- Stay healthy.
- Be safe.
- Connect with team.
- Learn something new.
- Academic plan.
- MSc and PhD committees built and summoned.
- Read a pile of papers on existing focus and begin a new direction too.
- Complete and submit outstanding synthesis papers.
- Book and schedule progress reports.
- Prep deck and present at report meeting.
- Set hard and soft deadlines.
- Populate google calendar.
- Identify stepping stones to larger goals and make lists breaking each deliverable down.
- Select someone to be accountable to.
- Identify collaborations and update them on stepping stones.
- Keep track of progress (Gantt charts, notes, meetings, GitHub repos with issues to track).
- Plan breaks from the screen.