I hadn’t really planned on doing the first official check-in today, but — hey! It’s Monday. Today counts, too.
I managed to stick to all of the rules! It was an incredibly busy day at work, and so in some ways it was easier. However, I found several moments challenging:
– Not looking at my texts while driving (I know. But I am determined to stop this forever. And day 1 is the start of hopefully an infinite new streak.) This was incredibly hard for me, because I ended up having to see an off-site consult and thus there was plenty of driving. I had to keep repeating to myself that there was nothing that I could possibly NEED to respond to within 30 minutes — and if there was, the person could easily just call.
– Not whipping out my phone while waiting for the elevator. I don’t think I even realized that I did this so automatically! But apparently . . . yeah.
Other than that, it wasn’t so bad. I didn’t have enough free time to contemplate jumping on email or checking Facebook. I remain oddly relieved to have my account deactivated. Hmm.
There was no real excess time today because I did 5 new consults today, saw several inpatient follow-ups and saw 5 outpatients — and yes, in my world that is a lot.