It’s Monday morning and I’m staring down the barrel of a week already filled with appointments, meetings, and parties that suggest I’ll most definitely spend Friday looking back at all the work left undone. Thanks, but no thanks, Google calendar.
Although it’s a balmy 70 degrees in Southern California today I am sitting in my living room under a blanket with a cup of tea, and both the heater and a fire on. This is my remedy for the flu-like symptoms of Monday overwhelm.
While I can’t deny that my tension is a product of having so much to do in so little time (duh), I still find it anachronistic to believe that work must be hard. I actually quite enjoy my work when I am able to do it from the comfort of a couch. And between e-mails book a weekend getaway or do a little online holiday shopping.
I acknowledge the fact that these 15 minute detours cost me precious working time (and so do not mesh with the advice of my business coach…argh). But they also keep me sane and help ward off the steamroller of a workweek that is about to flatten me in my tracks.
So take that, Monday. I guess, in a way, this is a compromise we can both live with.