, I have to do the big things.

:) immlass
almost 7 years ago

That was kind of what I was originally planning. This month I did 3x weekly and that got me nothing useful.

almost 7 years ago

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Zabolotnaya has a question about the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.half.16 7 · 1,055 pts

Ни у кого нет в правилах этого месяца meaningful work? Интересно, что люди вкладывают в это понятие.

:) Hanna_Kirillovskaya
almost 7 years ago

я бы засчитала сюда что-то типа ремонта, долгого шитья, занятий с ребенком или собакой, переезд…
что-то, что скорее слон, чем лягушка)

:) Zabolotnaya
almost 7 years ago

Ох, я такое совершенно не воспринимаю как meaningful, скорее наоборот (

:) Hanna_Kirillovskaya
almost 7 years ago

тогда только покорить мир остается)

:) Zabolotnaya
almost 7 years ago

Ну чо вы (

almost 7 years ago

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aamy has a question about the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.half.16 9 · 2,549 pts

For those of you who have a goal involving conquering procrastination or being more productive at work, how are you structuring that? I have a ridiculous procrastination problem, and though it isn’t one of my goals this month (I decided to start with some easier goals), I do want to think about how to deal with it. It makes my life much more stressful than it should be. Any tips?

And yes, I am posting this rather than writing a memo that is due today.

:) bluedaisy
almost 7 years ago

It sounds like a joke, but there’s a thing called structured procrastination. Make a list of everything you have to do. As long as you do something on that list, you aren’t completely procrastinating. I get a ton of stuff done this way—basically, I do it when it’s not the most important thing to do. This doesn’t work for everyone, but I sure get a lot accomplished when I’m not doing what I’m supposed to be doing (except right now, ahem).

:) bluedaisy
almost 7 years ago

This will either be helpful or a huge distraction: http://www.structuredprocrastination.com/

:) webgoddess
almost 7 years ago

I tried a couple different methods last year. For a while I had the “limit Internet” rule (since that was the major source of my procrastination), where instead of keeping strict time I’d instead sort of “rate” myself on how badly I’d done. Then I tried the “do meaningful work” rule instead, where I simply had to get something done. Outside HM, I also looked into the Pomodoro Technique. This is where you set a timer and work for 25 minutes, but then you get a 5 minute break. That works pretty well for me, actually.

:) Wossname
almost 7 years ago

I chunk all my tasks as small as possible and work off a list of 4 or so things at a time. Most of the time, I allow myself to skip 1 task a day in exchange for putting money in my savings account. It’s a “penalty” that still benefits me in some way.

I also will frequently change my environment when I really need to get work done. If I have a lot of coding to do, I sometimes just go to Panera or some other public place with free WiFi.

:) MoiraIndigo
almost 7 years ago

I’m only two days in so far, but the Dreaded Tasks goal is already making a dent in my list and anxiety. The Dreaded Task goal is described here: http://metatalk.metafilter.com/21328/A-new-you-for-the-new-year-with-Team-MetaFilter#956990

:) MoiraIndigo
almost 7 years ago

Oh, and as far as the ease of the goal, you can start it in baby steps. I have mine set up for 5-10 minutes 6 days a week, and it’s very approachable. And accomplishing each little thing makes the next thing easier to accomplish, because my anxiety drops.

:) ambrosia
almost 7 years ago

I too have a ridiculous procrastination problem, and I have found this manifesto to help light a fire under my behind when needed.

Excuse me, I have a dreaded task I need to go finish. :-)

:) ambrosia
almost 7 years ago

Wait, no links anymore? Pfft.

here: http://www.brepettis.com/blog/2009/3/3/the-cult-of-done-manifesto.html

:) giraffee
almost 7 years ago

Thanks, everyone, this is a really helpful thread for me. And now back to work. ;-)

:) alicetiara
almost 7 years ago

I’ve successfully used a combination of the Pomodoro Technique (e.g. 20 minutes work, 5 minutes break) and LeechBlock (Firefox extension that blocks all my “fun” sites, you customize the block list) to get lots of work done, e.g. writing my dissertation. It’s extreme but it works.

:) ignignokt
almost 7 years ago

I just tell myself: I have to start on the task. So, if the task is writing a memo, I’d tell myself that I have to write a paragraph of it. Not a good paragraph, even – it could be revised later. Then, I can stop if I want. Usually, though, after I’ve stepped over that low bar, I find it’s not too hard to keep going.

