Work, Iced Tea and the Spirit of Resolve
Here are some of my favorites: I'll bring some work home. Those calls weren't that important. I must be a good listener because so many people wanted to speak with me today! And my favorite, I'll just come in super early tomorrow and crank out a ton of work.
The defeating aspect of each of these is that they don't address why the work didn't get done in the first place. The spillover effect is also deep and often negative. Work taken home cuts into family time. Arriving early cuts into sleep time. And on and on.
Maybe we would do better to identify which parts of the day are more geared to peak productivity. Pray for a spirit of resolve in order to avoid the end-of-day mantras and enjoy that cold glass of iced tea.
*Photo by Wooliedales