Small, but this time, Busy!

Yesterday’s list was a last-minute kind of blog, but it made me feel productive after an unspectacular day.

Today already felt productive because several of my tasks were back-to-back, which made me feel very busy. So, at the risk of ruining a good thing, I thought another bulleted list would help artificially inflate my sense of accomplishment!

  • Emailed a bunch of strangers to schedule meetings
  • Scheduled meetings with the ones who responded
    • Those also happened to be some of the more absurdly good-looking people at the company
  • Had a productive meeting with my manager
  • Ate lunch with a really old friend
  • Walked even FURTHER to eat lunch
  • Dialed into a conference call
  • Picked up a headset for that Britney Spears feel/so I can type and be on the phone
  • Made decent progress with an assignment I’ve been working on since Monday
  • Befriended the girls working around my new desk assignment
  • Got a telemarketing call on my work phone
  • Wore a Snow White hairbow without anyone commenting on it
  • Found the coathook in my cubicle so I don’t have to hang my coat on my chair anymore

Phew, now I feel better about hitting a productivity wall around 3:30 today and really only being busy for about 2 hours.

What small accomplishments are you celebrating today?

P.S. I made a joke about using 2 teabags yesterday despite not being at a rave. Some people didn’t get the reference, so here it is:

Small Accomplishments

I’m still in the training phase of my new job. It’s a wee bit nerve-wracking when you hear about people closing million-dollar contracts. Meanwhile, here is a list of my accomplishments from today:

  • Cleared my inbox
  • Color-coded my calendar
  • Used two teabags in one mug

    Two teabag tags side-by-side: "refresh mint" and "zen"
    The “zen” just wasn’t minty enough for me to feel refreshed
  • Slightly sassed my new manager (I’m not sure if this is an accomplishment yet, I don’t know if we have that kind of rapport just yet)
  • Moved my bag and snacks to my permanent desk (I did not, however, move my computer or phone)
  • Contacted two of my new managers
  • Confirmed lunch with an old friend who works at the company
  • Walked more than 10 feet away from my building to get lunch
  • Found my cell phone (after leaving it in a conference room)
  • Gave a coworker ibuprofen
  • Learned how to put the tricky headset over my ear

You know what, when I make a bulleted like this, I almost feel like I was quite productive today. 🙂