We all have our ups and downs. I have been super productive and feeling great about things at Smart Dolphins for a while now. However, that slipped a little this week. It is Thursday now and the first three days of this week seem to be a complete blur. I thought I’d share my awareness around why I’ve slipped this week, for what it is worth.

First, I’ve been really working on my energy and health. However, this past weekend was not a healthy one. I’m still feeling the effects of a rather significant birthday celebration last Saturday for one of my best high school buddies. I don’t regret creating that memory, but I think I underestimated how much it would cost me this week.

I’ve also been trying to build more routine into my work day, especially at the start of my day. This is really grounding for me and gets me focused during the day on the most important things. For a variety of reasons, I’ve been missing that routine this week (until today) so I’ve been all over the place.

Lastly, sometimes life just throws big storms at you. I normally start my week with some good free space in my calendar. This week so far was a perfect storm of meetings and unexpected, urgent and important demands. I’m just now today getting my first chance to stop and breath and get myself back in the groove.