Yesterday morning I had no internet service. This drives me crazy when it happens, for I am the morning person: when I step back into my office after taking my early run my brain is normally buzzing with stuff that just has to come out and get done. The practicalities of modern day business communication proliferates my habits; working in Hawaii the time change is always something to be reckoned with.
Unfortunately, online downtime happens more than occasionally with my ISP and the bright side is that I’m now trained to just wait them out ” detailed detective work and calls to their cube farms of customer “service” reps are useless. So after a period of re-booting, groaning and praying I resigned myself to being without it, and completely changed my normal routine. The best thing I did yesterday was tell myself, “Okay, let’s not plan on getting back online today at all: in fact, let’s see how long you can go without checking if it’s back on.”
You can guess where this is going. I got so much done.
Great phone calls instead of emails, better quality writing for a May project I have coming up, a breakthrough on a coaching plan for a particularly challenging new client, and I actually ate lunch for a change.
You know I love spending time with all of you, but I have to stay offline more often.