Re: tasks, there’s a bit of a dark side to that. I try to make my tasks as small as possible, but so many of them turn out to be bigger than I initially thought that it was bumming me out for a while that a single item on a list was taking so long. And sometimes, I’d come across something that had to be done that wasn’t on any list, and I’d be pissed that I did it, but I didn’t get to cross anything off.

:) ignignokt
almost 7 years ago

(I still use task lists – that way I don’t forget things. I just try really hard to disassociate it with progress or credit.)

almost 7 years ago

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söckli has a question about the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.empty.16 -3 · 1,594 pts

Do bugs in software taste like chickenwraps?

:) melakko
about 7 years ago

mmh chickenwraps

about 7 years ago

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Bridget has a tip for the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.half.16 4 · 4,980 pts

This is more about getting things done/organization.
Although written as a guide for teaching executive function skills I found it worthwhile to help me stay on top of things.
http://www.indstate.edu/blumberg/docs/ef-skills-for-educators.pdf

:) CynthiaR
about 7 years ago

Oooh, I love new links like this…they all have something. Thanks, Bridget!

:) MaryAnn
about 7 years ago

Thanks, Bridget!

:) karalianne
about 7 years ago

I’m going to send that to my ADHD Coach, she will probably find it useful. It was written for people working with autistic children, but I can totally see how it will help with ADHDers, too, since ADHD is definitely a disorder of executive functioning!

:) healthyrach
about 7 years ago

Love love love <3

:) Bridget
about 7 years ago

I am so glad to get others opinions on this resource.
I really like it and will be teaching these strategies to students this year.

about 7 years ago

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healthymonkey has a question about the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.half.16 5 · 3,314 pts

Okay. So I have been tossing around the idea of going back to school for a PhD program at UCSD. The only thing that interests me is neuroscience. My BA is Communication, so I know there will be a lot of prep work. Is anyone out there a science bio chem brain buff?

:) MaryAnn
about 7 years ago

Not me. (Arts/Psych degrees)
But… I do know that neuroscience is really a hot area, and I’m pretty sure it will be for ages and ages.

And I say, Go for it!
Life is short, and it’s great and wonderful to be doing something you’re genuinely interested in.

:) karalianne
about 7 years ago

That is cool! What about neuroscience are you interested in?

I’m not really good at “real” science; my undergrad degrees are in music (composition) and psychology. But I still have to write the GRE to get into a Masters program in psychology, so that means I have to relearn all that math I put out of my mind after high school – you know, algebra, geometry, basic calculus…

:) Brooke
about 7 years ago

Hey, I also have a B.A. in Communications!

:) healthyrach
about 7 years ago

Is there a program you have in mind? Are you tied to your local area or looking nationally?

Looks like, in addition to the GRE, you’d want to brush up / take some undergrad courses in math, statistics, biology, biomed, and nonlinear dynamical systems.

I need to remediate my basic math & algebra skills before even studying for the GRE. I passed it once, but my scores are too old & so are my math skills. I want to go back for Mental Health Counseling Masters.

:) MaryAnn
about 7 years ago

Wow, Rachael, how didja just rattle all that off like that?
“Nonlinear dynamical systems”
(my husband had to remind me what that means; I never would have just said it.)

Science major?

:) Bridget
about 7 years ago

Neuroscience is a hot topic these days.
I’m taking a class on Neuroscience for teachers funded by the Dana Foundation. It’s fascinating.
Also reading Brain Rules by John Medina.
http://www.brainrules.net/
I saw him speak in June. He was so entertaining that I wasn’t sure if he was legitimate. Turns out he is.

Now that I am old I wish I’d continued school for phd when I was younger.
But that would have changed everything so it’s OK.

What career do you envision?

:) healthyrach
about 7 years ago

I took a fractals class in college (it got me out of taking algebra 2) and learned about nonlinear dynamical systems in a couple of my undergrad psych classes. I think it offers a more realistic way to study natural phenomenon & processes. Life is messy, and regular (linear) math & science doesn’t know what to do with that.

:) healthyrach
about 7 years ago

Laura – yes, please tell us more :-)

:) Brooke
about 7 years ago

Cynthia,
Is it rainy there now, like it is in Thailand this time of year?

:) Gianna
about 7 years ago

ask Sara from my team, I think she is studying something with bio, as far as I remember…

:) healthymonkey
about 7 years ago

Thanks for all the feedback. I want to do research on the brain. it’s PhD program at UCSD. I’m listening to Buddha Brain right now, or I bought it. (digital book). Trying to get into a CHEM class at a JC for fall. On the waitlist. Good thoughts!

about 7 years ago

:)

yulia has a question about the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.full.16 25 · 2,532 pts

?

over 7 years ago

:)

mieraimoet has a tip for the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.full.16 13 · 2,569 pts

must early sleep

over 7 years ago

:)

gustinuhari has a question about the Do meaningful work rule.

