And so far I have managed to keep all my promises to myself with regards to my TMA and progress etc:
- Studied on the commute
- Progressed the TMA on the evenings when I could study
- Stopped when I had promised myself to (and enjoyed the resulting free time without guilt or remorse)
- Got in some daytime study - this one requires the most commitment I think - using 'free time' during the day on the weekend to study is a big pull. I didn't do any on Friday, but as the promise was only to 'get some in' not do it on both days, I pulled it back by progressing to the end of the next question today.
Tomorrow I have a Sunday morning tutorial, but for tonight I have more quality time planned - my little brother and his girlfriend are coming round for tea and an evening of board games and hilarity.
There's still a fair chunk of TMA to get through, but I think that if I can plan and structure both time and activities the way I have this week, then I will manage it relatively unscathed!!
Make a plan - stick to the plan - reward oneself for sticking to plan. Sounds like a plan to me!!
(and the resulting guilt free quality time with the BFF gave me inspiration and thoughts about how to carry out other 'plans' in my life - of a crafty nature)