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Making the Most of Being Stuck in a Conference Room...YUCK!


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

So we've started this crazy new project at work. It's one of those projects -- you know, lots of people (but somehow not enough), huge budget (that we'll manage to blow with customizations), and an impossible timeline. Unfortunately, that seems to be every project I work on these days, so nothing new.

What has me in a funk for this one right now is we're in the Requirements Definition phase. It's only Tuesday and I've already worked 24 hours this week. And most of it has been stuck in a conference room and will be for most of the next six weeks. It's terrible.

I've whined about it enough and am trying to make the most of the situation. On a positive note, I have not touched any of the junk food they've brought in. Granted, the fact that everything there either has gluten or nuts makes it a lot easier to resist. However, today I was told they brought me some snacks. I still didn't touch them so I was proud of that.

I'm not getting as many steps in my day as I'd like. It's really hard to sneak away for my 2 mi walk when I'm having to be there to answer questions or explain. I may not have hit my 10,000 steps each day this work week, but I have tried to make the most of it. My thought is if I can't get out for my walk, I'm making the most of walking around the office as much as I can on whatever limited breaks we have. We've all learned that short bursts of exercise are better than no exercise. Not only to I physically feel better when I do this, but it helps mentally as we dig in to the weeds on this project. I can't tell you how many walking meetings I've had. Heh...who knows maybe I'll get the whole group to do it. Wouldn't that be great for all of us!
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