November 12th

Fridays.

Ah Friday! The end of the week. The promise of the weekend beckons. Yay. These are all good things. Fridays should be days of celebration. Or at least a feeling that you close the week on a positive note.

All this is indeed true, however I think I have got myself into a rather problematic routine of trying to do ALL the things on a Friday. Which means it is now 5.20, I am still messing about with “tasks” and supposed to be getting into posh frock to go to a “do” in er well like now. I’ve just been reminded that I have 30 minutes to get ready.

So this better be short!

I used to schedule Fridays to do thinking work and other developmental things. But found that that is actually a really bad idea as so much comes up in the week that you often can’t focus on things on a Friday. So now I schedule those things earlier in the week. I did find that Mondays were actually great days to do this as you could plan on a Friday and then start Monday afresh. I also plan on a Friday following Laura Vanderkam’s principle and find this hugely helpful.

The problem is that I think ambitiously plan to clear the inbox on a Friday afternoon and get all panicky when it takes longer than I think. This is all my own doing so I really need to think about how to address this and set some more boundaries here. This is also a problem on those Fridays that are not clear of meetings. I think I need to reduce my expectations too of what a “clear” inbox actually looks like. Hmm one to ponder.

On that note I better go and find my posh frock etc!

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