Melting in Maine-Welcoming Visitors-Embracing Flexibility
So I didn’t get a chance to post last night, due to a chain of events (watch for TWO posts tonight!) For one thing, we are m-e-l-t-i-n-g here in Maine, like so many people are around the country. High 90s, oppressive humidity, and no AC here at home just don’t help people like me with asthma.
I struggled all day yesterday just to try to stay hydrated and still get work done. By early last night, I was feeling quite exhausted, and then hubby and I had surprise visitors. His oldest brother and wife were out on their motorcycles, taking advantage of the slightly cooler night air (and it was cooler outside than inside!), and decided to stop in for a visit.
Hubby and I stepped outside to see them off later, and the cooler air was wonderful! The house felt really stuffy when we came inside, and in spite of it only being about 9:30, I gave up any thoughts of trying to get anything else done, and went to bed early for a change.
Embracing flexibility seems to be a primary feature of freelancing. Yes, we have deadlines, and have to maintain some kind of structure with attention to wise time management. Yet, it’s important to have flexibility within the structure – to bend rather than break when things don’t go the way we have so carefully planned.
Not only that, but more flexibility, less stress, and more sleep are all good things!
How about you? What’s the weather like in your part of the world? How do you manage hot, humid weather?
Also, what are your thoughts on building some flexibility into your schedule?