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What kind of activity/wotk that you categorized as a meaningful work?

over 7 years ago

:)

sara has a tip for the Do meaningful work rule.

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One of my goals this month is to do meaningful work (i.e. work on my dissertation) at least 1 hour five days a week – hopefully more, but that’s a minimum. I’ve found this online stopwatch (http://online-stopwatch.chronme.com/) to be really helpful in timing how long I’m really working – I can stop it if I get interrupted by a conversation or an email so that I’m truly being honest about how much I’m getting done. It also has a little “toolbar” option in the upper right hand corner, which combines fantastically with QuietWrite (http://www.quietwrite.com/) to provide a distraction-free, timed writing space that allows me to save separate documents for notes on various books or articles, thoughts, drafts, etc.

Maybe one of these will help others? I could see the online timer being great for other goals as well, like limiting time on the internet.

:) Gianna
almost 8 years ago

thanks for the links, I always appreciate tips for time management…

:) Brooke
almost 8 years ago

Hi Sara,
Do you know what the difference is/are between 750Words.com and QuietWrite.com ?

:) sara
almost 8 years ago

Brooke: I would say 750 words is best for daily journaling – it automatically gives you a fresh page each day and a goal to write towards. I tried keeping school-related notes there for a while, but it wasn’t too great because you can’t edit old entries (at least on the site) and everything is just cataloged by date rather than content.

Quiet Write I find to be more useful for keeping track of different documents, similar to Google Docs, but a little bit of a simpler/distraction free interface. It allows you to save different documents by topic, publish them or keep them private (for public docs, it gives you a link so you can share it just with certain people), and also has a list of past revisions so you can go back and look at how the document looked prior to editing (like if you accidentally erase something important!).

In short, I use 750 words for personal journaling and Quiet Write for keeping reading notes, dissertation thoughts/drafts, etc, where I want it cataloged by topic/document rather than date.

:) sara
almost 8 years ago

Venka: I’m a PhD student in political science, and my concentrations are U.S. political history and U.S. judicial politics.

almost 8 years ago

:)

anggijumper has a tip for the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.full.16 60 · 2,367 pts

Tindak Pidana Pengelolaan Sampah

Sampah, harus diakui telah menimbulkan kerepotan tersendiri di Indonesia, terutama di kota-kota besar di Indonesia. Tanpa pengaturan secara khusus dan pengelolaan yang baik, maka sampah akan menjadi sumber malapetaka yang dapat mengancam kehidupan manusia.

Sampah, jarang dipandang sebagai salah satu sumber daya yang dapat dimanfaatkan. Karena tak salah jika paradigma para pemangku kepentingan dalam pengelolaan sampah masihlah bertumpu pada pendekatan akhir, tanpa memikirkan akibatnya secara jangka panjang.

Untuk menjawab persoalan sampah, pemerintah dan DPR mengesahkan UU No 18 Tahun 2008 tentang Pengelolaan Sampah. UU ini terdiri dari 18 Bab dan 49 Pasal yang kesemuanya mengatur tentang bagaimana sampah tersebut dikelola sehingga dapat bermanfaat bagi kehidupan di masa depan

UU ini bertumpu pada 9 asas yaitu asas tanggung jawab, asas keberlanjutan, asas manfaat, asas keadilan, asas kesadaran, asas kebersamaan, asas keselamatan, asas keamanan, dan asas nilai ekonomi (vide Pasal 3)

Sementara menurut UU ini pengelolaan sampah bertujuan untuk meningkatkan kesehatan masyarakat, meningkatkan kualitas lingkungan, dan menjadikan sampah sebagai sumber daya (vide Pasal 4)

:) garonk
almost 8 years ago

sodorin gayus

:) anggijumper
almost 8 years ago

top gan

:) dolyiqbal
almost 8 years ago

siiippp

:) t7andra
almost 8 years ago

Maaf aku terpaksa begini ….

almost 8 years ago

:)

anggijumper has a tip for the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.full.16 60 · 2,367 pts

