I’m late this week blogging.
I think I have Olympic let down. As much as I disliked watching beach volleyball, I still got a swell of pride every time I heard the National Anthem played to celebrate our athletes. I’m going to miss the hyper announcers calling the games, the antics of Usain Bolt, and the rest of the games I lived with.
The Mister thinks The Boy could be a contender in 2020 Atalanta.
I can only pray and hope for the best.
The rules are simple. Take your work, but never yourself, seriously. Pour in the love and whatever skill you have, and it will come out.— Chuck Jones
It seems like every week I find a new thing that could lead to a better me.
This week’s better me comes from LinkedIn and the Business Insider.
12 Tasks That Killer Employees Always Finish Before Noon
1. They make a work to-do list the day before.
The Mister jokes that when we met, I had dozens of To-Do list around the house and each one said to “finish room.” RDRR. I still have to-do lists, but now they are stored on my phone. So na na na na boo boo to you!
2. They get a full night’s rest.
This should be a no-brainer, but I find myself struggling to get out of bed daily. I’ve taken to a rule of no electronics after midnight. I’m working up to leaving them downstairs.
3. They avoid hitting snooze.
I live by my snooze button. I think I get more rest in those extra fifteen minutes than I do all night.
4. They exercise.
5. They practice a morning ritual.
My morning ritual as of late is to stumble out of bed and tumble to the kitchen, pour myself a cup of ambition, yawn and stretch, and TRY to come to life. I have added praying and meditation. I want to ramp this up to include yoga again.
6. They eat breakfast.
A hand full of stale goldfish crackers washed down with coffee somehow doesn’t cut it. So I’m hitting the market.
7. They arrive at the office on time.
Another no comment.
8. They check in with their boss and/or employees.
I work alone, so I have no one to check in with. I do have a friend that I talk to about ‘current events’. I can continue this routine.
9. They tackle the big projects first.
My big project is deciphering garbled phone messages. Voicemail irritates me somehow, so I have to learn to work around this irritant.
10. They avoid morning meetings.
This is a no brainer. I know that I’m not myself until I’ve slurped another 20 ounces of coffee, and that’s not usually until 10:30.
11. They allot time for following up on messages.
I usually attend to this during Radio Times. I like to have Marti Moss Cohen’s soothing voice in the background.
12. They take a mid-morning break.
This is also called a Wawa run.
What do you do to be a better you?
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