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Tuesday June 18, 2013
On “Being Productive”

I had a sitter come to my house today and I had a total moment of panic when I realized I didn’t have my day set out. I had this great “advantage” of having paid help to look after my children and I hadn’t planned every moment of my day to be sufficiently productive! Usually I am running around – not in a chaotic way, but realistic to the way we live today, which is driving from one end of the city to the other as I visit clients, sit in on meetings, and have a coffee with friends. But today, none of that was planned. So I wandered around a bit. I called my mom in the morning, and we talked for an hour. I took a long, hot shower (a rare privilege these days) and went out for a lunch, for sushi, a meal that only I like in my household. Later on I went shopping and bought a much needed vacuum cleaner (ours mysteriously disappeared. Like where could a vacuum cleaner gone off to?) and a few other knick knacks. I came home and managed a 45 minute power nap before the sitter left.

Many work things were left undone. Emails I needed to respond to, a proposal that I should have been drafting. But it was just the kind of day that I needed. To give my brain a break and have a few moments just to wander.

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As a social entrepreneur, author, speaker and consultant, Michelle works with individuals and organizations across the country and internationally to educate, inspire change and create educational and outreach programs that support the community.

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