Two more signs that I am just too damn busy these days. First, I was up at 4:30 AM this morning, as usual, and into the office by 5:40 AM. However, once I got up here, I hesitated to go to the gym for my cardio workout because I thought I might be able to make use of the extra hour and a half to try and get caught up. So I did not go to the gym this morning, and instead opted to try and get caught up. I barely put a dent in things, and I did not feel good about it. I decided then and there that I would not sacrifice my morning workout for work again.
Second is email. I am very efficient with my email. At work, I use my inbox as my “to-do” list and refile everything else that I have read and/or taken action on immediately. This means that, unlike most people I work with who have thousands of messages in their inbox. I typically have 10-20 messages at any given time–namely those things that remind me of tasks I have to do. But I have been so busy that my normally efficient email practices have gone out the window. As of this moment, I have 171 items in my inbox and I am so hopelessly behind, that I am going to wholesale refile them later on today. If I forget to do something because of it, oh well. Someone will remind me.