In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “In Due Time.”
In Due Time
What’s your next, most pressing deadline? Are you excited, stressed, or ambivalent about it? What’s the first thing you’d like to do once you’re done with it?
Life is a series of deadlines for most of us. From homework and assignments in childhood to deadlines at work as well as home are more the norm than the exception…
I am generally not very stressed by deadlines – in a way I welcome them to a certain extent, because I feel it “inspires” me to do my best.. As i often say, a wee bit of Adrenaline is always good for the task at hand!!
I found this particularly true when I had to give exams. I was /am unfazed by exams. And I noticed that I did better when I was slightly anxious about the outcome rather than too “cool” about the whole thing. There was an ad those days about Kelvinator being “the coolest one” and I was often called Kelvinator!
One deadline I grapple with almost everyday (and lose off and on ! ) is the morning rush. I need to wake up in time for a walk at 5.30 which means that I have to be up at 5 – this usually after putting away my laptop at 1 am!! My daughter leaves at 6.30 am.. and I usually hand around her till she leaves. Breakfast is at 7.15 and I plan to be out of the door by 7.30 so as to reach the hospital at 8. As a friend used to say, I sometimes get out at 8.05 and try to reach the hospital by 8am!!!
My speciality is a series of deadlines from everyday work to the natural outcome of each patient. the daily deadlines helps me deal with deadlines in general with a calmer and cooler mind, I guess.
My nearest deadline is to write this post in 10 minutes and hook it to the magical grid that is back in our lives. Thank you, WordPress!