Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Some Kick With Your Coffee

Day-to-day resolve for work-life balance does exist.   The Spanish have siesta. Italians have a glass of wine.  Americans have conditions.  Most of the -ics and -isms tied to work, booze, sex, or mental status can by cured by finding a happy medium.  There is a drink of choice for hump days you don't want to start, empty office holidays you can't wait out, and vacations you've yet to recuperate from.   Order your usual coffee with a shot of whiskey, or an "Irish Coffee" if you're at a diner or bar.  It's easy-going energy that loosens tensions while maintaining focus.  Just limit them to one at a time, once a week (if that), but never more; there's an -ism for that.