In other words, I clean my house a lot when I have a paper to write.
Despite being raised in a conservative Mennonite family where the women have clearly defined roles, my parents instilled into me the idea that I was capable of anything and were careful not to label chores or activities as male or female, which I am grateful for.
Which is why, yesterday, I cast aside my laptop, reading and papers and embraced something more measurable, dusty and sweaty than paper crafting - hanging drywall at my sister's new house.
It was only in the realm of enjoyable for a few hours, but I returned to my paper with a dusty face and a clear head.
Do any of you need to have tangible, measurable progress while you are working on an academic assignment? If so, what is your activity of choice?