– Robert Burns
Well the plans were laid, the buffers were set, and then two meetings emerged that fully occupied my Tuesday buffer space.
Then I remembered where I’d first stumbled on the term ‘holiday buffer’. It was in a podcast featuring Elizabeth Grace Saunders, and one of the other things that she talked about was planning. I can’t quote her accurately, but the essence was:
Planning = thinking through what’s important;
Planning = reducing stress by being proactive;
Planning ≠ everything being perfect.
Since I had managed to do most of my planning for the week yesterday, hitting the (meeting) buffers toady wasn’t a disaster. I expect that I’ll get back on track tomorrow, starting with the priorities that I proactively identified yesterday.
(Photo by Karwik @ flickr.com)