I’m test-driving a new 4/10 work schedule for my job at ACME Giant Government Bureaucracy Inc. The reasoning was not that I needed to have increased amounts of fatigue in my work week, but rather that I need a weekday day free of paid employment responsibilities to devote to the new business that I am currently running in my non-spare evening and weekend hours.
My 3-point plan for transitioning to this new work paradigm involved the consumption of copious amounts of caffeine (as illustrated below):
- Get up at even earlier, ungodly hour;
- Prepare for work immediately on arising instead of lolling about in pajamas reading the paper over breakfast and wasting time on the internet while drinking coffee; and
- Drink copious amounts of caffeine in order fool body into thinking it is bursting with energy and ambition to be at work 2 hours earlier than usual.
Unfortunately this plan is not being fully implemented because we are out of coffee. Again. A fact for which I can only blame myself because I knew we were out of coffee yesterday. It was on my mental list of things to do, right there at #1 – pick up ground coffee at Starbucks. The embarrassing part is that I was even at Starbucks at lunch time yesterday. Getting a double-shot latte. Because I was tired. From having no coffee. ::sigh::
So the plan for today is to make a real list to remind myself to buy coffee. And if that doesn’t work, seeing ‘QWERTY’ across my face in the mirror this afternoon should certainly jog my memory.