Jenis Sampah dan Pengelolaannya

Sampah dalam UU ini dibedakan atas; (a.) sampah rumah tangga; (b.) sampah sejenis sampah rumah tangga; dan (c.) sampah spesifik. Sampah rumah tangga diartika sebagai sampah yang berasal dari kegiatan sehari-hari dalam rumah tangga, tidak termasuk tinja dan sampah spesifik, sementara sampah sejenis sampah rumah tangga diartikan sebagai sampah yang berasal dari kawasan komersial, kawasan industri, kawasan khusus, fasilitas sosial, fasilitas umum, dan/atau fasilitas lainnya, dan sampah spesifik diartikan meliputi: (a.) sampah yang mengandung bahan berbahaya dan beracun; (b.) sampah yang mengandung limbah bahan berbahaya dan beracun; (c.) sampah yang timbul akibat bencana; (d.) puing bongkaran bangunan; (e.) sampah yang secara teknologi belum dapat diolah; dan/atau (f.) sampah yang timbul secara tidak periodik.

Pengelolaan sampah dalam UU ini juga dibedakan dalam beberapa bentuk yaitu

dilakukan melalui kegiatan pengurangan sampah dan penanganan sampah. Pengurangan sampah diartikan sebagai kegiatan: (a.) pembatasan timbulan sampah; (b.) pendauran ulang sampah; dan/atau (c.) pemanfaatan kembali sampah. Kegiatan penanganan sampah diartikan sebagai kegiatan (a.) pemilahan dalam bentuk pengelompokan dan pemisahan sampah sesuai dengan jenis, jumlah, dan/atau sifat sampah; (b.) pengumpulan dalam bentuk pengambilan dan pemindahan sampah dari sumber sampah ke tempat penampungan sementara atau tempat pengolahan sampah terpadu; (c.) pengangkutan dalam bentuk membawa sampah dari sumber dan/atau dari tempat penampungan sampah sementara atau dari tempat pengolahan sampah terpadu menuju ke tempat pemrosesan akhir; (d.) pengolahan dalam bentuk mengubah karakteristik, komposisi, dan jumlah sampah; dan/atau (e.) pemrosesan akhir sampah dalam bentuk pengembalian sampah dan/atau residu hasil pengolahan sebelumnya ke media lingkungan secara aman.

Jenis sampah spesifik pengelolaannya menjadi tanggung jawab Pemerintah dan akan diatur melalui peraturan pemerintah.

:) garonk
almost 8 years ago

sodorin gayus

:) anggijumper
almost 8 years ago

top gan

:) dolyiqbal
almost 8 years ago

siiippp

:) t7andra
almost 8 years ago

Maaf aku terpaksa begini ….

almost 8 years ago

:)

anggijumper has a tip for the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.full.16 60 · 2,367 pts

Hak-Hak Masyarakat Terkait Dengan Kegiatan Pengelolaan Sampah

Dalam kegiatan pengelolaan sampah ini masyarakat berhak untuk: (a) mendapatkan pelayanan dalam pengelolaan sampah secara baik dan berwawasan lingkungan dari Pemerintah, pemerintah daerah, dan/atau pihak lain yang diberi tanggung jawab untuk itu; (b.) berpartisipasi dalam proses pengambilan keputusan, penyelenggaraan, dan pengawasan di bidang pengelolaan sampah; (c.) memperoleh informasi yang benar, akurat, dan tepat waktu mengenai penyelenggaraan pengelolaan sampah; (d.) mendapatkan pelindungan dan kompensasi karena dampak negatif dari kegiatan tempat pemrosesan akhir sampah; dan (e.) memperoleh pembinaan agar dapat melaksanakan pengelolaan sampah secara baik dan berwawasan lingkungan.

Selain hak-hak tersebut terhadap orang yang terkena dampak negatif dari kegiatan pengelolaan sampah di tempat pemrosesan akhir sampah berhak mendapat kompensasi dari pemerintah pusat dan/atau pemerintah daerah dalam bentuk: (a.) relokasi; (b.) pemulihan lingkungan; (c.) biaya kesehatan dan pengobatan; dan/atau (d.) kompensasi dalam bentuk lain.

Untuk itu pengaturan lebih lanjut tentang dampak negatif dan kompensasi tersebut akan diatur oleh peraturan pemerintah

Selain itu masyarkat juga berperan dalam: (a.)pemberian usul, pertimbangan, dan saran kepada Pemerintah dan/atau pemerintah daerah; (b.) perumusan kebijakan pengelolaan sampah; dan/atau (c.) pemberian saran dan pendapat dalam penyelesaian sengketa persampahan.

