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Week 2022#48: time management
What to do when your routines fall apart
What I’ve learned
Suddenly having to take care of Iku (see the picture above) again has shown me again how important time management is and how brittle some of my routines are.
It’s okay to be tired and rest when needed. Friday to Sunday I’ve felt really under the weather and needed a lot of sleep and naps.
Expectation vs Reality
The birthday party will be exactly like I imagined it to be: yes! We filled up Uus Laine, everybody was having a great time, new connections were formed and it cost less than I anticipated.
My last day at work will be good and I’ll leave on good terms: yes! Had a nice chat with many of the people I’ve worked with and we’re happy to see each other again when the team gathers in Tallinn, probably in January.
The business model canvas for my business will be filled out: total failure. With the party prep, organizing the money transfer for the house in Sweden, and wrapping up work, I had no mental capacity to deal with this.
Finally transferred the money for the house in Sweden,
had my exit interview and left Edgio,
reviewed and confirmed the contract at Bolt,
reconnected with Fru to help wrap up her life in Tallinn,
took more care of Iku to give Fru a break from dealing with the dog,
had the most amazing birthday party at Uus Laine,
I missed two gym sessions because I didn’t take care of finding a dog sitter and wasn’t feeling well.
I’m writing this section under time pressure because I promised to attend a friend’s concert and haven’t made the time to write this week’s issue earlier.
James Clear in Atomic Habits mentioned that you “fall to the level of your systems” and apparently all my systems are crumbling right now.
To combat this, I:
make sure to stick to my journaling routine, because that is how I sort my thoughts and set a plan for the day,
accept that the coming week is to be taken day by day and I’ll do my best to make the most of each day.