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Daily Routine

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6 comments for “Daily Routine”

  1. Claire says:

    I am struggling with this lately! In two and a half weeks I have been out once to the grocery, once to pick up a food order, and twice to my office (where I worked alone on something I had to do there). I’ve been doing some projects, but my regular routine I swore I’d keep (bed same time, dog walks same time, etc) has suffered I know I need to get back to that!

    • wendy says:

      Claire – I talk to my coaching clients about this on a daily basis. First of all, it’s totally understandable that it’s been so hard to keep up your routine. It’s a crazy world right now. And yes, creating a schedule is key, but make it an achievable one. Even a little bit of structure will help. Do a test run on a small scale and see how it feels.

      • Claire says:

        Achievable – I think that’s key. A few days ago I started using my planner again that feels better. Writing down “walk dog”, “trainer”, etc – feels more normal! Aside -since you are a career coach you may appreciate I have an interview this week for a “reach” job. There’s politics in the hiring and I think the decision is probably already made but I’m proud of pushing myself anyway to apply and make my case!

        • wendy says:

          I love that you’re making your case and going for it. Keep us posted!

          • Claire says:

            Update: Had the interview last week. Good: by applying and preparing and interviewing I realized not only was it not a “reach” job, but I was very qualified and could do a great job at it. I had a light bulb realization that I have never allowed myself to think big about myself that I assume automatically so many things are a reach.
            Bad: they hired someone else who is such an underwhelming choice (not the choice I expected either) and I’m not sure why other than he’s a white man who needed a hand out. I would get it if he were well connected and politically adept, etc, but he’s not. I plan to ask for feedback on my interview from the committee chair and snoop around to see what was at play because I’m not done applying for “reach” jobs!

          • wendy says:

            That’s a lot of important insight, Claire. And I’m so sorry you didn’t get the job. One thing I’ll add for what it’s worth – I encourage my coaching clients not to speculate in these kinds of situations until you have more facts.

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