I’m subject to constant interruptions daily and because of it, I’m constantly course correcting my daily workload and its deadlines. For example, I’ve been trying to get next week’s staff schedule ready since the beginning of last week. I could probably get it done within a day – IF, big IF, I could close the office’s main door and lock myself in an office. When I have a task to complete, I like to put on the proverbial blinders on and focus.
I have shit to get done. I do. Now go away.
I don’t hate people, but as an introvert, too much people contact, in combination with the interruptions, is draining – and there are people, who as soon as they start talking, I'll feel my energy being sucked out. I call those people energy vampires. Most days I’m internally screaming to leave by 10:00AM; I’m mentally exhausted when I leave work every day – not just once in a while, but every day.
I can’t even have a 30-minute lunch break – in a conference room with the doors closed – without someone interrupting and asking a work-related question. It’s ridiculous. I just want 30 minutes away from everything and everybody … please go away.
On the positive side of this day, the day’s more than half done and at 4:30, I can go away. Booyah.