a day's work?

Philippines
September 25, 2010 8:11am CST
Have you ever felt that you are rushed? Nothing seems to get done and tasks just keep piling high and get higher at the close of the day. You get exasperated and all you can do is heave a big "SIGH" and do a frustrated "PHEW!" I feel like taking a swim or leaving everything behind. Unfortunately, the escape is all in the mind and simply a wish. By tomorrow, the pile you left will still be the pile that greets you at the start of the day. OMG! What to do?
5 responses
@Bellapop (1281)
3 Oct 10
Ah ha! This is so me - everyday even! I've actually managed to get a lot done today but still have a few things left unfinished, hoping that I'll be able to catch up with it tomorrow! :)
• Philippines
4 Oct 10
Hahaha. Glad to see am not alone in this. Same thing happened to me again, today. Well, there is always tomorrow to catch up, as you say. Thanks for your response.
@zapatee (477)
• Philippines
3 Oct 10
first things first. though it is true that sometimes piles of work never seem to end at the end of the day, as bingskee said, a little "things to do" list can get us ahead and, yes, the sense of satisfaction knowing that you've accomplished something feels good. sometimes i do that. like when doing grocery. often i do an "accomplishment list" mentally when i know that a coming day will be very busy. sometimes i can get a little hard on myself because i make sure that i get to accomplish at least 10 things daily. often it is a mix of personal and work-related matters. sometimes the mental list varies by the degree of work needed to achieve something. but just the same, being able to accomplish many things at the end of the day gives me a good night's sleep, lol.
• Philippines
4 Oct 10
Hi Zapatee! I can see that you are an organized and a determined woman. I wish I could be like you and bingskee, really. I do make a list sometimes but it just end up in my tickler. And I end up wondering what happened. Lol. But I could go on trying, though. Thanks for your response.
@cutetari (43)
• Indonesia
27 Sep 10
Sometimes I prefer a job outside the office, although it takes all day in excess of working hours should be, but for me is a challenge that must be completed, why not do? However,more flexible time provide a great opportunity to earn more income. Where we can do many things if only to make money, instead we are just sitting all day behind a desk in the office, with activities that may not be entirely effective. Because, people always hang payroll office at the end of the month because other than that they rarely can get extra time to work binding.
• Philippines
4 Oct 10
Hi! I've been thinking about this more often lately. Having worked 8 to 5 for years, I find myself stifled by the structure. I dream of having time on my own when I want to which can be done home-based nowadays. But I haven't the guts to go ahead with this, yet. Lol. Thanks for your response.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
26 Sep 10
i usually do a THINGS TO DO list. i cross out the things that i have completed or finished and put ok at the side. it gives me a sense of satisfaction and completion. it gives me a thought that i am accomplishing things even though new work will be coming. good luck to you! (and by the way, you are not alone in this he he)
• Philippines
26 Sep 10
Nice to know I am not alone in this. Misery loves company. Lol! But I could see you are systematic. That is commendable and I wish I could be like you. Really. I'll try this. Thanks for your response.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
25 Sep 10
I agree! Although I do not work at an office, I am a stay at home mom to 4... 6, 4, 2 and 2 weeks,. and I know that feeling when you feel you have worked your tail off, are exhausted and you take a look around and think man, it looks as though I have done absolutely nothing! Lol!! It is pretty frustrating and can be a bit overwhelming and discouraging... but we just gotta take it day by day and step by step...
• Philippines
25 Sep 10
True. It could be frustrating. But we can hope that tomorrow is a better day and that things will smooth out. If not, there is always another day. Lol. Thanks for your response.