Tuesday, August 03, 2010
I am a freelancer and work virtually, which is a perfect arrangement for my sometimes chaotic life. No one cares when I work as long as I make deadlines.
A few weeks ago, my favorite client decided to institute 2 weekly 20-minute conference calls so the freelancers didn't feel out of touch with the office staff.
I HATE conference calls. They tend to be a waste of people jockeying for position and interrupt the flow of my research or writing.
So, I've worked out how I can survive the calls without acting out. I walk around the house during the call. It makes me less inclined to comment on what I think are ridiculous comments and gets in some much-needed exercise.
After the call yesterday, the client called about a rush research job. I love her to bits, but it takes her forever to get to the point. So, I started walking again.
By the end of the 2 calls I had gotten in over 10,000 steps, knew I would make my targeted calorie burn for the day, and didn't feel as frustrated as I usually do after a call.
It's nice to be able to sneak activity into my day.