Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Woooshhhhhhhhh

This is going to be a quick one. Just one to check in and just in case anyone is actually wondering what has happened.

The last few days have been really hectic for me. I havent been able to set aside time to write anything for this blog. Oh sure, I did a lot of writing - for work and for others. I even completed a documentation project, a brochure for a campaign, some campaign letters, a concept paper for a national conference, etc. But darn it, it is difficult to mix business with pleasure.

Anyway, on the way back from lunch today, I got to thinking about what it is that makes us slaves to time and pressure and work? From a purely personal viewpoint, here are some of the things I came up with. In no particular order, of course.

1. Failure to say NO. I wish I said no many times in the last three weeks. The only reason why I am up to my neck in work is because I am doing things others should be doing.

2. Being distracted. Many times in the last few weeks, I have not been able to do serious work on several occasions because a good TV show or movie was on, or because I entertained a phone call, or I travelled all the way to Cavite to attend a party that lasted a good part of a whole day.

3. Not prioritizing important things over urgent things. Yup, the classic "it was urgent" justification was on top of my excuses for the week. Darn.

4. Procrastination. Many of the stuff I have to finish today has been sitting on my desk for a good month already - I should have gotten to them last month when I had the time. As it is, I have to cram all of them in because they have to be done or else.

5. Not getting help. Many of the things am doing should have been delegated to others.

And so on.

I know, I know... all these are pretty lame excuses for a blog. But just wanted to write something. There. Pelt me with tomatoes, please.

1 comment:

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