Thursday, December 17, 2009

feelings can be dumb

Lately I have been reflecting on the irrationality of feelings (maybe feelings are irrational by definition; I forget).

For the past couple of weeks, while I have been waiting to hear back about my interview, I have felt very unproductive. There were a couple of job applications that I KNEW I should finish, and that I had every intention of finishing, but they just weren't getting done.

And I felt horrible about it. In the meanwhile I was getting a lot of other things done -- just not the applications.

Well, this morning I woke up and said to myself "today I am not going to do anything or go anywhere until I finish these applications." So I didn't (or, rather, did). I didn't even eat or drink anything until I finished the applications.

At about 1:30 I finished and e-mailed my first application off, and finally got up to find some coffee and nourishment (which happened to be homemade truffles) before sitting and hammering out the second. By about 3:30 I had received an e-mail from Human Resources saying that the position had been filled.

BUT (and this is the funny part)

I still felt twenty times more productive than I have in a couple of weeks.

How does that make any sense at all?

1 comment:

jessi said...

That totally makes sense. It's procrastination, that's the only thing on your mind and doing other stuff to try and fill your time just doesn't make you feel better until you actually DO the thing that you've been procrastinating. Does that make sense?