Time, time, wherefore art thou, time?
I had such grandiose plans for the day. I was going to get so much done. Projects were going to be tackled, proposals were going to be sent out, e-mail was going to be diminished.
Alas, poor time, I knew him well.
I spent over an hour trying to get a fax to go through to a customer service provider. I had to call them twice. I tested my fax machine to make sure it was still working. I finally scanned the documents and e-mailed them. I have no idea if they have been received.
Every e-mail I sent out seemed to generate two more in response. I have more e-mail in my inbox than when I started the day.
I had a lunch meeting. I had to pick up dry cleaning. I had a call to discuss my social and web strategy which is like trying to figure out the best way to find a needle in a landfill. On Mars. While blindfolded.
And here I am - blogging. While more e-mail come in. I can feel them. (Because of course I disabled the alert so as not to be distracted.)
Sometimes the day just gets away. What to do?
1. Avoid lunch meetings. I try, but then I worry about having no friends and associates. But they are a time slayer. Opt for a conference call next time.
2. Don't buy anything or use any services that might ever involve customer service. HA! I see no way around this evil time serial killer.
3. Start the day off with a prioritized list. I didn't do that today and time pulled a fast one on me and escaped.
4. Be glad it's Friday and pretend you're going to get everything done over the weekend.
Ah Macbeth - to-morrow and to-morrow and to-morrow!