Yesterday was a work day where I got almost nothing done.
I woke up later than intended with a headache and this sent me off on a bad path that I was largely unable to recover from. I attended 3 work meetings on my calendar (the first at 7:30 with my head throbbing away) and answered some emails but that was about it. I felt torn between just allowing myself to rest (in part because it has been common for me to end up working for significant chunks of prior ‘days off’) and feeling terribly guilty. At 3 pm I had an eye appointment and got my eyes dilated and that was the end of any hope for productivity.
Here is the list of things that DID NOT get done (for both posterity & planning purposes):
❏ Create mini movie for virtual interviews (I will do this . . . Friday? Early next week? Or perhaps over weekend. My deadline is 10/30, our first interview date! I need to turn this into a fun challenge OR figure out how to quickly and cheaply outsource it.)
❏ Finish 5 clinic notes from Monday (usually I get them done that same day, but it was extra busy esp toward the end of the day). (Will get these done today.)
❏ Prep for my weekly coaching training session (readings, audio). Will get these done . . tonight? Thursday AM?
❏ Polish interview day presentation. Tabling to next week.
❏ Pick up jeans at tailor (I got everything else but they hadn’t done the hem the way I wanted it). Probably tomorrow after EARLY VOTING!
❏ Email friend about resuming estate planning (LOL. But seriously need to get back on this bus as it was a Quintile goal! Maybe today I will just send a quick email to get ball rolling again . . . )
Oh well. It will be okay. I will exercise self-compassion and remember that I am still a valuable person (and employee) even with an occasional off day. To be honest (with myself), I probably wouldn’t have been able to accomplish ALL of that even if I had been on my game – maybe that was part of the problem. Today is a new day and I will get the essential $#!&@# done.
I am back today with a vengeance. Or close to it. I slept 8 hours and feel ready to be productive. I also feel ready to run but unfortunately it is pouring (and has been all night) so I will pivot to a BB workout instead. (I think I will go classic Autumn Total Body Cardio. It has been a while!)
I am proud to say that even on my ‘off’ day I did not turn towards screens! I truly seem to have lost my desire for scrolling. So much so that I feel like I actually need to schedule myself 30 minutes weekly (or something like that) on Insta/Youtube to keep up with the latest planner trends for the sake of BLP!
Maybe I will add this in November.