I feel as if Iím in some kind of whirlpool, like the one that goes down the bathtub drain. Iím being sucked into the end of the week, end of the month and end of the quarter all at once, and itís coming at me too fast for me to save myself. Iím having a hard time keeping up with the day-to-day work Iím supposed to be doing, and suddenly Iím confronted with the crushing load that gets piled on my back every three months. Itís all too much.
One thing Iím looking forward to with mixed emotions is the time change this weekend. On one hand, I hate it. On the other hand, it wonít be so bad once I get used to it. (On the third hand, it ordinarily takes me two or three weeks to get to that point, and I donít have two or three weeks. Well, I mean, I do, but not to use up getting my mind right.)
One solution to the problem of too much work in too little time is to expand the amount of time available. Thatís the one good thing about daylight savings time. Starting next week it will stay light an hour longer every evening, and then it will stay light longer and longer for almost three months. It might not seem like it, but that will make a huge difference in my productivity. Itís not just that I work better when thereís more daylight, but I also keep at it longer.