:) garonk
almost 8 years ago

sodorin gayus

:) anggijumper
almost 8 years ago

top gan

:) dolyiqbal
almost 8 years ago

siiippp

:) t7andra
almost 8 years ago

Maaf aku terpaksa begini ….

almost 8 years ago

:)

anggijumper has a tip for the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.full.16 60 · 2,367 pts

Larangan, Sanksi, dan Tindak Pidana

Ada beberapa larangan yang dikenakan oleh setiap orang di Indonesia, larangan tersebut terdapat dalam Pasal 29 ayat (1) yaitu “Setiap orang dilarang: (a.) memasukkan sampah ke dalam wilayah Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia; (b.) mengimpor sampah; (c.) mencampur sampah dengan limbah berbahaya dan beracun; (d.) mengelola sampah yang menyebabkan pencemaran dan/atau perusakan lingkungan; (e.) membuang sampah tidak pada tempat yang telah ditentukan dan disediakan; (f.) melakukan penanganan sampah dengan pembuangan terbuka di tempat pemrosesan akhir; dan/atau (g.) membakar sampah yang tidak sesuai dengan persyaratan teknis pengelolaan sampah.

Ketentuan larangan dalam huruf e, f, dan g dapat merupakan pelanggaran pidana yang akan dirumuskan dalam Peraturan Daerah yang disusun oleh Kabupaten dan/atau Kota

Pengelola sampah dapat dikenakan pula sanksi administratif yang diatur dalam Peraturan Daerah Kabupaten/Kota apabila pengelola sampah melanggar ketentuan persyaratan yang ditetapkan dalam perizinan dengan menjatuhkan sanksi (a.) paksaan pemerintahan; (b.) uang paksa; dan/atau (c.) pencabutan izin.

:) garonk
almost 8 years ago

sodorin gayus

:) anggijumper
almost 8 years ago

top gan

:) dolyiqbal
almost 8 years ago

siiippp

:) t7andra
almost 8 years ago

Maaf aku terpaksa begini ….

almost 8 years ago

:)

anggijumper has a tip for the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.full.16 60 · 2,367 pts

BAB XV

KETENTUAN PIDANA

Pasal 39

1. Setiap orang yang secara melawan hukum memasukkan dan/atau mengimpor sampah rumah tangga dan/atau sampah sejenis sampah rumah tangga ke dalam wilayah Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia diancam dengan pidana penjara paling singkat 3 (tiga) tahun dan paling lama 9 (sembilan) tahun dan denda paling sedikit Rp100.000.000,00 (seratus juta rupiah) dan paling banyak Rp3.000.000.000,00 (tiga miliar rupiah).

2. Setiap orang yang secara melawan hukum memasukkan dan/atau mengimpor sampah spesifik ke wilayah Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia diancam dengan pidana penjara paling singkat 4 (empat) tahun dan paling lama 12 (dua belas) tahun dan denda paling sedikit Rp200.000.000,00 (dua ratus juta rupiah) dan paling banyak Rp5.000.000.000,00 (lima miliar rupiah).

:) garonk
almost 8 years ago

sodorin gayus

:) anggijumper
almost 8 years ago

top gan

:) dolyiqbal
almost 8 years ago

siiippp

:) t7andra
almost 8 years ago

Maaf aku terpaksa begini ….

almost 8 years ago

:)

anggijumper has a tip for the Do meaningful work rule.

Heart.full.16 60 · 2,367 pts

Pasal 40

1. Pengelola sampah yang secara melawan hukum dan dengan sengaja melakukan kegiatan pengelolaan sampah dengan tidak memperhatikan norma, standar, prosedur, atau kriteria yang dapat mengakibatkan gangguan kesehatan masyarakat, gangguan keamanan, pencemaran lingkungan, dan/atau perusakan lingkungan diancam dengan pidana penjara paling singkat 4 (empat) tahun dan paling lama 10 (sepuluh) tahun dan denda paling sedikit Rp100.000.000,00 (seratus juta rupiah) dan paling banyak Rp5.000.000.000,00 (lima miliar rupiah).

2. Jika tindak pidana sebagaimana dimaksud pada ayat (1) mengakibatkan orang mati atau luka berat, pengelola sampah diancam dengan pidana penjara paling singkat 5 (lima) tahun dan paling lama 15 (lima belas) tahun dan denda paling sedikit Rp100.000.000,00 (seratus juta rupiah) dan paling banyak Rp5.000.000.000,00 (lima miliar rupiah).

:) garonk
almost 8 years ago

sodorin gayus

:) anggijumper
almost 8 years ago

top gan

:) dolyiqbal
almost 8 years ago

siiippp

:) t7andra
almost 8 years ago

Maaf aku terpaksa begini ….

almost 8 years ago