Life and Stuff: Energy management
In the morning, I find it very hard to sit still so it’s a great time for coffee meetings and phone calls where I can prance around the office playing, ‘Grown-Ups Talking About Important Things’. I simply do not function without caffeine, a litre of water and breakfast so don’t get between me and the barista unless you want to walk with a limp for the rest of your life.
In the afternoon, I am much more settled. Give me your long, boring tasks. Send me your spreadsheets. I work much better when I have my iTunes on ‘shuffle’ and am left alone to mutter and masticate tooth whitening gum in privacy.
Come 6pm and I am ashamed to admit that I am dying for a glass of wine and a spot of aimless Words with Friends or Twitter.
7.30pm and I am good to go again. Let’s play! Let’s go out! Let’s have dinner! Tell me everything!
By 10pm, I want a shower, a cup of peppermint tea and a hug, followed by a doona and bedtime story.
So how does all this factor into a work schedule that demands I perform at all hours of the day and night? Well, I still manage to get the job done but if I can match the items on my neverending ‘To Do’ list with my natural biorhythms, the day flows better, I get more done and I am happier at the end of it.
Tell me, Precious Wonders, when do you feel bouncy? And when do you feel like a nice, long nap on a park bench with a box of goon?