Working in private practice offers its set of challenges. One such challenge, for me, is finding consistent motivation to KEEP UP ON MY PAPERWORK. I’m actually pretty scheduled and somewhat determined, and definitely goal-oriented. But, my lists and post-its and planners and web-based calendars amass entries much faster than I can strike them (or recycle them, in the case of my post-its).

Today, I figured it out. Today, I felt productive. Today, I drank twice the amount of coffee as usual — and continued drinking it well into the dark of mid-afternoon (I hate these short days) — and today, I see a space in the lineup of paper product piles assigned to to-dos.

Today, there was coffee.


3 Replies to “Motivation”

  1. I’ve also found that coffee is great for my motivation! I once accidentally took 2 Excedrin for a morning headache followed about an hour later by a grande Starbucks latte. I got a LOT done that day! šŸ™‚

  2. Did you also want to yank out your hair? That is an unfortunate side effect for me. But I will take extreme productivity over hair any day. šŸ™‚

  3. My unfortunate side effect is trying to do too many things at once when I’m highly caffeinated– like laundry, dishes, putting bread in the bread machine…. Inevitably, something gets missed (like leaving out the yeast!). šŸ™‚

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