What FIRE are you putting out today? (or should I say how MANY)
STOP... do not let that issue take up any more of your brain space. Unless it's an ACTUAL fire, then obviously go put that out!
We are all guilty of this. We wake up thinking of all the things we need to get done and the first thing we do is check our email and there is ALWAYS an email/phone call of an issue that makes you want to scream.
Let this sink in for a minute... unless you work with life and death, that issue is not going to be the end of the world!
I get it is easier said than done because I WAS that person who was up at 3am because I can't sleep thinking of all the things I need to get done but then get sucked down the FIRE hole because I read an email from a VERY unhappy parent and they are going to withdraw their kid...and begin the downward spiral of me getting NOTHING done until I respond to that, hear back from the parent and talk to the staff about it!
Guess what??? It's now NOON and all...