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Overloaded - ROW80 R1-5

Today, a colleague asked me how I was managing to work three roles right now. I said that sometimes I didn't know. The truth is that I've been here before. Years ago, when I was doing project management and/or project coordination, the place I was working at was being divested. For those who don't know what that means, a chunk of the company was being sold off. A number of people jumped ship and those left all took on extra duties.

But the skills I learned for managing projects are ones I use time and again when life gets hectic like this. I create excel tracker sheets to help me keep on top of things because if it just stays in my email, it gets lost. My planner helps me too.

I also place a more important role on eating healthy, so that I have the energy to withstand it all and to help prevent colds.

Things like knitting, reading, TV, and music help lower my stress levels too.

And because I'm doing so much, my writing isn't moving forward as much as I would like it to be. It should calm down around March though.

I'm just not sure when I'll have time to take the last of my vacation time.

And I expect when things do calm down is when I'll come down with a cold because that seems to happen.

My household chores are another area where I fall behind because I'm tired!

FINANCES

I have been managing to stay on top of things and have started putting some savings aside. I've reduced how often I get something expensive at Starbucks, so that will help.

FITNESS

I have sucked this week, but I forgot that I used to make electrolyte drinks back when I did roller derby and I haven't been feeling great because of it. I'm trying to get back to a decent level of hydration before I get back to my workouts. Hopefully tomorrow.

HOME

I should be able to get my recliner this weekend! Other than that, I need to take the wheels off my desk to lower it to a better height for me.

SELF-CARE

I have been finding reading to be annoying on the train. There is always some really loud person blathering on about something for the whole train to here. I've switched to knitting and podcasts for a bit and I'm feeling more relaxed.

WRITING

Sparks
- I'm unsure which is my true word count as Scrivener has it in two places and they are 39 words apart.
Project Statistics: 75,717
Project Targets: 75,678

The Mockumentary
- No progress this week thus far.



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  1. Recliners are the best! Exciting to hear that you're getting one for your home. It's good of you to notice that the self-care wasn't working and switching it up. That's hard for me to do because it's 'supposed' to be relaxing and I don't think about it again.

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