What constitutes a good day at the office? Are those things the same that make a good day?
Today it felt like I had a bad day at the office. I felt I needed to go into work on what is normally a day off. I then came home feeling like I had achieved very little or in fact somehow went backwards. Before going in I remembered that saying – ‘Efficiency is doing things the right way, effectiveness is doing the right things…’. At 5pm I neither felt I had been efficient or effective. So to me I had a bad day.
To others this may mean a ‘normal’ day or to people in other professions, simply surviving is a good day. To me it was a bad day. Why was it bad, I hear you say? Well simply put my workload did not decrease, it may have well increased.
However before going to bed I began to think actually how bad was today? Is my job at risk because of my workloads? No. Is there any immediate risk because of things I have been yet to action? No. Is my boss going to be annoyed at me or discipline me? No. So did I have a bad day or is it just in my head? Probably. Do I have a chance to catch up tomorrow? Definitely.
I think this is something we all need to do when the stresses of the rat race get to us. I know I can’t be the only person out there who takes their work too seriously.
Food for thought… Don’t take things too seriously… Unless you are a surgeon, please take all your work seriously!
Tomorrow is a new day for all of us…