Really, in the big picture, I lead a simple life and so these fictitious wrenches really just create a small curve or bump in my road.
Regardless, these curves and bumps cannot be ignored and need to be handled accordingly.
As I said, I lead a pretty simple life and I like things to be consistent. As a mother of four children, I find this philosophy to be crucial in their development and temperament. Do you have any idea what life is like when a two year old misses their nap all because there was an awesome event happening at that time? And do you have any idea how it can affect the rest of the family. Believe me, when you have kids, you will want to keep your sanity by keeping a schedule. Of course there will always be times when you have to deviate from your routine, but I encourage you to be proactive and prepared.
The same goes in my own life. I mean my life as an individual, not an extension of someone else.
I spoke about previously that it takes 21 days to form a habit. You can read more on that here. This too falls in line with consistency.
I completed my first 21 days with incorporating a routine of walking/jogging and am working on adding my strength workouts. But more about this on Friday when I post my usual #FitFriday. :)
Life is just easier when you know what to expect and are prepared.
I have a pretty consistent routine at work even. I check emails first thing in the morning as I enjoy my first cup of coffee. Being one of the first in the office has its benefits. I flag my action items and set to work on them for the duration of the day. Of course, there are random calls that come in, and my boss, that I need to assist during the day, but every day is much like the one before it and the day after will be as well.
Except this week.
I keep reminding myself that this is why I get paid. I get paid to handle the bumps and curves with ease, accuracy and professionalism.
So far, I am handling the road pretty well. I am surprised at how calm I am able to keep my boss during this time of change and transition. Honestly, I expected this curve last month when we were recovering from fiscal year end.
But handling the curves and bumps can be exhausting regardless of how well you do it.