Every couple of years or so I get a visit from my family. This is the first year that I've been deliberate about my productivity. This was also the first week in a long time that I didn't think about Productivity in Tech before almost everything else. The Be More Productive Show didn't air this week. Loosely Connected aired a week late. I didn't blog or record at all for two weeks. This week was all about my mom, dad, and my sister. It was about having a great time with them creating as many memories as possible to last until the next time I would see them.
Today I dropped them off at the bus depot. I'm sad to see them gone, but this is a life that I am used to. Now it is my wife, my dogs, and I. Now it is back to normalcy and getting into the swing of things.
I have prepared my spread for July. I've recorded the videos and will begin editing so they can be released on the first. I've queued up questions for video content and I'm really excited to back into the swing of things with PIT. Still, I am having a hard time shaking the emptiness feeling.
Be Realistic About Your Expectations
If you are dealing with something like loss or a major shift in thought remember to take things slow. Be sure to let people know what's going on and set realistic expectations for yourself and others. If you don't, then you can really get into a funk that is very had to recover from. (check out PIT Reflection 42 to see what that looks like).
Write about how you feel
I often find comfort in getting the thoughts out of my head. I personally use Day One to catalog my thoughts. It's good to hold onto these feelings and revisit them when you get into a similar funk.
Another suggestion would be to share how you feel with others. This will help you build a support network that will not only help you, but you will be able to help later on.
Remember What You are Working Towards
It takes time but you will recover. You will get better. How do you get back into the swing of things. One step at a time. Soon I will be achieving the goals that I have for my life, and that will allow me to spend more time with my family and do more of the things that bring me joy.