The post-deadline calm

Friday, 10 May 2013

⚠️ This is an old post

It's possibly been exported and imported from at least three different blogging platforms over the years. That probably means, at best, there are broken images and links. If the post is technical in nature, any advice is probably out of date and irrelevant. Or it is really old, it was the wafflings of a teenager with too much time on his hands working out what blogging is… If it is the latter I would probably cringe if I re-read it. But it's here because it's part of my past, not my present.

You've been warned! Onwards…

That time after passing a deadline is always an odd one; on one hand there is that wonderful rest having worked crazy-hard to hit the targets, to get the work done on time. On the other hand it does seem to make everything else after feel really slow...

Yesterday was deadline day. Today is the post deadline calm. I've done a fair amount of work today, I would even go as far as to say it was productive. Just not even close to being a productive as the last 10 days. As a result today has just felt slow.

I think there is an interesting balance to be found in the pace of work. I am certain that I would hit burnout very quickly if I kept on at the pace of the last two weeks, but I also think I would end up going mad if my pace was as slow as it has felt today!

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