So, I live in New England and the running joke is, if you don’t like the weather just wait a few minutes. And the joke was on us today as we got snow! Yes, I know I chose to live here but hey, I’m human and it was weird to get snow, especially since it’s been in the 60s and there has been almost no snow to be found. But, regardless, we have more now.
I practice what I preach, so I took time yesterday to strategize my week and I had a game plan for today. Yet, like others with plans, you can get sidetracked. My sidetrack was having a 2-hour snow delay for school and getting the shoveling done.
On the positive side, I got the gift of some extra time with my boys this morning and some exercise in with shoveling. On the challenging/sidetracked side, my “work” time was delayed over 2 hours so I’ve been working to get back on track – to recover.
Yet, I have to admit that the recovery time is dependent on the task. Do you agree?
Here’s what I mean…I am in the midst of developing a week-long entrepreneurship program for young women in Boston this summer. It is designed for girls in middle-school and high school. I am putting the finishing touches on the business plan, meeting with some potential sponsors and meeting with folks who can put me in touch with schools so we can recruit some young women for this program. And I am jazzed up about it! I am excited for this program, excited to be a part of something for these young women that I know will be life changing!
And that is why I was able to dive head-first into my work today. And honestly, while there is a lot to do, it doesn’t feel like work. It’s for something bigger than me – and that makes it so worth it.
So maybe the trick to recovering from being sidetracked is to find something that is fun, challenging and bigger than you!
What do you think? What do you use or do to recover from being sidetracked? Please share as I know we all benefit from each other and besides, you learn something new everyday if you aren’t careful!