I have shared on here before that I am not the world's best scheduler.
In reality, I think I'm probably a good scheduler, I just try to do too much. But sometimes, I just ignore looking at the schedule. I think I remember what is on the schedule. So I say yes to things, relying on my memory for assurance that it's all possible. Then I go to write things down and am faced with the reality that I've screwed up . . . again . . .
Such has been my world for the past several weeks. I somehow completely over-scheduled my work load. Sometimes I do this on purpose, thinking I can handle it . . at least then I'm prepared for a mess. Recently though, it was on accident. I accepted orders from my phone without consulting my schedule. My brilliant idea of months ago to schedule e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g so I couldn't screw up was completely gone. And I have been scrambling to catch up every since.
I have worked myself and un-slept myself in to migraine territory again. **Thank God for peppermint! I applied about a gallon of it today. If I catch it at the start, it does help! I have apologized and apologized and apologized to clients for late reports. I have worked and worked and worked until my eyes are crossed.
Yesterday was almost too much. I thought I had a good plan going. Then I got a call about an order I forgot. It was bad. I had to rearrange plans to keep catching up, drop everything, and get this very important one done for a good client. Even when I almost cried yesterday, I took a deep breath, and realigned my perspective. It's hard. Especially when its my fault. But I did it. My very sweet daughter saw me upset and gave me a warm hug, that helped immensely too :)
Well tonight I am thankful that if all goes as planned, I will be caught up tomorrow!! I can't wait! And now I'm off to bed, to wake up early, and kick some butt!! Maybe THIS time I'll learn my lesson and remember to stick to a schedule. If I use it, it works. I know this. I need to keep remember this . . all . . . the . . . time!!