The first part of April I went on a great trip to Seattle and enjoyed a wonderful visit with family in a beautiful setting that provided refreshing new views. There is a definite recovery time curve upon return from a vacation! There are many benefits from a break in routine, but getting back into a productive rhythm is a challenge. Not only do you have dig out from under the accumulation of information, new messages and piles of work, but the momentum that is built with regular work is lost and it takes time to get back up to speed. It is also necessary to make a mental switch from relaxed mode to productive mode.
Blog Barometer: Frequency of blog posting is a measure of productivity. When overwhelmed with too much to do, the result is lack of time for posting. When underwhelmed with a lack of fresh input to stimulate new ideas, the result is a lack of posts. It’s a delicate balance that seems to be critical to productivity success. It helps to have a system that allows us to keep track of what we need to do and gives us the control to Dial it up and Dial it down as needed.