Getting back to work

I don’t know about you, but I had a long break around Christmas and New Year’s.

Well—it seemed long on paper. It turns out ten days actually goes by pretty quickly when you have constant family engagements, travel, and holiday celebrations. Ten days felt more like three.

And as much as I tried, I just couldn’t get anything substantial accomplished in those ten days. Oh sure, I did a lot of work and crossed a lot off the todo list, but there were a number of projects I had planned to tackle over the break that weren’t even touched.

That can be a little frustrating.

But instead of beating myself up about it, I chose to embrace that. Had I pushed myself further, I might risk burnout. I might have gotten back to my apartment in New York City and decided to hole myself in, while I hid myself under my covers and watched “Frasier” reruns.

Because things were a bit slower over break, I’m now starting a new week ready to conquer and annihilate my todo list. I have fresh energy, a new commitment to my routine, and a coffee in hand. I have a clear plan, confidence, and I’m ready to get down to business.

As soon as I hit publish, it’s back to work…




Published by Chris Van Patten

I'm an entrepreneur and product lead, and owner of Tomodomo, through which I help companies build their digital publishing platform.

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