I’m gearing up for marathon meetings for the next four days. Teams from all over the world are converging, and we’re going to be working face-to-face instead of over the phone, as we usually do.
I’ve got a couple of concerns — the main one is fatigue. I need to pace myself and not let myself get swept up in the excitement and lose my composure. It feels like a big deal, this meeting, and I need to be at my best. So I’ve got to just keep cool and take breaks when I can. Just step away and catch my breath, now and then.
The other concern is my daily schedule – having to get up earlier each day and be at my best despite the change in routine, meals, and cadence. I won’t be able to take my time working out in the mornings, as I usually do, so I’ll have to find ways to warm up quicker. Sitting and breathing is a simple thing to do. Lifting can also be simple. I’ll just have to focus on a handful of exercises, and give them my best shot, instead of the usual 30-45 minute routine.
It’s wild, how dependent I am on my routine. It helps my anxiety, among other things, and when it gets changed up, it becomes a challenge for me. Frankly, it’s probably better if I learn how to roll with the changes, but right now, that idea sounds more like the 1983 REO Speedwagon song, than a viable option for me.
What to do…? I can’t just fall apart, when my schedule changes. That will never do.
So, what’s my plan? I have to have a plan. That much is clear. And I have to stick with it.
Let me think about it, while I put my laundry in the drier… back soon.