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Rapid Emails

Do you ever find yourself afraid to step away from your desk because you might miss a email that someone may respond to before you...incorrectly?  In the past couple weeks I've found myself running to the bathroom so I don't miss anything.  The bathroom.

We are coming up on our conference, which I'm project managing and the flood of emails I'm experiencing is more than I've ever received before in my life.  It's even a relatively small conference (400 attendees).

How do you deal with it?

I take deep breaths, excluding the annoying sighs I hear from my co-worker sometimes, because those are annoying.  Just sighs to myself to get through the task at hand.

I take water breaks.  Yes, I find myself running to the bathroom, but taking my time to get water with my co-worker, Justine, and talking about anything but work.

I take a break for lunch.  It can be 15-20 minutes.  I need to step away from my desk in the middle of the day.

I keep exercising, even if I am exhausted.

I count down.  I count down to a day off.  I count down to a trip.  I count down to the conference (and don't think about the fact that we'll need to start planning 2016 almost immediately after the conference...).

Day off Monday!  Who's with me!

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