Lately I’ve spent longer hours working in the office. I just finished going through my full E-mail inbox, clearing out old E-mails and closing out a few pressing issues. There is always too much to do. Have you ever had a day or days where you were given action items, one after one after, with no time to do them? I left a lot of action items unfinished, but I feel much better having cleared out my inbox. You wouldn’t believe how much you can get done when you have a little peace and quiet and time to focus on getting the job done. The unfortunate trade-off is that I’m not even home to say goodnight to my son and to spend a little quiet time before coming back to work again tomorrow. If you are doing what I’m doing–working long hours, I salute you for you working so hard. But please try to find some time to go home early and have a rest. For me, thank God tomorrow is the eve of a three-day weekend (Columbus Day). I can’t wait. It makes staying in the office just a little easier to handle.