by Aubrey Patterson
You're going on vacation this Friday, and suddenly crushing your things-to-do lists, sending quick and clear emails, and crumpling post-its like a pro!
Meeting with Myself
Most of us get in a zone in the days leading up to a self-imposed finish line.
Certainly, we may be buoyed by increased optimism and energy, but it's not the actual vacation that drives productivity. Rather, we're driven to close as many open loops as possible to better enjoy the time on vacation and satisfy other desires like returning to a fresh start.
This pre-vacation productivity zone may feel a little frantic, but thoughts of a chapter break in our work life and an impending feeling of accomplishment provide an extra gear.
I can feel good about the trip, once I'm in the car.
I'll take a breath when I get through security.
Imagine operating with these finally in the car feelings every week, without the hurried pace.
Time block a 15-minute Friday meeting with myself to scan, move, and add priorities for the upcoming week.
The meeting with myself acts as this week's finish line and starting blocks for the next week.