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It's Friday... but...

Friday, July 12, 2013

but... I have to work tomorrow, too. So it's not quite as "freeing Friday" as a typical work week cubicle grunt Friday. They have given us permission to dress down for the remainder of the summer, so it's not even "jeans day" as jeans day is now an every day thing on our project. Except on Saturday and Sunday, when they have the A/C turned way down or even off, it's shorts and tank top day for me! (btw, my workplace does NOT allow working from home for this stuff. They did order me a fan.)

So... still randomizing thoughts... I was awake in the night last night. Too much coffee during the day yesterday? Or too much mental stimulation? This is the phase of coding, where I wake up with lines / patterns / approaches in my head... when the chatter of work invades my nights.

I do my best to erase the slate and go back to sleep, but it doesn't always work. I remember doing the better sleep challenge and know that even just keeping my eyes closed and "resting" is better than nothing. Still, I'm having a slow start morning.

That said, even in slow motion, the lunch/snack bag is packed. emoticon The breakfast has been consumed. The coffee is being sipped from the Spark mug.

Reminders to self: drink that water, it's gonna be another hot one outside.

Go to recess... walking away for a few minutes gives the brain a chance to catch up to the typing fingers. emoticon

Enjoy your book... it too gives the subconscious brain time to catch up. emoticon

And take the time to evaluate and prioritize... there's only so much can be done in the time you have... just make sure what you are working on are the most important pieces! emoticon

And tomorrow the sun will rise, too. LIFE is good. Live it fully. Spark on! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KLMEIRING 7/13/2013 6:14PM

    Thanks for sharing the things that have worked for you. It helps to have those suggestions on hand when the need arises. I hope and pray that you are able to sleep peacefully.


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DLDMIL 7/13/2013 5:26PM

    I am always waking up in the night with work issues on my mind. Recess and lunch. emoticon

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    Wear your bike shorts!

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PATRICIAAK 7/13/2013 2:20AM

    I wonder if the bosses had to work the mandatory OT on a Sat if the AC would be turned on.

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WATERMELLEN 7/12/2013 10:05PM

    OT without AC? Hmmmmmmm. I admire the way you are keeping your spirits up and taking good care of yourself. Like you I have times when my work invades my dreams . . .

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GABY1948 7/12/2013 7:03PM

    Don't even know what to say. I feel for ya though. I have had much forced ot so I totally understand what you say and hope it flies by!

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ONUTHIN125 7/12/2013 4:21PM

    emoticon Sometimes my brain goes into overload. What works for me is I keep a notepad and pen on my nightstand. When I wake up with all of those unwanted thoughts that are keeping me from my emoticon I write them down. I have been doing this for the last 10 plus years, so once I write it down I am able to go back to my peaceful emoticon .

Sounds like you are doing some good planning. Sorry about the weekend work. emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 7/12/2013 4:22:13 PM

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CEHALLA 7/12/2013 2:31PM

    Working in retail management for the last 10+ years, I don't know what a "weekend" feels like! I'm lucky to get 2 days off in a row anytime during the week. I do look forward to my Sunday's off, though, that's when I relax and slow down.

Otherwise, its the daily reminders that keep me on track as well. Thanks for the great example!

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BESTSUSIEYET 7/12/2013 1:40PM

    Good plans -- may God bless your extra time at work with productivity! Do be sure to take those Recess Breaks!!

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NEW-CAZ 7/12/2013 12:58PM

    too bad you have to work Barbara! Hope you get a fan soon!

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LESLIELENORE 7/12/2013 11:25AM

    Hope they get you that fan fast!

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MSLZZY 7/12/2013 10:38AM

    For me, evaluate and prioritize is the hardest
thing to do when DH has other items he thinks
need to be done first. If he were the one under
the gun, he might think differently.
Hope the day goes well. Too bad you have
to work tomorrow but you knew this was coming.
Hope this is done soon. HUGS!

Comment edited on: 7/12/2013 10:38:39 AM

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LINDAKAY228 7/12/2013 9:35AM

    Too bad you have to work on Saturday. That's awful that the a/c is down or off on the weekends if you have to work. Hope you get the fan soon. Good reminders.

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-SHOREIDO- 7/12/2013 8:56AM

    Thanks for sharing your "dealing" with life methods!!
Sorry about you X-tra day of work. Hope you get time + 1/2 emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/12/2013 8:54AM

    quieting the brain is difficult for sure sometimes. But you've got your plan and are working it the best you can! Good luck today. HUGS and smiles.

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KALIGIRL 7/12/2013 8:24AM

    Here's to the rising emoticon
May you add a few minutes for emoticon into your day.
Namaste my friend.

Comment edited on: 7/12/2013 8:25:42 AM

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LEANJEAN6 7/12/2013 7:56AM

    Oh Barb! I hate the nights I can't sleep!-I try to pretend I'm in a horrible airplane, flying somewhere, and how I always wish at that time I was home, in my own bed sleeping comfortably-------IT DOESN"T WORK THO!--LOL---------Breathe------Hope yer SaT., STILL UNFOLDS ok---- Lynda emoticon

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NINJALINDA 7/12/2013 7:54AM

    I hate it when work invades my sleep. I can tell it's been a stressful day when I come home & dream work! Sounds like you've got good strategies to combat work invading to the point of takeover, tho. Great job!

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