The secret to surviving long work weeks

 

I can’t lie. I’m totally looking forward to my day off tomorrow. I’ve logged exactly 60 hours at my ‘day’ job, not including the portion of the paper work which I do not bill for. Needless to say, tomorrow will just be a great big blank out day for me. A day to run errands I so desperately need to run and see friends I need to see before I start my travels again.

But what’s the secret to surviving?

Impeccable organization skills is definitely one, but so is commitment and ironically flexibility, improvising on the spot, and having no expectations at all – as long as if something runs (yes, there’s no standards here) and I realized, this only works in short bursts. Because even the best slip up at times, and because there’s no cushioning time to fix mistakes, it’s very easy for one small mistake to snowball into major problems. On top of that, your health will probably take a hit as well…there’s no time for gym, and you would need to eat whatever you could find because there is no ‘down’ time. Oh and, sleep? What’s that?

So, of course, the secret to surviving is…

Keeping it to a minimal.

Overworking senselessly is unnecessary and detrimental, however in short bursts, if you think it’s worth the sacrifice then do it. Otherwise. Regroup. Replan. Rethink it over. Is there a better way to do this?

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