I am currently going through an exercise of building out a comprehensive todo list with items lasting through the end of the year (most are study related). Examples include reading three books, learning 500 kanji, making measured progress on my UW colloquia, exercising, etc. Assuming I am able to complete some items on schedule, the big questions I have are: how many things can I complete, which things do I focus on, and at what rate do I accomplish them? For example, I can read one chapter every two weeks from two books, or one chapter every week from one book. I don’t want to overload myself (as I tend to do) as I will then become dissapointed by failure.

This is an interesting excercise in time management and discipline.