I don’t think I can keep up what I’m currently doing.
1 – pump once a day at work. Spud is barely drinking from sippy or straw cups these days, not sure why, but rather than work to rehab that, I’m going to use it as an opportunity to gracefully decrease my output at work. Twice or three pumping sessions has become onerous and disruptive, and I need my already fragmented days to be slightly less so.
2 – Transition students to meetings every two weeks instead of weekly. I have already done this, and it is much better, although teaching eats all gained time and defragmentation that achieved. No way I could do both weekly meetings and teach though.
3 – Somehow find a way to say no such that I don’t get re-asked nine times. I don’t know if this is something I do incorrectly, endemic to my department, or something else, but I say no until I eventually say yes. Saying no does not ever seem to make something actually go away. I am overburdened with service, so stereotypically.
4 – Break my current “no work on weekends” streak. I need 2-3 more hours in the week to be afloat. Not sure where those hours will come from on weekends, but I’m not giving myself a bye on Saturday/Sunday anymore.