This Weather Sucks, (Are your priorities in order?)
Winter has failed us miserably in these here parts. I can't remember the last time I saw an ugly and dreary day. I couldn't tell you when the last time it rained was, or the last time I wore a long sleeved shirt, or long pants and shoes with socks. I haven't felt a chill on the back of my neck or seen my own breath when I exhale, in I don't know how long.
Am I complaining? Yes I am. Am I tired of endless perfect sunny 80 degree days? Yes, very tired. Do I live in Southern California? Yes, and the truth is I love it. My problem is, that perfect weather is not compatible with working indoors sitting behind a computer all day, at least not for me.
So how am I supposed to get any work done, much less get anything else done? I work so much better when it's raining, cold, or ugly outside. I know I'm not missing out on anything, so I concentrate on work. Things to write about come easier.
The bottom line is that you have to have your priorities in order because if you don't, you are pretty much guarantied to fail. I know this because it was happening to me. The good thing is, I was able to acknowledge the problem and address it promptly.
I wrote a list rearranging my priorities in the obvious proper order, made a commitment to be more disciplined, and planned out my schedule allotting time for other activities other than just work. So far I'm sticking to it, and I think it's working.
It sucks living in an all around best climate in the world, NOT!