Getting things done

Today was a good day for me at work. When I finished up work on Friday I had a long list of things that still had to be done, and as noted yesterday I had a full weekend. I took sometime to organize my work life and tee things up for Monday, and then I took the weekend off until Sunday night.

Last night I sat down and took time to get some work stuff done. Now, I didn’t actually do any tasks, I simply took the time to clean up my inbox, sort through all my action items, and plan today’s approach. This is something I used to regularly do every week, but I’ve been out of that habit for awhile.

So, this morning I was able to hit the ground running. I was able to get several important things done, whittle down my list of tasks, and even handle a curveball or two. But the best part of the day was its effects.

First, I was able to run two small errands that I knew Lindsey cared a lot about getting done. Second, I was able to finish the day with an empty inbox, and a small list of things to finish up this week. And third, all of this allowed me to enjoy dinner with my wife and a little bit of time studying. Finally I get to go to bed early.

Like I said, it was a good day.