I managed to stick to all of the rules! It was an incredibly busy day at work, and so in some ways it was easier. However, I found several moments challenging:
- Not looking at my texts while driving (I know. But I am determined to stop this forever. And day 1 is the start of hopefully an infinite new streak.) This was incredibly hard for me, because I ended up having to see an off-site consult and thus there was plenty of driving. I had to keep repeating to myself that there was nothing that I could possibly NEED to respond to within 30 minutes -- and if there was, the person could easily just call.
- Not whipping out my phone while waiting for the elevator. I don't think I even realized that I did this so automatically! But apparently . . . yeah.
Other than that, it wasn't so bad. I didn't have enough free time to contemplate jumping on email or checking Facebook. I remain oddly relieved to have my account deactivated. Hmm.
There was no real excess time today because I did 5 new consults today, saw several inpatient follow-ups and saw 5 outpatients -- and yes, in my world that is a lot.
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I need to go crash soon. Tomorrow I am done with call until March!
PS: First weekend of being on simultaneously with Josh went really well on Saturday, and then on Sunday our babysitter called in sick at midnight (in her defense I think her pneumonia was legit). SOOOOO that was kind of bad. But I survived.
If you are playing along . . . how did Monday (day 1 / 30!) go for you?