With my boss deciding to operate from a different office than mine, I am spending more than 4 hours per day on con-calls. The week gone by was one of those rare weeks when I may have been talking on phone for more than 20 hours. I sensed a strain on my ears and head. Finally, I have resorted to hands-free to have a little more comfort. We are in midst of finalizing our strategy going forward (starting April 2015).
With little over of 5 effective working hours left, I have to rush through a lot of working and calculations. Whats new! when I am a finance professional, as well. Its not just about having a basic template populated. I have to think through using the mind of an entrepreneur and ensure that I too have a success story to narrate later in my life.
I start my day at 4:30 – 5:00 am everyday. I am either out for jogging or cycling by 5:30 am and now in winters max by 6:00 am. Later by 7:00 am I help my younger daughter with breakfast and school uniform. I also do her hair and then drop her to bus stop. By 8:30 am I rush back to take bath and leave for office by 9:00 am.
I am usually back home only by 8:30-9:00 pm. I spend zero hours before television. I am in bed by 9:30 – 10 pm.
When I compare this schedule of mine to some years back, I realize that I am more fitter to manage the existing schedule. Work pressure was never less, for me atleast. I am able to concentrate much more and still stay calm to manage all the priorities at work and my attention to hobbies that I pursue.
So its all about exercising and stamina whether its in sports or in life.