The Week That Was: Work Hard/Play Hard
An epic deadline is fast approaching in the PeachyHQ and that means only one thing. Well, two actually. Work Hard, Play Hard.
I’m the kind of girl that like to make deals with myself. You know the drill. “As soon as you’ve cleared your inbox, you can go for a walk!” “Right after you have finished knitting this blanket you can have a cup of tea!” “If you get all ten things checked off of your To Do List you can chill out all weekend long!” I don’t know if this internal bartering system works for all y’all, but for me it is the only way to get through working when the sun is shining and there are eleventh billion things that I’d rather be doing.
The sunshine is one of the universe’s biggest distractions. I can usually focus quite well on the task in hand, yes I can procrastinate as much as the next girl. But, seriously, after I have made a point of making a few lists, I can usually get my head down and work like a little machine.
The second the sun is shining, it is like all my good intentions disappear in the blink of an eye. I have to work on some pretty hardcore bargaining to get myself through the working week. I guess that is the good thing/bad thing about working from home and being your own boss. Yes – you can make the most of a sun shining day at a moments notice, but you still have all the work to do.
As I’m motoring towards the first in a three part series of large scale deadlines, I have been focusing on making sure that I get some time to enjoy the finer things in life. I mean, I don’t want to get to the autumn and be all like, “Well, the summertime was rad…I worked the entire time!”
For the last week, I have been peppering sprints of working with little treats – blue slushies are the best treat for the summertime, I don’t care how grown up you think you are. Go grab one and if after one slurp you are not feeling all the joys of childhood summers then I don’t think we will can be friends.
I’ve been browsing the local second hand stores, because let’s face it a little bit of Op Shopping is great for the soul – whether you buy anything or not! In this instance, I didn’t actually part with any cash, but I did see a couple of real gems…Like records reminding us the importance of not copying music!
And, there have been long overdue catch-ups and sunshine beers with friends – which as any adult will tell you is just about the best way to see in the weekend.
Finally, because we all love a little distraction in life…I’ve become obsessed with the TwoDots game. I am the first to admit that I’m not a gamer, by any stretch. But, ever since the Dots game came out on Kindle I’ve found it a really satisfying way to take a little break. Now that TwoDots is available on the iPhone, there is literally nothing stopping me…well, except the fact that you have to wait for new lives to regenerate! I’m hooked! Who else is playing?