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Pep talk for a Wednesday that doesn't quite feel like Wednesday

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

My week days are all messed up in my head. The OT made Saturday seem like Friday, the TRI made Sunday feel like Saturday, being sick lost Monday, and yesterday back to work felt like a Monday. So this is Tuesday/Wednesday.

The mandate for OT has indeed been lifted for my team, and I left on time yesterday, because I was treating myself gently and the headache lingered. I think a lot of it has to do with the unusual weather this week. I tend to be susceptible to barometric changes that way.

But I ate well, and took my recess breaks, and went to bed timely, and here I am, sipping my Spark mug and blogging before work with my usual reminders to myself to take good care of me today!

Work's a little crazy right now, even without overtime, because of the way the project was organized and EVERYBODY being on such tight schedules they haven't had time to educate themselves on what pieces they were not directly responsible for were supposed to do. So it's a process of education as well as testing right now.

It's exciting... but it can't absorb you, and you have to slow down and research when someone says "this is wrong" because it might NOT be.

So, with that... reminders:

* Breathe. Be conscious.
* Drink your water.
* Eat what's in the bag, that's why you packed it.
* Delegate, don't try to do it all yourself.
* Remember to go to recess.

and rejoice, for you are ALIVE on the planet! It doesn't get much better than this.

Spark on! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LEANJEAN6 8/1/2013 6:42AM

    Good Morning Barb!--It's Civic Holiday weekend coming up---here anyway!--Lotza rain--storms----I hope yer day goes well!-Lynda

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PATRICIAAK 7/31/2013 10:10PM

    You're right! It's important that people are educated so that all know what is going on. It aids in working efficiently towards a common goal.

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WATERMELLEN 7/31/2013 8:24PM

    Delegate . . . yeah. Gotta remember that one.

And: I'm rejoicing with you!!

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GABY1948 7/31/2013 5:30PM

    Hope the OT stays less for good...I feel for you for sure! Rest when you can!

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MSLZZY 7/31/2013 5:30PM

    So glad your life may get back to normal sooner that you thought. Treat yourself with kindness and the rest will follow.

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SLENDERELLA61 7/31/2013 3:54PM

    Love your pep talks. Rejoice!! So glad over time is no longer required. Sounds like you are really working to achieve some work-life balance. And like you are succeeding at least to some extent. Very difficult thing to achieve. Take a bow!! -Marsha

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DLDMIL 7/31/2013 3:49PM

    No OT for now. YAY!!!!! Get well soon and have a great day.

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SIMONEKP 7/31/2013 2:57PM

    is it friday yet?

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EMMACLAIRE5 7/31/2013 2:41PM

    Yippee for the end of OT!! That'll make it easier to get back to feeling well again. Take good care of yourself!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/31/2013 2:25PM

    Glad you're taking care of you through all the nuttiness of work! Hope that headache goes away. HUGS

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FIT4MEIN2013 7/31/2013 12:00PM

    Well said!

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DALID414 7/31/2013 10:37AM

    My days of the week get all thrown off without OT, TRIs, or being sick! emoticon

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IFDEEVARUNS2 7/31/2013 8:54AM

    Thanks for the list of reminders: good for one and all! emoticon

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LEANJEAN6 7/31/2013 8:52AM

    Oh Barb!-Yu probably still have a bit of flu--Silly job eh??---Do yu take ""fitness breaks"" there?---Yu could lead them you know!---Bet yer boss would freak out--but--exercise is good for the brain!---- I'm rambling here-- emoticon Hugs--Hope yer day goes well!-Lynda

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GOLFGMA 7/31/2013 8:29AM

    Glad you are hanging in there! emoticon

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KALIGIRL 7/31/2013 8:06AM

    Truly doesn't get much better than this! Life is GOOD - Here's to living it!

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MIRAGE727 7/31/2013 7:52AM

    I always enjoy your "self- sparkin!" I benefit from it too, Barb!

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