Not enough sleep again last night. Five and a half hours is not enough to make up for the 2.5 I had the night before. If you put the two together, that’s a descent night’s sleep, but that is not how it works.
I was up at 7 again and already working to prep for the work day. As a team lead, I not only have to get my own to-do lists in order, but I also have to make sure everyone else on the team has their priorities straight. The last couple weeks have been murder for issues which has meant putting the rest of our projects on pause to take care of that. Now, things are behind schedule and we need to pick up the pace to stay on track. In my world, the train generally does not stop when other things come up, so it always creates a higher stress situation. It might be nice for a change if people actually adjusted our project plans to account for unforeseen circumstances, but that’s not how it works.
It’s all part of the reality of this job, so I’ve had to learn how to not let it get to me. Sometimes, that’s tough. Powering through on very little sleep makes it even harder.
I can sort of feel already that today is the day that I’ll be missing having a bit of a coffee. Hot tea just does not sound appealing. I’d actually like to go back to sleep for a bit right now, and that’s not going to happen either. That’s just now how it works.
If that’s not how it works, you have to learn to work with it – or change something.
Ready, Set, Go,