Yesterday was . . . not a good day. I was thrown into a work situation (not related to call) and in retrospect, attending multiple planning meetings on my call day was a bad idea.
Also, while it is silly to blame my failures on personality type, I will note that:
- Upholders DO NOT like having large ill-defined projects suddenly thrown at them without consent
- Many Enneagram 3s probably have trouble just staying quiet during planning meetings when it would be better to just KEEP ONE’S OWN MOUTH SHUT AND JUST WAIT A HOT SECOND
Yeah. It was a rough day, and half of what was rough is that I feel I could have handled things better. Some features that are often advantageous can also be . . . bad. Especially when situations start to rapidly evolve from the norm. The current crisis has definitely brought me more clarity on that.
SO, what can I do? For the most part, I am not sure I have control of what gets thrown at me . . . it is part of my job, especially the GME one. And I cannot control others’ personalities, either. But I have 100% control over my response and how I handle things. If anyone has a good reference (book?) on how to overcome some of the above, I would love the recs. As much as I’m looking forward to reading Marie Kondo’s Joy at Work, I’m not sure she is going to have all the answers.
Well. Onward and upward. Today has to be better! I have ~3 hospital consults to start the day and then *hopefully* some time to catch up on other GME-related things. As much as I try to compartmentalize, sometimes I can’t entirely do it.
- Barre Legs (shoulder continues to improve but I know I am not ready to get back to upper body work)
- Headspace (I need it today!)
Ooh, and something to look forward to: Josh and the kids (yes even G . . . it was messy) prepped blueberry scones last night to bake this AM! Hooray! I miss my beloved Starbucks call treat.
Day 2 was notable – we cleared off kitchen counters! I admit I left some key items (bananas . . . coffee maker . . . very frequently used cookbooks . . . medicines that are taken every morning) but I mostly followed her directive.
Here are the cleared surfaces!
Don’t hate on my (rented) formica countertops 🙂
That was fun! 2 days down, 98 to go!