First day back from holiday and I was worried Alex's Dragon game would be distracting me throughout the day. I've made a new rule to not carry out any gaming on my laptop while at work. That means lunchtimes, breaks, after I've finished for the day, everything. The problem with that bloody dragon game is it is on my phone and it pops-up notifications every ten minutes, so the first job was blocking all notifications for that on my phone. I did check the dragons at lunchtime and in the afternoon, but only in between tasks, never while in the middle of a task so I didn't lose concentration. Still, it would be better if I hadn't checked it at all.
I went through all my emails on the walk in to the office this morning. That got rid of all the Order Completed emails I get from clients' sites and I was able to skim through all the remainder and send off a couple of quick replies.
The rest of the day went well. A productive meeting in the morning with Kate then another with Scott/Nania to catch-up and see what's been going on. Then a more thorough look at my email to reply to anyone I need to. Then I made a list of jobs to work-on throughout the day. Rather than get straight into them I went to the gym and got some lunch, but after that I had a really productive afternoon ticking small jobs off my list left, right and centre. There wasn't as much from the fallout as I'd feared, so I was done with my small jobs by 16:30. Emails again at the end of the day and I was particularly pleased to be able to respond to one tiny job marked as urgent within only a minute of it being sent!
And as I wrote this in the morning, so I knew what success would look like, I checked on this again at the end of the day and I was remarkably bang on!