Act 239

Just jump right in and do your best

Many are headed back to work after summer vacation. It’s can be a tough transition but it needs doing. Today I went back to work after an extended period away from the office. It felt a bit like playing double dutch – remember that skipping game? You hesitate, you watch and then, you just jump in and hope for the best. That’s what I did. Couple of stumbles but just like riding your bike, you never really forget. And it’s kind of a rush once you get back into the rhythm of it.

As for the pros, I found this online. If they can do this with a skipping rope, just think what you can do with all the tools available to you.

Act 151

Work an extra shift.

That’s what I did today. If you can steal away some of your free time to put in an extra shift, it can help. My office was quiet. I got some projects closer to completion and regained some peace of mind.

Just don’t make a habit of it. All work and no play makes you dull. And while I have to live with debt, I can’t live with dull and neither should you.

I’m out to a community fundraiser tonight. I’ll have more fun because I’ll worry less about deadlines. Hopefully my head won’t be dull in the morning.

Happy Saturday.

Act 10

Don’t panic.

Sometimes I do. But it’s useless and distracts me from what’s important. Panic can be a sign of stress or fatigue or a lack of control. Just try to address one issue at a time. If you’re tired, have a nap. If you’re stressed, do one thing that will address the stress. And as for control, it’s a state of mind. We don’t control everything (thank heavens). It’s a blessing in disguise. Just breathe. It’ll pass.

Act 04

Get a Part Time Job

I started a part time job to supplement my income. Teaching a course at Okanagan College is a dream come true for me.

And what’s more, sometimes trying something new means you have less time to fuss over something old.

Happy First Friday of 2013.