Time Tip-Spring Fever
Mar 06, 2012 13:13 PST
By: Dr. Donald E. Wetmore
You develop your jam packed “to do” list the night before. You awake to
the new day ready to conquer the world. But the sun is shining after a
long winter. It warms your soul. The birds are singing and the fresh
scent of new flowers breaking ground is all around you.
Ouch! You just got bit by the spring fever bug and all the ambition of
your plans from the night before go out the window as you proceed to
fill your day with unimportant stuff like shuffling piles of paper and
dusting your desk again and again. Sound familiar? It should because it
happens to all of us from time to time.
When you get bit by the spring fever bug, one of two things will happen.
First, you may give in to it, blow off the day and then feel guilty
about it. Or second, you will give in to it, blow off the day and feel
good about it. Either way, you’re going to give in to it.
What to do, then? Give into it, blow off the day and feel good about it.
The spring fever bug bites you for a reason. You are not some robot or
machine. You need an occasional break from the stresses of high
performance. Give in to it. Blow off the day.
Now, if you have made commitments to others about getting something done
today then you have to honor that obligation and let the spring fever
bug come back another day. But most of the things you have to do can
probably be pushed off to another day. Give into it. Blow off the day.
Think about this. Will your overall productive output for the year be
greatly diminished because you took a goof off day in April? One day
lost out of 365? Probably not.
When you get the bite, give in to it. Use the day to recharge your
batteries while taking time out to literally smell the flowers around
But what if every day you get bit by the spring fever bug? Then you’ve
got a problem. But every now and again? Take advantage of it. Your
overall productivity will be enhanced in the long run.
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